last week i met manuela testolini, who is the founder of "in a perfect world", a non-profit to empower children. she is also the creator of altru, my new favorite home fragrance line. manuela decided to create a product that people would love (and buy), without even knowing that their money was also supporting a charity. mission accomplished.
the scents used in the candles have an international flair, as do their wrappings. all of the packaging draws on patterns from textiles, art and other inspirational pieces from around world. yes, it's the sort of packaging that is impossible to throw out.
my current obsession is humanity candle - comprised of dark amber and indonesian clove infused with vanilla and smoked cedarwood. $55 online, at bergdorf goodman, neiman marcus, henri bendel, abc carpet & home, and exhale spa.