The Glamorous Origins of Eight & Bob Perfume

A French perfumer's brand with a history as special as his divine fragrances

According the perfume experts at Scent Bar, the original Eight & Bob fragrance combines citrus, spice accord, violet, iris, cedar, sandalwood, gaiac, and ambergris. Created by Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet, this sophisticated combination comes with a remarkable history. In fact, the way it unfolds is much like a screenplay. Fouquet met a young John F Kennedy in Côte d’Azur during 1937. Kennedy remarked on the …

Marcel Wanders Designs Home Fragrance Objects + Signature Scents For Alessi

A new category for the renowned Italian firm begins with five collaborative aromas

In the midst of Milan Design Week, Italy’s charming, prestigious design house Alessi unveiled the unexpected: a line of home fragrances with objects to match. They are far from the first design brand to enter this sensory sector, but rarely have others approached it in this manner. “We think that fragrance is part of interior design. It becomes part of the experience of the home,” …

CH Omakase 2017: Joya Candle

Handmade in an edition of 100, each of these vessels is unique

Founded by Frederick Bouchardy in 2006, Joya is an NYC design studio with a focus on fragrances and ceramics—a perfect pairing for our CH Omakase edition candles. Joya’s philosophy is one of balance and beauty—they create elegant pieces, but also use locally sourced raw materials, use sustainable packaging and maintain ethical production processes. For 2017’s CH Omakase, Joya crafted an edition of 100 candles. Each …

Four Perfumes for All Genders

Fragrance has too-long been categorized, but these brands are subverting the old ways

While many brands continue to categorize (especially in online stores) their offerings, there are some products that simply need no gendering. Perfume certainly is one of the countless products that is still often divided between men and women, though there are several brands now who make fragrances for all genders—the only deciding factor is which scent the individual likes best. From Thirdman to Agonist, Apolis …

Lola James Harper’s Scented Candles

With descriptions like quick journal entries, each product is named after a visited place

Smell is a powerful way we mentally transport back to places and people we’ve visited. Rami Mekdachi is aware of this—thanks to his longtime experience with studying how fragrance can embody not only a brand’s story but also philosophies and lifestyles. Mekdachi started out as a perfume developer at L’Oreal in 1998 before working on candles and fragrances for Colette, Chloé, Lacoste, Roger Vivier and …