Friday, 24 September 2010

Fornasetti's smokin'...

We've always been partial to a little bit of Fornasetti around the casa.  Sexy tables and chairs and furnishings, fabrics, even wallpaper.  (Actually, we're kicking ourselves for not picking up lots of pieces before the prices went stratospheric.)  Even if you don't know the name Fornasetti, you'll recognise the designs at 50 paces.  And now everyone can have a bit of (more affordable) Fornasetti fabulousness, with the launch of their scented home accessories, based on the designs by this celebrated Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver.  Just touched down at Selfridges, there are scented candles, room sprays, scent spheres - and very wonderful incense burners, which are a quantum leap forward from the yoga-studio-worthy inlaid wooden versions most of us have to make do with, while the candles, we think, would make quirkily stylish containers for Q-tips and cotton wool, once they've burned their last.  (And a bonus:  the candles themselves have been created by Cire Trudon, currently Beauty Bible's scented-candlemaker-of-choice, with a wonderfully aromatic blend of lavender, thyme, cedarwood, incense and labdanum.)

Fornasetti, you've lit our fire.