Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lilla Nygatan 23 Candle by Acne and Byredo

Lilla Nygatan 23 is a scented candle by Acne in collaboration Byredo Parfums, named after the 17th century building that's accomodating the Acne Collective. Ever since moving to Lilla Nygatan 23 - which is located in the heart of Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockhom - the building has been a recurring influence on the activities of the company. Inspired by the building’s heavy stone façade, its traditional hardwood floors and the vast and grandiose ballroom that is its crowning glory, Acne’s Jonny Johansson in collaboration with Ben Gorham and Byredo Parfums wanted to create a fragrance that captured the house’s notable past. They teamed up with renowned perfumer Olivia Giacobetti, a regular at all from Diptyque to Guerlain and L’Artisan Parfumeur and the result was the scent Lilla Nygatan 23, a fragrance that is reminiscent of the building’s distinguished history with traces of cold stone, warm woods and traditional incense. Opening with Artemisia and peppercorn Lilla Nygatan 23 slowly gives way to a heart of myrrh and encens followed by a backdrop of cedar wood. The candle will be available at your local Acne Studio and Barneys NY which is where I will get mine - because the scent will remind me of charming Gamla Stan whenever I light the candle and make me want to go to Stockholm again. And it will be perfect for the cold fall and winter days that lie ahead of us.