Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sophisticated Scents

Candles, perfumes, incense and more for those with a discerning sense of smell

While we may not give much thought to our noses on the day-to-day, as it turns out, it’s one of the easiest senses to please—and of course, turn off. These magnificently unique fragrances break out of the typical cologne or perfume box and activate the olfactory sense with thought and care. From candles, shampoos, incense and even laundry detergent, these gift ideas can charm even …

Incausa Incense

A social business experiment that supports indigenous people in Brazil and around the world

Lighting the thick, aromatic Breu resin sticks and Palo Santo wood offered by Brooklyn-based Incausa can transform the energy of a space in a few seconds, but learning the story behind the incense brand just might transform the way you live your life. “Incausa is a study in progress, about consciousness and sacred trade,” founder Vinicius Vieira de Vieira tells CH. “To find meaningfulness in …

Apparatus Studio’s Censer Incense Burner

The NY design firm debuts a masterful, geometric multi-functional tabletop object

They are always a must-see at ICFF, and we’ve been paying close attention to the works of NYC design firm Apparatus Studios for some time now. While their origins lay in lighting design, and their last collection saw a textile and paper collaboration, founders Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson have just debuted a five-piece collection known as Apparatus Objects—and it’s their first foray into tabletop …