Phoenix-based start-up, The Jenesis House, has answered the call for a renewed interest in self-care with the debut of its luxury crystal candle collection. Formulated from a blend of essential oils, 100% soy wax and a wood wick The Jenesis House Crystal candles will have what feels like an everlasting burn of up to 50 hours.
The collection’s candles are all non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and are hand-poured by the creator herself, Creative Director Jenesis Laforcarde.
With the debut of the luxury candle line, Laforcarde is on a much bigger mission to operate the first Black female-owned wellness resort in Arizona for everyone to experience — especially people of color. According to the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD), less than 1% of all hotels are owned by African American women. When asked about her motivation for creating the candle collection, Laforcarde explained: “The Jenesis House is currently self-funded, so I wanted to launch a luxury candle line to help contribute to the thousands of dollars in startup costs to make this dream a reality.”
Keeping wellness and self-care at the forefront, those interested in making a smaller contribution can purchase candles from the collection at a cost of $65 each. Available in 3 enchanting fragrances: Cheque In, Cheque Out, and Cheque Ya Self. The candles are packaged in luxury glass jars available in crystal, rose gold, and matte black.
To help push the agenda forward, The Jenesis House has also launched a crowdfunding campaign that is hosted on ifundwomen.com a crowdfunding platform for women. The campaign goal is $500,000 and anyone can show their support by simply donating or pre-booking a heavily discounted 3-night stay at The Jenesis House for $1,500 for one person or $2,500 for two people. The reward night stays will feature a welcome bottle of champagne, complimentary spa treatments, and mediation time as well as an all-inclusive culinary experience.
Laforcarde is also offering complimentary refills on luxury candles for those who plan to visit the highly anticipated resort. For those that love the lavish candles and can not wait for the resort’s doors to open, Laforcarde is encouraging customers to send in their crystal candle jars for complimentary refills as well.
The candles are currently available for sale on the company’s website. To purchase a candle, get further information and updates on the new resort, come into the beautiful world of The Jenesis House.
Cartier is the ‘jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers’, so declared Edward VII – and it’s an epithet that has endured. Supplying ineffably luxurious treasures since 1847, the Parisian jeweller was founded by Louis-François Cartier, though it was his grandchildren Louis, Pierre and Jacques who transformed Cartier from a boutique into a globally renowned name.
The Maison pioneered platinum as a setting in the 1860s, and ground-breaking expertise was not restricted to jewellery alone; Cartier’s history of haute horlogerie plots an evolution from the jewellery watches of the 19th century to contemporary wrist watches, establishing iconic codes that remain at the heart of Cartier timepieces to this day.
Since 1880, Cartier was intrigued by the concept of everyday objects, including their earliest fragrance flacons and powder compacts, to stationery and inkwells, which were actually given their very own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. By the time the 1930s came around Louis Cartier founded the ‘S for Silver’ department with the intention of creating luxury gifts and objects like vases, teapots and teacaddies, lighters, belts, and pocket watches.
The eternally glamorous Jeanne Toussaint garnered the pet name La Panthère thanks to her collection of furs.
Fast forward to 2020, and the Maison has launch such darling everyday accessories which respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Panthère de Cartier. A collections to bring beauty into your life. From practical to playful, delicate to portable, suitable and linked by their emblematic codes. Cartier’s art de vivre resounds from its home and lifestyle pieces.
The emblematic panther has embodied Cartier’s creation ever since its first appearance on a watch with panther spots in 1914. She graduated from abstract to figurative representation three years later when she was depicted flanked by cypress trees on a nécessaire gifted by Louis Cartier to Jeanne Toussaint in 1917. In 1988 it decorated the first Cartier Limoges La Maison Collection – the new collection fits perfect with it.
Becoming a Maison legend, this motif runs throughout a contrasting collection of white, black, green and red. Limoges porcelain objects, trinket tray, solitaire board, vase or paper objects, notebook, stationery, and finally a cashmere blanket. Lift the lid on the lauded red box to uncover a new heirloom, whether sparkling with diamonds or shining in solid gold.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Tea Box
The Panthère de Cartier collection presents an array of refined pieces to decorate your interior in true Cartier style. The porcelain tea box is a perfect example of the iconic Panthère’s migration from the jewellery sphere into a more domesticated realm, presenting an elegant porcelain silhouette that serves as an ornate home for the wild motif. H.14.5cm x W.10cm approx.
