Tried & Tested Paul Smith Storyteller Candle
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Paul Smith expands its growing home fragrance collection with a new wintery scent, Storyteller that recalls cosy nights in, open fires and Paul’s winter trips.
Like the wider Paul Smith home fragrance collection – which launched in 2022 – Storyteller is based on Paul’s fond memories, in this case his inspiration trips to the Nottinghamshire countryside. With notes of Madagascan clove bud, intense woods, and patchouli, the scent is smoky, woody, and warming to evoke wintertime evenings by the fireside. The name, which follows the rest in the collection by being named for character traits, is also a nod to Paul’s personality and love of storytelling.
Storyteller has been created by IFF perfumer Meabh McCurtin. They say:
“Storyteller captures the warm feeling of sitting in front of a crackling log fire in winter. The nostalgic smell and the roaring glow of the fireplace is comforting and cosy, perfect after a day walking. I sit in my leather armchair, fireside, next to which is a basket of freshly cut wood with the special scent of moss and lichen and immerse myself in my favourite novel. In Storyteller I combined the unique ingredients of vetiver oil from Java, with a distinct smoky quality, together with intense woods for earthiness and patchouli oil.”
The specially selected ingredients for Storyteller also include fine natural oils sourced from LMR Natural (Laboratoire Monique Remy), one of the world’s most renowned purveyors of raw materials with a long history of supplying the very best perfumers in the world.
“An old friend of mine – he wrote the forward for my first book – Paul Smith is a master of colour, and that’s what strikes you with the coloured glass containers of his home fragrance collection. He has teamed up with Colour & Stripe, they have their own gorgeous fragrance brand Ostens and are experts in home fragrance, so he’s in good hands here.
“Storyteller is warm and spicy. It has a subtle woodiness that complements the brown glass. I really like the way the blue glass top fits underneath as a coaster when lit. It looks good both lit and unlit, particularly in a window and does make you want to collect all six in the set.”
Paul Smith – Storyteller – Single-wick 240g Candle – £65, Triple-wick 1kg candle – £225, 250ml Reed Diffuser – £95