A Gen­er­ous JOUR­NEY

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adel­i­cate decor of hand sculpted white flow­ers in­vites the vis­i­tor into the re­fined world cre­ated by Mai­son abriza just foot­steps away from Place Vendôme. Within, one dis­cov­ers a fairy tale land of pre­cious essence-filled can­dles en­sconced in dec­o­ra­tive porce­lain cham­bers bring­ing to­gether the ex­cep­tional knowhow of French mas­ter crafts­men.

The nine el­e­gant fra­grances are made in Grasse and their con­tain­ers, which come in five de­signs and two sizes, are crafted in fine white limo­ges porce­lain in limo­ges and beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated with re­fined touches of 24-carat enam­elled gold. Within are the scented can­dles. The wax for the can­dles is poured by the mas­ter can­dle-mak­ers at one of the old­est can­dle mak­ing man­u­fac­tures in Europe and this step re­quires a spe­cial savoir-faire for the wax must be adapted to each fra­grance. it takes two and half months to fash­ion these dec­o­ra­tive can­dles of lux­ury.

This del­i­cate world of fra­grances for the home was imag­ined by abriza El Ghan­dour whose fa­ther and grand­mother were both per­fumers. Her first name, abriza, is that of her grand­mother and means pure gold in an­cient Greek. The fra­grances, made from rare essences and noble ma­te­ri­als, are her mem­o­ries of her many jour­neys near and far around the globe. Each fra­grance re­counts a chap­ter in abriza’s life and the names in­trigue, among them Cré­pus­cule Blanc (White Twi­light), Chant des Mi­rages (Mi­rage song), Déli­cieux En­chante­ment (De­li­cious En­chant­ment), Comme un Nuage (like a Cloud). Fra­grance notes in­clude in­trigu­ing Neroli, heady musk, cap­ti­vat­ing in­cense, be­witch­ing Gur­jum balm and del­i­cate ara­bian jas­mine.

Each can­dle is gifted in an amethyst coloured jewel-box and ac­com­pa­nied by a scroll, which re­counts the Per­fume Tale, dif­fer­ent sto­ries by abriza for each fra­grance, tales born of her life jour­neys, nostal­gia and dreams. Flat, del­i­cately dec­o­rated saucers in limo­ges porce­lain, avail­able in four de­signs, com­ple­ment and com­plete the dec­o­ra­tive ex­pe­ri­ence.

This spell­bind­ing world of dec­o­ra­tive fra­grance con­tin­ues with glass bells, in­spired by the bells of the per­fumer, to pro­tect the ob­ject while re­veal­ing the fra­grance to its fullest upon tak­ing it off. Ex­cep­tional, num­bered pieces are on hand as well. These are the Giants, or­na­men­tal ob­jects crafted en­tirely by hand by a mas­ter porce­lain crafts­man in the Paris re­gion. This can­dle with its four lu­mi­nous wicks im­parts a per­fumed pres­ence on any and ev­ery room.

For spe­cial oc­ca­sions and gifts, Mai­son abriza makes up ex­cep­tional presents re­plete with their very own themed tale.

mAi­Son ABrizA 12 blvd des Ca­pucines (9th), 01 43 87 74 69 www. abriza.fr

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