Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Astier de Villatte - Transporting Us Through Fragrance

Astier de Villatte ceramics are entirely handmade in Paris, France. Made of black terracotta clay, the pieces are very durable yet surprisingly light to the touch. The namesake tableware collection is inspired by 18th and 19th century designs and is glazed to create a milky white finish.

This season the company added five new scents to the location-inspired collection of perfumed candles.

Hong Kong is described as an “unexpected pairing of potent cinnamon spice and smooth, fresh mandarin. Enchanting effusions emanating from boats loaded with spices and citrus fruit, slowly crossing the bay.”

Monte Carlo is meant to remind us of “the Hôtel de Paris’ revolving doors, rivers of diamonds flowing round casino tables” and where “the air is infused with divine, rich fragrances of cyprus neroli, tuberose, rose, jasmine, iris, artemisia and patchouli essence, with trace of leather.”

These decorative objects do come at a premium price that won’t surprise Astier de Villatte collectors: $120 for the ceramic candles, $75 for the glass with optional lid an additional $72.00

All items available at the company’s flagship on rue Saint-Honoré Paris,
Barneys New York on Madison Avenue and

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