Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Gifts That Give Back

Presents with plenty of positive repercussions

There’s no denying the joy of giving the perfect gift to a loved one, but making that gift something that has far-reaching positive effects on other people and the planet is even better. All year, every year, we should be mindful of our collective consumption but, in 2020, with an unfathomable number of people across the globe facing hardship, it’s especially crucial. We encourage readers …

Capsule Parfumerie’s High-Concept Approach to Storytelling

Perfumer and founder Linda Sivrican explains inspiration, formulation and more

Since launching Capsule Parfumerie in 2012, Linda Sivrican has created eight fragrance brands and opened her own perfume shop. From her inaugural natural Fiele Fragrances to her Litoralle Aromatica collection, each bottle tells a sensory story. Her namesake Capsule series pays homage to LA neighborhoods and features “Troupe” (for the night owls of North Hollywood, with notes of neroli and tequila blanco) and “Squad” (a …

L’Ombre des Merveilles

An Hermès fragrance for all genders, L’Ombre des Merveilles weaves together the aromas of tonka bean and black tea. Helmed by in-house perfumer Christine Nagel, the scent exudes a woodsy, almost incense-like undercurrent. Sculptor Serge Mansau designed the star-speckled magnifying bottle, which rocks gently into one’s hand.