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First Look: Alexa Rodulfo X Colette

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After collaborating with grooming line Baxter of California on a scented candle in May, Colette has another bright idea up its sleeve. Later this month, the store will launch an exclusive candle created in conjunction with well-known beauty, er, luminary Alexa Rodulfo, who parlayed her status as the preferred coiffeur and makeup artist to an international coterie of socialites into a passion for fragrant wax. Rodulfo’s latest olfactory creation “perfectly harmonizes the classic and the modern,” she says, combining warm notes of cedarwood, musk, and amber with hints of pepper, cardamom, and angelica root. Making the aptly named Bois de Colette even more enticing is that it will retail for a mere $35—half of what Rodulfo’s full range of items goes for—as customers will have the chance to purchase the product sans its signature decorative box and frilly pewter lid. There can only be so much Upper East Side at 213 rue Saint-Honoré.

Ivanka Trump, Alexa Rodulfo Light Up The Night

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If you’re wondering what newly hitched power couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner did on their wedding night, we’ve got the steamy details: After their nuptials, the pair sparked up Bois Blanc, from Alexa Rodulfo’s new collection of scented candles. Rodulfo, the go-to hair and makeup artist for New York’s social set, gifted it to Trump, who is one of her devoted, longtime clients. “She can’t shake me,” the heiress and real estate mogul-in-her-own-right joked last night from her jewelry boutique on Madison Avenue, where she hosted an intimate gathering to celebrate Rodulfo’s fragrance endeavor. “I’d like to do a makeup line, sure, but candles have always been my passion,” the Mexican-born face painter said. “Perfume and aroma are like blending colors—there’s no limit.” Clients and friends like Lauren Santo Domingo, Amanda Hearst, Fabiola Beracasa, and Zani Gugelmann were also in attendance to fête the three-piece line, which follows Bois d’Alexa, an instant hit with the jet-set crowd when it debuted last year. “It’s like gangbusters—everything is selling out!” Trump said of the candles, which are currently stocked at Aedes de Venustas in New York and Colette in Paris—not to mention all Trump hotels worldwide. “Quality sells, even in this economy,” she added. “People want substance.”

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