At the end of a long day of questionable olfactory experiences—the subway, overflowing trash bins, co-workers’ leftovers, a stroll through the Meatpacking District—we yearn to come home to a scent that soothes and uplifts our sometimes shell-shocked nasal passages. Potpourri, obviously, is beyond the pale and those supermarket plug-ins don’t work with our décor (not to mention their—how shall we say?—less-than-natural scents). But this elegant and compact refillable diffuser curated by fragrance expert and editor Michelyn Camen, designed by master French perfumer, Frédéric Malle, hits all the right notes. We'd expect nothing less from Malle, who grew up appreciating the art of scent—his grandfather was the great Serge Heftler, founder of Dior Perfumes.
For one thing, the three no-fail scents—choose from Runbrum Lily, Jurassic Flower or 1er Mai—are each uniquely delicious in their own way (see Product Details, below). And that comes as no surprise considering their designers. Perfumer Carlos Benaïm, who created the Runbrum Lily and Jurassic Flower scents, is known for his impeccable fragrance creations, which are often hailed as classics in the perfume world. Dominique Ropion, creator of 1er Mai, honed his skills at the notable Roure Bertrand Dupont laboratory and spent time working with Jean-Louis Sieuzac, one of the most celebrated perfumers to date.
What we really love, though, is that the diffuser doesn't need a lot of TLC. Just insert the open fragrance bottle and the scent is easily released through the sleek vents—no charging or batteries required. Beautiful, fragrant, and effortless? It's l'amour. Launching exclusively at AHAlife.