Best vanity unit
Sweet smell of success
Upping the ante in bedroom furniture this year is ‘Yang’, a striking seven-drawer chest made from solid walnut canaletto and topped with a leather tray and mirror set at the perfect pitch for grooming success. To that end, we’ve paired ‘Yang’ with our pick of perfumes for the year. In the men’s category is 1899, a fragrant tribute to Ernest Hemingway with notes of bergamot, juniper, iris from his beloved Mediterranean, and a sensual amber and vetiver base reminiscent of a waxed Cuban bar top. Marni’s entry to the world of scent impresses with a pleasingly unsugary rendition of rose topped with bergamot, pepper and ginger, tempered with patchouli, vetiver and cedar, all in the most covetable bottle around. Meanwhile, New York niche line Odin furnishes us with our favourite ungendered scent of the year, 11 Semma, a sensual blend of myrrh and sweet tobacco, interlaced with cinnamon, clove and tonka bean.
‘YANG’ Chest of drawers, £12,369, by Design MVW, for Giorgetti, from Mayfair Design Studio. Eau de Parfum, £48 for 30ml, by Marni. 1899, €145 for 120ml, by Histoires de Parfums. 11 Semma, $165 for 100ml, by Odin. Club Ebony Wood Brush, £139, by Taylor of Old Bond Street
Photography: John Short; Writer: Emma Moore