|photography courtesy of LAFCO|
|THE NOSE KNOWS: LAFCO New York’s pretty Highland Park shop offers a variety of wonderful perfumes and beauty products, include Santa Maria Novella talcum powders in yummy flavors such as iris, gardenia, and pomegranate.|
Finally, a reason to rid yourself of that trusty bottle of J’Adore. LAFCO NEW YORK, purveyor of luxurious fragrances, herbal teas, and bath and beauty products, opened its doors in October in Highland Park Village, and it’s quickly become the go-to place for fabulous finds. “We cater to those in search of the best in niche perfumery and an extraordinary arsenal of bath, body, and home fragrance products,” owner and founder Jon Bresler says. “Naturally, Dallas is the perfect fit for the brand’s expansion.” Though all the store’s lines are luxurious, Santa Maria Novella is the star of the show. Started by Dominican monks in the 1200s, Novella is synonymous with beauty, tradition, and opulence—Queen Catherine de Medici was a fan. Other noteworthy lines include classic Claus Porto 1887, scents by custom perfumer-to-the-stars Lorenzo Villoresi, LAFCO House & Home candles (each scent specific to a different room in the house), Eau d’Italie (inspired by Positano, Italy’s world-renowned Le Sirenuse hotel), and Linari room diffusers and sprays. With endless options from which to choose, chances are your new “signature scent” will remain your own. LAFCO New York. 66 Highland Park Vlg. 214-522-8880. www.lafcony.com.
Sure, Yves Delorme is famous for lavish bath towels and bed linens, but they recently added a twist. Welcome Mis en Demeure, a French collection of chandeliers, furniture, and home accessories. Traditional with a modern spin, the new collection ups Yves Delorme’s reputation for luxury. “Mis en Demeure intertwines beautifully with Yves’ existing products to create a full lifestyle offering,” store manager Amanda Lang explains. Yves Delorme. 4270 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-526-2955. www.yvesdelorme.com.