"I used to have the habit of perfuming the bath with eau de cologne," writes Hedi Slimane, from his 'Journal Olfactif' (that's a perfume diary in case you were wondering.)
"I loved that tradition, as well as the one of perfuming the linen. It was reassuring, it protected me and enveloped me in a veil of indescribable purity," says the Creative Director who took over the reins from Phoebe Philo at Celine back in 2018.
Celine is now offering perfumed ceramics for the home
Now the industry icon has unveiled the ‘Haute Parfumerie’ collection for the maison, which introduces ‘perfumed objects’ for the first time. From perfumed papers to ceramics, it’s all making your scented candle look a bit passé to be honest. "These objects emerge from rituals dear to Hedi Slimane, the tradition of perfuming linens and scenting the home," the brand explains
Celine isn’t the only one in on the action, historic perfumers Santa Maria Novella which originated in Florence in 1221 recently introduced wax tablets for perfuming drawers and linen. The wax tablets are cast and finished completely by hand, almost too pretty to be kept out of sight. Likewise they offer scented objects such as their terracotta pomegranates, which you’ll recognise in the bathrooms of any self-respecting London private members club.
Perfumed objects are a chic alternative to scented candles
For Celine’s part true to the spirit of the couturiers designs, their new offerings which so far only come in the scent ‘Parade’ reflect the elegant stamp of the fashion and perfume house. The ceramics in particular evoke the historical codes of Celine: french classicism, the contrast of black and white, and their signature triomphe logo, the emblem of the house. The perfumed papers can be kept in a drawer or a wardrobe to leave a delicate trace of a musky, powdery cologne on clothes or linen. Each paper diffuses its fragrance for a minimum of one year.
Celine's scented papers last up to a year
"Altogether, the perfumed papers and large and small céramiques uphold one of the most ancient arts of perfumery," explains Celine, "They are part of the great lineage of perfumed objects: pomanders, cassolettes royales vases, and finely crafted, bird-shaped perfume burners from cyprus. They further a legacy nurtured by the savoir-faire of celine's artisans and perfumers and are designed to faithfully reproduce the signature scent of the house's creations."
Now excuse us while we update our 2023 interiors wishlist.
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