Louis Vuitton Launches 'Les Parfums' Candles
Louis Vuitton has embarked on a new olfactory journey and is launching a new category: candles. The debut collection, which will launch worldwide on November 5th, will feature 4 signature scents: L’Air du Jardin, Ile Blanche, Feuilles d’Or, and Dehors il Neige.
Louis Vuitton’s new candle perfumes were born in the sunny south of France in the delicate hands of Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Nestled in ceramic containers designed by Marc Newson, the candles include wicks coated in a subtle touch of vibrant pigment, which are hand painted by an artisan wax maker in Grasse. The emblematic leather handle of the candles is infused with the Maison’s fragrances through an existing technique adapted by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud.
Dehors Il Neige explores the soft sensations of altitude: an infusion of tar anise and cinnamon evokes gingerbread and December’s festive notes, while incense embodies the swaddling softness of a cashmere blanket.
Feuilles D’Or: A majestic forest takes root in the home. A sumptuous, vertiginous wood like those found in Asia. The essence of patchouli combusting brings a mystical depth. Subtle facets of incense, geranium, and Peruvian balsam wend their way into this imaginary forest.
Île Blanche is an imaginary island, an archipelago of indigo and freshness, ocean spray and luminous rays. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud chose a fresh tea note to embody the contrast between the extreme purity of water and the incandescent sun. He also amalgamated a maté accord with orange, jasmine sambac from China, essence of neroli and cardamom. All the virtuosity of flowers are plunged into a bath of citronella and vervain.
L’Air Du Jardin is an ode to the provençale May rose. Though the rose is one of the raw materials that can seem flattened when concentrated in wax, here it appears without artifice, transparent and ethereal. The technical prowess behind this exercise: succeeding in simulating the weightlessness of this floral scent.
Les Parfums Candles are available as of 5th November at select Louis Vuitton stores and at LouisVuitton.com
Louis Vuitton will be hosting a Fragrance & Candle Pop-Up (Men’s and Women’s) November 20th to January 5th at their Soho Pop-Up store at 160 Prince Street.