house of wax
louis Vuitton is launching its first series of candles, created by in-house perfumer jacques cavallier belletrud, who also worked on the fashion house’s perfume debut in 2016. the four fragrances, developed to convey the feeling of a gentle breeze bringing the outdoors in, are inspired by seasonal landscapes discovered by cavallier belletrud during his travels: l’air du jardin distills a provençal garden filled with May roses in spring, Île blanche is all sea spray and beating sun, Feuilles d’or is the wet, woody aromas of the forest, and Dehors il neige is a snowy landscape infused with festive notes. Marc newson’s containers for the scented wax nod to voyaging. a leather handle over the handcrafted ceramic vessels represents the maison’s signature material, while a thin, gold-finished lid also doubles as a tray. the candles’ wicks are hand-painted in grasse with colourful pigments, adding a pleasingly playful touch.