The sun-drenched room invites you to relax and unwind. Inside, a celebration of roses reveals the iconic flower in a new light. Delicate petals of damask and may roses, blended with a hint of crisp bergamot and pink pepper, creates a timeless bouquet of freshly picked flowers.
A celebration of roses reveals the iconic flower in a new light. A delicate blend of damask and may roses, with a hint of bergamot, creates a bouquet of freshly picked flowers.
Kick the snow off your boots and find a spot near the roaring fire. It crackles and spits as it settles down for its long, slow shift, but its smoky remains will continue to comfort long after its final embers have grayed.
Smoky frankincense blankets cozy notes of leather, sandalwood and pine.
Chopped cilantro and slivers of lemongrass rest on a cutting board as orange zest falls from a microplane. An avocado is pitted and pestled, leaving one to wonder: spread for toast, or a new take on guacamole?
Invigorating cilantro and zesty mandarin lead an aromatic cast of lime, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus and basil, anchored by ginger and clove.
Faded cushions sink into creaky wicker furniture, as a gentle breeze visits through the wide porch screens. Clean yet creamy gardenia and jasmine drift in from the yard's dew-laden shrubs, mingling with the ocean air from down the road.
An ocean breeze accord stirs within a lush blend of lemon verbena, lemongrass, gardenia, jasmine and musk.
Harmless waves slap against the kayak as it glides its way toward the shore under the late afternoon sun. The intoxicating sea air is suddenly enhanced by wet floral notes of water lily, sea jasmine and rose as the boat paddles closer to landing.
Clean and luminous marine notes work their ozonic magic on bergamot, jasmine and vetiver.
Clippings of basil, eucalyptus, bay leaf, sage and mint are laid out to dry undisturbed on a sun-filled windowsill. Fresh ginger shavings and a few thorns of clove suggest this could be the makings for homemade mint tea.
Spearmint and peppermint receive a healthy squeeze of lime, basil and star anise.
The shades have been drawn and a fresh bouquet of osmanthus has been placed on the bedside table. The doors to the balcony are left slightly ajar to allow the soothing aromas of tobacco flower and cedar to drift in from the courtyard.
A creamy odd-coupling of osmanthus with tobacco flower and myrrh, spiced up with black currant, cinnamon leaf, patchouli and cedar chips.
A trug of juniper and eucalyptus shed their stray needles and leaves as they're carried in from the garden beds just outside. A shallow, wide cedar bowl awaits this bounty to assume its new role as unenclosed sachet vessel.
Mossy fern, woodsy juniper and bracing mint eucalyptus set the stage for a heaping of clove bud, Virginia cedar and California redwood.
Shelves of books, boxes and maps line the four walls of the dark, genteel library, in which an old leather sofa commands its center. Someone has discreetly deposited a bowl of walnuts and two oranges on a side table, providing a much appreciated study break.
Freshly-chopped walnut is gently laden with notes of orange, star anise, oud and juniper sage.
Through open veranda doors, the late-morning sun streams in, landing on a breathtaking arrangement of white blooms, which overflow from their crystal vase. A burst of gardenia, orange blossom and ylang ylang, with subtle elements of pineapple, cedar and green notes.
Step onto the penthouse's terrace to a civilized Sunday brunch overlooking a blanket of green that is the park below. A platter of grapefruit dotted with raspberries is offered. Would you like ginger tea, a mimosa or a glass of champagne? Perhaps a taste of each?
Sparkling grapefruit, Tuscan lemon and ginger are gently calmed by rose, neroli and verbena.
Smooth wood panels soar to a high ceiling in the stately room that, despite its vastness, warrants a high cozy factor. Maybe that's because the nearby kitchen hints of comforting aromas like cardamom, honey, saffron and apple leaves.
Creamy cardamom and armoise encase fresh bergamot and honey blossom, with an undertone of vetiver, oakmoss and sandalwood.
A row of pool cues await near the billiard table in the cedar-paneled club room as guests come in from dinner. As the balls are lined up for break, hints of bergamot and cashmere musk emanate from the nuzzly throws resting on the armchairs.
Warm oud, Virginia cedar and creamy sandalwood gently ease into a powdery musk finish.
Traces of algae are beginning to form on the lower steps of the new dock. Sitting on its edge, your feet dangling in the water and enjoying a glass of cucumber agua fresca, a ship's horn bellows in the distance.
Marine notes of seaweed and seafoam splash over cucumber and melon, ultimately wrapped in velvety white blonde woods and creamy white musk.
The understated luxury of freshly-laundered, turned-down bedlinens. Nearby, a delicate arrangement of lavender sprigs rests on the adjoining bedside table as the sun begins to set. Tranquility at its chicest.
Crisp bergamot and warm chamomile melt into a calm undertone of lavender, sage, eucalyptus and smoky patchouli.
