Assouline’s Travel Series Candles Are Inspired By Luxe Vacation Destinations
Bring the exotic scents of Mykonos, Ibiza and Marrakech into your home.
Whether you’re planning, reminiscing or simply daydreaming about a trip to one of the world’s most desirable destinations, there is often no better source of inspiration than a book from Assouline’s impeccable Travel Series.
The French luxury publisher’s lush pictorial treatment, both archival and contemporary, of each iconic spot accompanied by witty, pithy texts, along with each volume’s evocative graphics has made them a hot commodity amongst jet-setters and the design cognoscenti. And they have now replicated some of their most coveted editions in olfactory form with a set of Travel Series-inspired candles to even further enhance the experience.
“Close your eyes, take a breath, and be transported. Where? To a warm sandy beach in Tulum, a bustling bar in the old town of Mykonos, or an après-ski moment in front of a roaring fireplace in Gstaad,” as Assouline so enticingly puts it.
“Exotic paradises, winter wonderlands and wild escapes take you on an inspiring journey while adding a whiff of travel to your home.” Created exclusively for Assouline by renowned perfumer Jérôme Epinette, one of the noses behind the beloved Byredo fragrance collection, the candles are designed to “bring spirit and dreams to your most precious life-moments.”
There are six destinations in the initial Travel From Home Candle Collection: in addition to Tulum, Mykonos, and Gstaad, you can be transported to Marrakech, Ibiza, and even the Moon. And for each legendary locale, the Assouline family personally “reflected on memories and personal associations that resulted in unique yet coordinated fragrances,” the brand notes.
“All pieces in the collection seamlessly blend with any style of interior and act as a perfect addition to one’s library, pairing elegantly with Assouline titles.” Each box is inspired by the Travel Series’ book covers, “matching the palettes and individualized symbols specific to the series,” while the candles themselves are housed in a ceramic, beige-tinted vessel.
There is also a range of accompanying accessories including a branded pack of matches and a brass candle lid. “We’re very excited to announce the new line of Assouline travel collection candles,” notes Alex Assouline, the house’s Chief of Operations, Brand & Strategy. “There is no better way to expand on the Travel Series than by creating a scent showcasing the allure of each destination.”
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2023 issue of Maxim magazine.