Candles are a nightly ritual for me in our home. It not only perfumes the air into a story of that moment in time but it creates an ambiance that soothes my soul. Everyone looks more beautiful bathed in candle light and no room is complete without it. One of the best gifts I love to receive is that of a beautifully scented candle. Like in the above photograph, Kevin slipped this Fig Tree Diptyque candle under the Christmas tree for me, which I have saved to burn in June when figs are in season.
You probably know the smoky, sweet leather scent of Le Labo's Santal 33 by smell, if not by name. Some days it feels like there isn't a woman in New York who hasn't purchased an individually mixed and labeled bottle of the stuff from the brand's Elizabeth Street shop. The resulting fragrance tells a story not only about the person wearing it, but the people involved in the process—notably Le Labo's host of bespoke fragrance mixers. And while every scent speaks for itself, we thought we'd let the