Cartier LimogesPanthère de Cartier Vase
Panthère prowls across this handpainted porcelain vase with the same striking presence. Depicted in the black and gold colourway that was selected for the motif’s debut, it carries the rich history of the Maison’s archives into your home, instantly commanding your tabletop or mantlepiece. H.22cm x W.9cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Pencil Holder
Standing poised on your desk, this Cartier Panthère de Cartier pencil holder is a beacon of the Maison’s resounding elegance. Its pristine hand-painted Limoges porcelain body is detailed with the Maison’s hallmark feline, showcasing its tempered prowl across a minimalist canvas. Store fine stationary or other belongings in this petite design and simultaneously elevate your workspace with the Maison’s luxurious style. H.10.5cm x D.9cm approx.
Cartier LimogesPanthère de Cartier Trinket
Artistic director Jeanne Toussaint’s glamorous style was an amalgamation of Chinese, Indian and Persian influences through the lens of her own Parisian heritage, leading to the conception of one of Cartier’s most-famed emblems – the Panthère. This striking feline has remained present in the label’s collections for decades and is seen adorning this trinket tray in the same defiant colourway that was selected on its debut. H 9.5cm x W.21.5cm x D.2.5cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Trinket Tray
Appointed Cartier’s artistic director of high jewellery in 1933, Jeanne Toussaint conceptualised striking designs that remain iconic to this day. The Panthère became her fingerprint and remains a pillar of the brand’s style. This porcelain trinket tray is adorned with the signature feline motif and serves as the ideal resting place for your own prized Panthère accessories. H.17cm x W.17cm x D.3cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Trinket Trays (Set of 4)
For loyalists dripping in Cartier jewels, this set of four trinket trays offers multiple surfaces to rest your off-duty accessories. Each design is crafted from pristine porcelain and showcases the roaming Panthère motif, channelling every ounce of elegance possessed by its fine jewellery relations. H.8cm x W.8cm x D.2cm approx.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Box – medium
The eternally glamorous Jeanne Toussaint garnered the pet name ‘La Panthère’ from her then lover Louis Cartier thanks to her vast collection of furs. You can mimic the Parisian icon’s tastefully spotted abode with the addition of this white lacquered wood Panthère de Cartier box to your interior.
Whether it’s sat contently upon your dressing table or on your mantlepiece for all to see, this design captivates its beholder with the Maison’s unequivocal elegance. An immaculate resting place for your prized Panthère rings? The Cartier Panthère de Cartier Box is available in three sizes (with different decoration), W.21.5cm x L.9.5cm x H.6cm (large), W.16cm x L.7cm x H.4.5cm (medium – shown), and L.12cm x H.5.5cm x D.3.5cm (small).
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Stationary Box Set
Cartier presents the Panthère de Cartier stationary box set to keep your correspondence in order. Known for its Parisian elegance, the label showcases a pristine box in lacquered wood that acts as a pedestal for its unrivalled Panthère emblem. It holds ample potential as a decorative piece, as well as storing fifteen signature cards and envelops for contacting loved ones by hand.
Includes stationary box, 15 greetings cards, 15 envelopes H14.5cm x W19cm x D6cm approx. Every card and its corresponding envelope is crafted from paper that’s sourced from a sustainably managed forest.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Cards and Envelopes
Whatever your message, scribing onto these Cartier cards ensures your words are received with the utmost attention. The iconic Panthère is seen prowling at the corner of each card, instilling a simple invitation or a special heartfelt letter with the brand’s unwavering elegance. 17cm x W.12cm approx. Every card and its corresponding envelope is crafted from paper that’s sourced from a sustainably managed forest.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier A5 Notebook
Cartier thrives on creativity and passion, and the Panthère de Cartier notebook offers up the perfect canvas for your own ideas to expand. Its A5 stature is crafted using solely responsibly sourced paper, with 180 pages to fill with quick jottings or deeply thought-out plans. The Panthère emblem resides on the cover, presented with impactful minimalism.
The Panthère de Cartier A5 Notebook is crafted from paper that’s sourced from a sustainably managed forest. L.21cm x W.15cm approx.
Cartier Panthère de CartierMerino Wool-Cashmere Throw
As animal prints rise in popularity across homeware, Cartier presents its luxury take on the trend with this merino wool-cashmere throw. Spotlighting muted tones, it makes a subtly glamorous addition to your living area, whether you choose to drape it over the arm of your sofa or leave it at the foot of the guest bed.
