Off-White + Byredo’s “Elevator Music” Fragrance Collaboration

A concept-driven capsule collection devised around one tantalizing scent

Scent is one of many senses Off-White‘s Virgil Abloh and Byredo‘s Ben Gorham manipulate for their multi-category collaboration “Elevator Music.” And yet, the aroma is so compelling—floral but without gender, steady but not overpowering—that it makes an obscure product like hair perfume seem like a necessity. In addition to the hair perfume, Gorhan and Abloh use the fragrance in a lavish hand cream and a …

Replicating the American Dollar’s Scent

Partnering with chemist and perfumer Marc vom Ende from fragrance and flavor manufacturer Symrise, artist Mike Bouchet will fill all 45,000 square feet of Chelsea’s Marlborough Gallery with the reconstructed scent of American money. The exhibition, known as “Tender,” opens today 19 January 2017. Within, guests will find nothing but the olfactory, invisible “structure.” The scent’s formula took over a year to develop and carries …

The Bygone Candle Co.

Handmade from soy wax to remind you of seasons past

Founded last year in White Plains, NY, Britt Dignan’s Bygone Candle Co. produces candles that boast lush fragrances made to remind users of seasons past. Dignan decided to start the business after failing to find candles that were seasonally appropriate—they were all too sweet or unnecessarily complex, and she wanted rich but subtle perfumes. Her resulting collection features three candles per season, with scents that …

Homesick Candles

Hand-poured and made to smell like your favorite state

Crafted to remind people of their favorite state, Homesick Candles are made by a group of individuals who each moved away from the place they call home. The hand-poured, soy wax candles have distinctive fragrances—from Vermont’s tinges of maple syrup and fall foliage to Texas’ leather and sage—and aim to tap into those memories that scents conjure up so powerfully. We tested out the Northern …

PHLUR’s Sustainable, Gender-Neutral Fragrances

The brand is making positive changes in the age-old perfume industry

Working closely with their partners, new fragrance brand PHLUR is making perfumes that are sustainable, support communities and maintain traditions. From using a synthetic alternative to Natural Indian Sandalwood (which has been over-harvested and put in jeopardy) to introducing vetiver to Madagascan farmers (creating a new revenue stream) to the safe and sustainable harvesting of the Styrax tree’s resin, there are plenty of reasons to …