Branches of eucalyptus, tied with sisal twine, stand quietly in a tall vessel near the door. Their appearance is not only to add life to a work space, but to help clear the mind. Indeed, its bracing, clean aroma is ideal for unencumbered thinking.
Creamy patchouli envelops a clean herbaceous quartet of basil, eucalyptus, rosemary and juniper berry.
Early lunch is served on the terrazza of a 16th-century villa nestled in the Tuscan hills. Steps away, groves of olive trees surround the property, their blossoms falling onto the the soft grass and rich soil beneath the ancient trees.
Refreshing cucumber, birch and olive blossom are grounded with sweet grass and patchouli.
Far from the bustling kitchen and lively living room, the studio is meant for work, contemplation and, perhaps, solitude. Flooded with sunlight, the fresh aroma of lavender and green fern sneak in through the door that stands ajar.
A fresh accord wrapped in lavender and fern lays over a warm trio of vanilla, tonka bean and musk.
From the House & Home Collection. A refined blend of exotic aromas like jasmine, young violet petals and blue iris the Royal Iris Candle fills your interior with enchanting fragrance, it comes in a hand-blown glass vessel for a decorative look.
The parquet floor creaks upon entering the imposing foyer, as muffled sounds of life are heard down the hall. Spices and fruits sneak in from the kitchen, while sensual musks and elegant florals whisper from the living room and master suite.
A sophisticated blend of jasmine, cassis and clove reside over black vanilla, black amber and sandalwood.
Tiny waves gently lap the stony shoreline as sails ripple from a mast as it passes by. Rising from a comfy daybed bearing decades of wear proves almost too resistant, but the grassy path down the lawn to the lake awaits.
Mandarin, lime and cedar resin linger just beneath water hyacinth, freesia, galbanum and cypress.
The drive took forever, but you have arrived. As the car door opens, the rush of salt embraces you. Running barefoot through the gentle hills of sand, stiff slivers of grass sneak in between your toes as a faint rumble of thunder is heard in the distance. Watery blue lotus and beach grass settle into an amber-sand accord with a tiny hint of ginger.
The ice cubes in the water pitcher clink against its glass when you enter the dining room. Crystal, cutlery and china are perfectly placed over the starched linen tablecloth, awaiting the lunch guests.
A clean burst of cucumber, apple and celery mellow into a calming wave of thyme, purple basil and star anise.
Enter the open-air cabana to find a breakfast of fresh pineapple, orange, grapefruit and rhubarb. A single gardenia sits on top of your napkin, begging to be worn before the beach breezes whisk it away.
Zesty grapefruit leads pineapple and orange peel, after which creamy gardenia, green fern and earthy apple wood provide a sophisticated foundation.
Magnolia and muguet clippings add a burst of freshness to the guest room as bamboo leaves on the windowsill dance with the rose bushes just outside. You may only be a visitor, but a hand-written thank-you note might procure another invitation.
Magnolia, muguet, jasmine and green bamboo leaves drape over bamboo wood, bois de rose and orange flower.
In a bright kitchen corner, the breakfast nook awaits. Laden with the morning's paper and a fresh- squeezed glass of orange juice, a smoothie bowl of vanilla yogurt, tangy yuzu and succulent lychee is placed before you.
Tart orange pulp, grapefruit and pomegranate are sweetened with a delicate sprinkling of forest berries, lychee and vanilla sugar.
A shaded path through balsam trees opens up to a cliffside cottage. Once inside, faded curtains billow from the cool breeze delivered by the breaking waves below, indicating that an extra blanket at the foot of every bed might be a wise idea.
A strong marine accord softens to a creamy blend of bitter almond, vanilla bourbon and Baltic amber.
Upon entering the country house, a vase of almond blossoms and a plate of ginger cookies welcomes its guests. Drop your bags, grab a cookie and sink into that worn-in suede sofa. This weekend is for relaxing. You can unpack later.
Cozy notes of ginger, pink pepper and white lavender mingle with almond blossom, chamomile and sage clary with an anchor of vetiver, patchouli and amber.
A copious pile of white flowers shed droplets of dew onto a marble countertop, awaiting their planter. A splash just outside signals that the hostess has momentarily abandoned her last-minute chores for a quick dip in the pool.
A heady bouquet of French lilac, heliotrope, muguet and hyacinth, with a barely-there dash of carnation and leafy greens.
The pale wood walls suggest calm while the cavernous room's soft carpet encourages stockinged feet. Dashes of clove, lavender and geranium reinforce the sentiment that this is a space meant for curling up and watching your favorite film.
White woods, spike lavender and patchouli add a calming depth of aromatic cat mint, eucalyptus, geranium and basil.
Smooth matcha green tea and earthy maté leaves, infused with crushed mint and vibrant ginger, create enlightened freshness. Uplifting and purifying, herbal notes of clary sage entwine with sacred palo santo wood to transform your surroundings into a blissful space.