Burning Up for Space NK
As house brands go, Space NK’s ranks pretty high—even something as seemingly banal as deodorant is made cool in founder Nicky Kinnaird’s hands. Besides effective formulations, the namesake label is likely best recognized for its sophisticated bouquet of scents, many inspired by exotic locales—Champaca’s cardamom-inflected florals are designed to recall Rajasthan, while the jasmine and cedar in Santalrosa are inspired by Japan. Space NK’s latest candle collection is equally transportive: Each one takes you directly to a happy, peaceful place. I prescribe a little quality time with Neroli Spice, Tarragon Flower, or Smoldering Embers, when the stress of holiday shopping drives you to a tipping point.