190cm x 140cm approx. With 90% Merino and 10% Cashmere, it is impossibly soft. This is a wintry bedding must-have.
Yes, the year might have been apocalyptic, to say the least, but the launch of this collection certainly brings us that bit of joy, and something to look forward to in such unprecedented times, don’t you think? Let’s make this Christmas the most wonderful time of the year once again, and look forward to gifting these items to your loved ones, or even pampering yourselves with (because self-love always comes first ;))
The Panthère de Cartier collection is available at Cartier boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and precious world of Cartier.
The cult-favorite indie candle brand Boy Smells is famous for its unconventional fragrances, not limited to the tomato-scented Gardener and its original top seller, Kush. The bouquet-inspired profiles that traditional candle brands hone in on aren’t usually its thing, but the new Boy Smells Hypernature Collection looks to be a rare exception. Just because it’s one of the most mainstream of its aromatic offerings, though, doesn’t mean it’s any less exciting.
Rose, peach, violet leaves, jasmine, and black tea are some notes you might read on the jar of any old candle, but not often one boasting Boy Smells’ immensely trendy label. The West Coast creator of candles and underwear typically turns toward more unorthodox scents like cannabis, the core of its first-ever launch. Since its original Kush candle, the brand has whipped up a myriad of androgynous fragrances – Cinderose, rose and smoke; Ash, firewood and charcoal; and Hinoki Fantôme, a combination of resin, moss, and guaiac.
Experience fragrant portals to alternate universes with Hypernature. This limited edition series amplifies the smells of nature with the best of science, resulting in a cosmic collection housed in electroplated mirrored vessels.
Its new fall 2020 Hypernature collection is as unexpected for Boy Smells as Boy Smells’ scents would be for a ‘normal’ candle brand, but that, in a way, just adds to its coolness. Anyway, the brand can make any common scent funky with unique pairings, intriguing names, and a psychedelic aesthetic.
Hypernature is a limited series of sensorial simulations to awaken your inner alchemy and transport you to new worlds where the beauty of nature is magnified into an eruption for the senses. In tow are uncharted territories of mind-expansion, out of body experiences triggered by experimental aromas, and new fantasies for a crystalized future. Hypernature awaits.
Boy Smells Neopêche
Neopêche is here to crystalize your visions of a new celestial reality. Inhabit space with transcending ultraviolet and delicate peach flesh for an outer body scent journey. Pink peppercorn, incense and oakmoss electrify this scent with spice while the delicate tannins of rose and mandarin drop you deep within yourself. Project yourself toward the sun and stars while transcending earthly expectations with Neopêche.
Boy Smells Aqua de Jardin
Aqua de Jardin is a scented shamanic awakening taking you to the lost civilizations of lush greens. The velvet finish of ambrox mixed with the astral spice of pimento berry and ivy leaves channel the healing connections to nature. Watery coconut, jasmine and fig leaves give lushness to the palate while macadamia nut grounds you in a rich earthy exotic base. Inhale deeply to exhale deeply. You have entered the cool, inner sanctum of Aqua de Jardin.
Boy Smells Polyamberous
The scented spectrum of Polyamberous is here to refract light and multiply love. Explore Venus via a scented prism of patchouli fraction, geranium and tobacco flower. Dripping in rich, sticky amber, beeswax, wisps of musk and delectable pistachio, this woody yet delicious exotic tonic is made for a world where more is the merrier. Pleasure is your discipline, that burns to embrace an entire spectrum identity, blooming like never before. A prismatic vision of love awaits you with Polyamberous. Polyamberous is exclusively available to at Boy Smells website.
Boy Smells Rhubarb Smoke
Let Rhubarb Smoke’s guiding fragrance reveal to you a new perspective. This scent of divine papyrus mixed with burning incense and brewing black tea will give subconscious insights. A damp, forestral scent creates a new space for clear vision of what lies ahead. Notes of white birch, lush ivy and wild figs intertwine to create a scent with deep roots that extend deep into the past, while rhubarb and violet leaves reveal new growth ahead. Let the flickering flame illuminate your fruitful future with Rhubarb Smoke.
The candles weight 8.5 ounces (240g) each, and are 3.4 inches (8.6cm) tall.
Boy Smells Hypernature Scented Candle Gift Set
The Hypernature Scented Candle Gift Set features three mini candles designed to awaken your inner alchemy and transport you to new worlds where the beauty of nature is magnified into an eruption for the senses.
