Not many men associate scents with beauty; fragranced candles and accessories don’t have the same connotations for men as they do with women but the new Fornasetti Giardino Segreto scent offers an easy way to add sweet smells into your home.

Dubbed ‘fragranced decorative accessories’ not candles, the new, and fourth, scent from Italian brand Fornasetti is a green and fresh scent that opens with notes of bergamot and cypress that develop into herby notes of vetiver, ivy and cedar wood. The perfect boost of herbaceous summer scents for your home, the candle is merely the initial gift of this product, it is in fact the hand-made chinaware that provides the long-lasting keepsake, to be used with as you like once the candle is but a sensory memory.

The beautiful pictorial on the chinaware, the ‘Giardino Segreto ‘ or ‘Secret Garden’, reflects the internal fragrance. Lush greenery, representing the urban and worldly jungle we live in, gives way to balustrades with bright-eyed owls, the wise creatures of this fantasy space. The new fragrance is available in a large room candle, a smaller candle and a room spray. The quaint 300g candle is offered in two designs, one covered in the green foliage with small clearings to the garden’s inner foundations, or a balustrade version where the owls have come out to play.

The illustrations are as ornate and beautiful as you would expect from Fornasetti and offers a touch of the outdoors for inside your home. They make great gifts for anyone, including new homeowners.

Fornasetti is available at Selfridges.com in a variety of different vessels.

– Neil Thornton

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Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.