I adore a good fragrance as much as the next girl, but sadly can’t tolerate much perfume. Krigler’s Charming California 215 Candle is an elegant way to infuse the lovely scents of the storied haute parfumer into a room to relax and transport the imagination. Inspired by the magic of Los Angeles, the Krigler family spent two years creating this scent, dedicated to the glamour and exciting possibilities of LA to complement their first West Coast store at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. I love that the fragrance paints with bright citrus from orange blossom softened by lily of the valley, bulgarian rose flowers and jasmine. I can almost smell the sun as the rich but delicate fragrance filters through the air.
I am enchanted by the Krigler story of five generations of talent, a European family who caters to presidents, royalty, and film stars. Jacqueline Kennedy was a fan and Tom Ford was inspired by Lovely Patchouli 55, an elegant classic. The perfumes are created much like fine wine in the South of France; materials are aged in barrels before being crafted into perfume. The Charming California fragrance is soothingly fresh yet complex in its layers of woods, florals, and citrus, and even a bit of Jacaranda which is a tropical flower which blooms twice a year in LA with piercing purple blooms. The candle is a perfect vessel to carry a bit of the west coast to my room on the east!