A year ago, whilst visiting the Celine shop on Mount Street, although the leather bags and clothes caught our eye, it was the amazing smell that really got our attention. When we asked the doorman what the scent was, he pointed to a Cire Trudon candle burning beside him and said it was ‘Josephine, Phoebe Philo’s favourite candle’. Combining the sweet scents of roses, jasmine, camelias and irises, apparently the favourite flowers of Napoleon’s first wife, a passionate botanist, it’s a very romantic heady smell that’s floral but not over sweet. If you’re not familiar with Cire Trudon, it’s the oldest candlemaker in the world still active today that was founded in 1643 and the official candle supplier to the French Court including Napoleon. It’s a gorgeous candle with a fascinating history that we’ve now had happily burning on our own desk ever since.