Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,
I normally don't write about fragrances, but the French brand Mad et Len (the name is a play on the Proustian "madeliene") has caught my eye about a year ago and I visited them at Tranoi earlier this week. I love brands that make everything just so, and Mad et Len is one of them. Their handpoured candles come in blackened iron cases individually forged by blacksmiths in a small village in Provence. Their potpourri is made of lava rocks. Of course, the main draw are their unconventional scents. I mean, who doesn't want a candle that smells like asphalt?!