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!