September 1 2014

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Fornasetti Brings The Heat



If today’s brisk temperatures were any indication, that steamy Indian summer we were lucky enough to experience is officially over. And the second I am forced to put on an actual jacket (not just a cotton sweater), I start yearning for a trip to far-flung locales or, at the very least, cozying up in front of a fireplace. With no vacation on the horizon and a working fireplace being a thing that only exists in my New York City real estate dreams, I’ll be doing the next best thing to re-create both experiences: lighting Fornasetti Profumi’s newest candle, laced with the brand’s third scent, Sole di Capri.

While the late Piero Fornasetti (an Italian designer, painter, and sculptor) developed this iconic pattern in advance of ever visiting the island, he captured its welcoming resort spirit with stylized sunshines and white-walled buildings (which mimic the architecture that surrounds the Marina Grande). The fragrance, created by perfumer Emmanuel Philip, is meant to evoke the sensation of heat—disrupted only by a salty breeze that carries with it a hint of the citrus orchards and cypress trees that grow on the rocky cliffs. To achieve this, Philip mixed top notes like lemon and bergamot with earthy pinesap and resinous cistus labdanum. You won’t earn that post-holiday glow via this olfactory journey through southern Italy, but what a way to warm up.


Photos: Getty; Courtesy of Fornasetti

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