Healing energies, handcrafted ceramic vessels and fashionable floral designs: The season's best new home fragrances have way more to offer than just a sweet scent.
--Venerable Parisian candlemaker Diptyque recently opened its first Southern California boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. New designs include limited-edition holiday candles in jeweled hues and a refillable Hourglass Diffuser, which can be used with a range of scented oils and is also an appealing objet.
--Create the ambience of an at-home speak-easy with Antica Farmacista's new
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--Fornasetti, the brand that continues the whimsical Italian artistic tradition of the late Piero Fornasetti, conjures a sun-baked island breeze with the Sole di Capri candle packaged in a handcrafted ceramic vessel. (To celebrate the centenary of Fornasetti's birth, an exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan through Feb. 9 showcases more than 700 of his 13,000 archival designs, http://www.triennale.org.)
--Spiritualists may be attracted to Los Angeles designer Lisa Carrier's candles, embellished with quartz crystal clusters associated with healing and balancing energies, and scented with an incense used at daily Mass since the 1500s in the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.