All are made of a white coconut and beeswax blend and feature a braided cotton wick, holding up the brand’s sustainability ethos. The Hypernature collection can be shopped at their website for $39 each or $139 for the full bundle (which is currently sold out, but will be available again in early October). Come into the beautiful world of Boy Smells.
French Maison Guerlain’s scented candles come in a delicate white biscuit porcelain jar with a sensual, tactile finish. Crafted in Limoges, France, this immaculate adornment is decorated like a coat of arms with a majestic bee, in the finest Guerlain tradition. This creation with a streamlined design is a precious decorative object. It makes the perfect gift! Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.
Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons taps French glass artisans Baccarat for a special collaborative event. To welcome summer, the duo are launching a pop-up with a special edition piece of stemware.
Reimagining the Harcourt with polka dots.
Having recently dipped into the world of Japanese fashion courtesy of fragment design, Maison Baccarat is no stranger to inventive creations. This collaboration, however, isn’t a new shape – instead, Comme des Garçons tweaks one of the iconic classic Baccarat creations.
The Harcourt wine glass has remained a staple of Baccarat’s line-up since the Maison was founded in 1841, simultaneously highlighting the house’s knack for elegant design and its equisite attention to detail. Sleek lines inform the glass, arcing down onto a brilliantly simple hexagonal base.
Comme des Garçons’ collaborative edition places branding on the base and CdG’s preferred polka dots across the bowl, yielding a glass that is equal parts progressive and classic.
Joining the $415 Harcourt glass, a commemorative T-shirts will drop at the special event hosted inside Comme des Garçons Aoyama, which begins May 31.
The new collection of murals by Kelly Hoppen for Graham & Brown are inspired by the raw and pure beauty of nature. The Crystalline mural celebrates the elements and adapts to the linear shapes of organic minerals to create an ethereal and stylish wall.
I wanted to bring the beautiful elements of nature into people’s houses and thus create an interior with a lot of impact on a larger scale. From antique flowers and graphic elements, drawn floral prints, to gray minerals and lace, these designs are based on natural hues and their diversity will complement any home.
The delicate structure of the material is brought to life with the elegant color palette of the new paint collection to be launched soon.
The collection will be launched this spring. The Crystalline wall painting is accompanied by a modern trompe l’oeil, a lace pattern and a monochrome floral print. All designs are exclusive to Graham & Brown.
At French Maison Guerlain, the art of perfume and the art of living have always gone hand in hand. In 1900, women perfumed their gloves as well as their handkerchiefs and décolletés. One’s fragrant trail followed every movement as a sign of refinement and good taste. Guerlain home fragrances reveal their personalities in several candles and an Eau de Lit. A very elegant ritual. Ideal for perfuming your bedroom or living room.
Guerlain Winter Delice ‘Christmas’ Candle
A warm break by the fireside during long and cold winter evenings. Nostalgic memories of the gourmet aromas of gingerbread and candied fruits. Comfort from the crackling fire, refreshed by the green notes of the pine needles, an evocation of contrasts of this festive season.
Guerlain Bois des Indes Candle
A spellbinding journey through the sacred history of India. Clouds of smoky woods and wafts of offerings intertwine. The sweetness of sandalwood swirls together with the scents of dried bark and spice-laden soil. Along the river, a feeling of peace settles in.
Guerlain Contes Tahitiens Candle
Fly away to lush shores where time lazes and lingers. Memories of islands covered in flowers, isolated from the rest of the world. Scents of sun-warmed sand. A fresh breeze blows the holiday fragrance of frangipani flowers, surrounded by mountains bewitched by the exhilarating smell of Ylang-Ylang.
Guerlain Hiver en Russie Candle
A return to the dream of the sparkling palaces and sumptuousness of Holy Russia. The scalding-hot scented tea of a samovar blends with the smell of smouldering wood. Precious ashes of frankincense enriched with myrrh illustrate the mystical splendour of churches with golden domes.
Notice: During the first use, wait until the wax is evenly consumed, all the way to the edges, before extinguishing the candle. The wick must always remain centred. If necessary, trim it to about 0.5 cm, straighten it and centre it.
Maison Louis Vuitton has announced that its in-house perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the man behind its fragrances, has created a new range of four candles to expand upon the brand’s olfactory offering.
The ceramic pots that house the candles have been designed by Marc Newson, who crafted the bottles of Les Parfum Louis Vuitton. Each candle has a handle made of natural leather, which is attached via metal studs, with a gold-finish metal lid doubling as a coaster.
