Love candles? Then you will love these from Astier de Villatte. Founded by Benoît Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli in 1996, Astier de Villatte offers ceramics, candles, incenses, cologne and cosmetics. All of their products are created in a Bastille workshop by a team of 20 ceramicists – using the pottery technique that Benoit’s father taught him.
Their range of scented candles captures the spirit of cities that have inspired the design team. And oh do they smell nice – my personal favourite is Oulan Bator:
It smells of soft leather infused with tobacco, incense, ambergris and angelica root essence – an amazing warm scent perfect for cuddling up on the sofa on a cold winter’s day.
Want to smell it for yourself? Astier de Villatte candles are available from Liberty’s London, which, fyi, is running a ‘£30 off if you spend £150 or more’ promotion at the moment.