Frédéric Malle, Homeward Bound-------
First came Francis Kurkdjian’s laundry detergent and fabric softener, and now Frédéric Malle is entering the home category with the help of his frequent collaborators, the noses Carlos Benaïm and Dominique Ropion. Comprising nine new scents, the latest eaux to join Malle’s Editions de Parfums are available not only in candle form, but also as rubber incense, which is designed using a small sheet of 100 percent recyclable, fragrance-soaked plastic rubber that can be diffused for years without using electricity or a refill—RIP, tacky pine tree car deodorizers! But perhaps the most impressive piece of Malle’s new collection is Fleurs Mécaniques. The small, red, wireless cube silently dispenses scents like Rosa Rugosa, Rubrum Lily, and Jurassic Flower, and also happens to make for a great piece of sculptural apartment art if you’ve already got a midcentury-modern theme going. The home fragrance collection will be available at the new Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle boutique at 898 Madison Avenue beginning next week.