Interview: Cire Trudon Creative Director Julien Pruvost

Steering the French heritage candlemaker into a fragrant future

“We’re an old-new brand,” Julien Pruvost, creative director at Cire Trudon says of the French candle and fragrance company, which was founded in 1643 but refreshed in 2006. Pruvost, who has been with the luxury maison for more than a decade, stewards their illustrious history as he expands their collection of beloved, sophisticated scents. From a store on rue Saint Honoré in the 17th century to …

Test Drive: 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid

Progress meets classic luxury in the British brand's stunning sedan

Following the 2020 arrival of the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV, the 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is the most recent step in the British luxury carmaker’s plan to go fully electric by 2030. While the shift will be momentous, the cars remain as grand and opulent as ever. And the design language—”resting, calm, powerful and superior”—remains the same, Peter Bosch (board member for manufacturing) tells …

Open Call For Upcoming “The Uncook Book”

Upcoming publication The Uncook Book from Given (a London-based agency that works with purpose-driven brands) aims to communicate climate solutions in artistic ways, because “where science and logic can’t reach, creativity and imagination can.” Artists of all disciplines have been invited to contribute to the book via an open call for submissions that closes 31 January. The three concepts in the brief are: unbake how …