The Five Seasons from Alessi May 01 2019
We are so excited to introduce this innovative range of candles and diffusers into our edit.
The scents were created with the advice of one of the most important perfume makers in Grasse. Regarded as the world’s perfume capital, the French town is known for its cultivation of flowers and sophisticated production techniques. Five new fragrances emerged out of this meticulous research.
The personalities of the fragrances are suggested by their highly evocative names: “Brrr” (Winter), mature, fresh and bright with notes of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk; “Ahhh” (Spring), young and delicate with the freshness of a mystical garden and with notes of cardamom, hyacinth and vetiver; “Hmm” (Summer), vibrant and hearty, warm and inviting with a bouquet of figs, red fruits and mixed woods; “Grrr” (Autumn) complex, dense, smoky and sensual with a mix of incense, cedar wood and moss; “Shhh” (Special) mysterious, spiritual, obscure and enveloping, with hints of eucalyptus, rose and patchouli. These authentic fragrances fill the air with seductive notes that evoke the cyclical nature of the seasons.
We have chosen “The Five Seasons” leaf fragrance diffuser, the scented candles, and the cutest ever Candle snuffer. Precious materials, like porcelain and mahogany wood, and elements inspired by nature, like twigs, shape the design of the entire range. Smell, touch, sight and irony are the common threads throughout of the collection, but each with a new aesthetic. Five fragrant seasons that are harmonious throughout the year in any domestic setting.
The mahogany leaf fragrance diffuser is perhaps the piece that best captures the spirit of the collection. The porcelain bowl, white for the four seasons and black for the season of transcendence, is circular with a slightly rounded base.
The leaves used to diffuse a different scent for each season, are made from sapele mahogany, chosen for its porosity and colour, which enhances the silhouette of the design. Only three twigs come into contact with the fragrance: for a more intense scent the elements can be moved around so the dry twigs also absorb the perfume.
The leaf fragrance diffuser is sold together with a 150-ml bottle of essence. The scent lasts for two to three months depending on the temperature and the level of humidity in the home.
The rounded base of the diffuser enables the bowl to rotate: a little push and it begins to spin, allowing the air to circulate among the leaves and the fragrance to disseminate more widely throughout the room.
The Scented candle is housed in a porcelain bowl closed with a decorated ash wood lid, which can also be used as a base. The candles are made from an entirely vegetable – based wax and have a cotton and linen wick. They are 250 grams and last for around 40 hours. The wax and porcelain bowl of the scents dedicated to the four seasons are white, while the fifth season dedicated to transcendence comes in black.
The wax is “Made in Italy”. The lid is made by artisans from the Valle Strona, an area of Lake Orta close to Alessi’s headquarter. This area has been known for its wood craftsmanship since the early 1500s.
The five scents of Alessi Home Fragrances, 'AHHH', 'HMMM', 'GRRR', 'BRRR' and 'SHHH' represent the transformative, cyclical seasons of life – from renewal and blossoming to decay and beyond. The Five Seasons collection is a love song to nature, which is celebrated through the domestic recreation of the seasons: from the regeneration that follows the cold winter and the blossoming of nature in the spring, to the full flowering of the summer and the harvesting of the autumn fruits. These four traditional seasons are joined by a fifth: a spiritual bouquet that connects to your mysterious inner dimension.