The scents, as described by the French Maison, were imagined ‘like a house with windows open to the world’ capturing the essence of a breeze travelling from the outdoors, in. The four fragrances have been composed like snapshots of moments suspended in time, which can be relived when the candle is lighted anew.
Louis Vuitton L’Air du Jardin
L’Air du Jardin invokes the spirit of rosebuds. It bottles the scent of the rose centifolia that blossoms in Grasse each spring.
Louis Vuitton Île Blance
Île Blance, an imaginary island where the air is fresh with ocean spray, the sun and white cotton, embodied in the scent through the use of orange, jasmine sambac from China as well as neroli and cardamom
Louis Vuitton Feuilles d’Or
Feuilles d’Or which gives the impression of walking through the woods with notes of Indonesian patchouli and Virginia cedar combining to transport your senses.
Louis Vuitton Dehors Il Neige
Dehors Il Neige inspired by the smell of a fireplace crackling inside whilst it snows outside made using star anise and cinnamon (to recall holiday memories in December) and finished with raspberry.
Designed by Marc Newson, the candles are cast in handmade white ceramic pots that will look good literally anywhere you decide to put them, both whilst the candle is burning and when it is finished. The containers also have a natural leather hand-sewn handle, a gold lid and are finished with a fun detail: colourful wicks which were hand-painted in Grasse.
The candles will retail at €175 (approximately $203) and are available to buy from November 5 online and in selected stores. Watch out! You might never want to leave your house!
Since its founding in 1830, French Maison Christofle has cultivated its unique know-how, modernizing its techniques and execution to keep up with the times. Whether they are creations by designers or artists, re-editions and historic reproductions or custom commissions, exceptional pieces by Christofle are made in its fine silver workshop, which has been integrated into the company’s manufacturing facility in Yainville, Normandy.
For the first time in Christofle’s history, the brand has collaborated with a fashion brand. Karl Lagerfeld is a designer with a proven track record for having a golden touch. Always up for a collaboration and always surprising, ranging from H&M’s first luxury collaboration to Diet Coke, the German designer is revealed to have a very unusual collaboration in the works. Karl Lagerfeld sets his eyes on Christofle – the Parisian silversmith, devoted to making exceptional and sophisticated pieces for decorating the home. The limited edition Karl Lagerfeld Christofle Mood – though set in silverware, is second to no gold. The designs have also been exquisitely photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The egg-shaped Mood is engraved with the Christofle coat of arms on one side and Karl Lagerfeld’s signature on the other, and it will be numbered at the bottom. The Mood opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware, and each piece is stamped with the Karl Lagerfeld silhouette logo.
Christofle’s iconic egg from the Mood cutlery collection, gets transformed by the designer inspired by Art Deco’s art and architectures. Karl Lagerfeld is no stranger to the world or Art Deco, having collected multiple pieces from the art period in his own houses, only to sell it off in 2003 to ‘get with the times’. Luckily we are in the age of ‘The Big Flat Now’, where history and modernity, digital and the real are all interchangeable and interlinked. Careers too, with designers being expected to be photographers and DJs too. And who else better to front the current age than superstar designer Karl Lagerfeld.
With a case in mirror polished stainless steel, just 1,000 exclusive pieces are available worldwide, each Mood is numbered and signed, and will be delivered with its certificate.
Karl Lagerfeld melds his longtime influence from Art Deco, and the modernity of today in his limited edition Mood. Featuring structured graphic lines on the elliptical egg shape, which enhances the contrast of geometry. Available in two exclusive colorways and produced in limited quantities.
The sleek black option is crafted from lacquered mirror polished stainless steel, with just 500 pieces produced worldwide.
Set the table Mood with Karl Lagerfeld’s edition that opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware: 6 Table Forks, 6 Dinner knives, 6 Tablespoons, 6 Coffee spoons, stamped with Karl Lagerfeld’s signature silhouette logo.
Karl Lagerfeld’s Christofle Mood with mirror polished stainless steel case (1,000 pieces worldwide) is available for €2400, and the black lacquered option, just 500 pieces worldwide, for €3200.
Pre-orders will open with Paris Fashion Week, September 25 at the Parisian Christofle store on Rue Saint-Honoré and at the Karl Lagerfeld store on Boulevard Saint-Germain.
The Karl Lagerfeld Mood Edition will be available worldwide from October 1, 2018, in Christofle and Karl Lagerfeld boutiques.