The Twenty SS20 Issue

XXL: Inspired scents for Life, Literature and Living

By Jo Phillips

At .Cent, we love a multi-purpose product, especially when their back-stories are as interesting as these two candles from A Life with A View and Jardins D’Ecrivains respectively:

XXL The Loft

“Loft” pictured above, from lifestyle experts “A Life with a View” is not just any candle.  Its one of four gorgeous new perfumed candles aimed at translating the unique heartbeats of four global destinations into an accessible memory for daily use. The Loft is the physical embodiment of the hustle and bustle of New York City life; arguably one of the world’s most XXL cities, containing chamomile, thyme, rose, smoke, cedarwood, vanilla and sandalwood to transport you straight back to Manhattan at the light of the wick. Others in the collection include The Villa (Italy), The Cottage (England), and The Gite (Provence).

 

XXL Hugo

If you’re more eXhiLarated by literary heroes, why not check out Jardins D’Écrivain’s stunning interpretation of playwright Victor Hugo. Based on the destination chosen by Hugo for his self-imposed exile: Guernesey, this candle tells an olfactory story using Bergamot, Hyacinth and Iris as key ingredients to encourage fellow enthusiasts find their inner literary giant, though Les Mis has already been written…

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