February 9, 2018

TOP NOTES

Valentine’s Day is lit

While we carefully select the fragrances we wear, Forty Five Ten fragrance specialist Shasha Mitcham, encourages equal consideration for the scents in the spaces around us. This is especially true for events like Valentine’s Day, when ambiance is key. Here, his top picks to light up (or wrap up) on February 14.

Byredo Loose Lips
“Historically, loose lips have negative connotations (ie. sinking ships) but not when it comes to this candle from the house of Byredo. Seal this Valentine’s Day with a kiss that smells like your favorite shade of lipstick.” $80.

 Ex Nihilo Bouquet Mystique
“Flowers are great, but this gorgeous bouquet is a gift that’ll keep giving long after the ones from the florist have wilted. A delectable blend of tonka bean, lily of the valley, and incense.” $75.

 Le Labo Santal 26
“Get personal with a candle from Le Labo. You can adorn the one of your choice with a personalized message to your sweetheart. I recommend Santal 26, one of the fragrance houses most iconic offerings.” $75.

 Eric Buterbaugh Rose
“Roses are red, violets are blue, getting this candle is something you should do. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s than with an homage to the rose? Red roses are a timeless symbol of love and devotion, and this smells like the real thing.” $70.

The Details: Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main Street. Complimentary valet.