SCENTS OF PLACE
A treat for armchair explorers: thanks to two new travel-inspired collections, you can experience the world from home. French brand Lola James Harper has launched an eau de toilette collection to accompany candles and room sprays that founder Rami Mekdachi created himself. Each of the 18 scents evoke a different place: such as pungent amber summoning memories of the Bomboneria sweetshop in Barcelona. The fragrances come in understated medicinal-looking brown glass vessels (£34 each, Selfridges; selfridges.com). Also, design studio and letterpress expert 42 Pressed now sells candles to complement its collection of hand-printed and copper-foiled city maps. Notes of each city, from Paris and New York to Chicago, are infused in soy wax: we like the idea of London being channelled in black pepper and oak moss (£16 each; 42pressed.com).