In order to properly celebrate the arrival of decent fall temperatures and all the excitement of the week (and passive voice writing, apparently), I popped up to Barney's to pick up my first Diptyque Feu de Bois candle of the chilly season. Apparently not enough of a celebratory treat, I immediately talked myself into a bottle of $195 perfume (above). I really couldn't help myself, though. The great font! A Swedish brand! An elixir that will make me smell like a sexy fireplace! I was a gonner. Ben Gorham, tattooed guy behind the five-scent Byredo Parfums line, named Chembur after the town near Mumbai where his mom grew up. The notes include bergamot, lemon, alemi, ginger, temple incense, nutmeg, labdanum, amber and musk. All that or just a sexy fireplace. Besides Barney's, you can pick it up at Cow Parfymeri Stockholm, Les Senteurs London and Colette Paris.
(Photo by Porter Hovey)