Ireland’s most successful home fragrance brand, Max Benjamin is owned by siblings Orla, Mark and David Van den Bergh who began producing hand-poured, natural candles in the early ‘90s. Named after Orla’s twin boys, Max & Ben, the brand is based in Enniskerry, County Wicklow but is celebrated the world over for their contemporary designs, craftsmanship and use of natural ingredients. With new and exciting collections released each year, the Van den Berghs continue with their pursuit to bring people on a journey of exploration through fragrance. The LuxPad takes a look at the latest Max Benjamin collection, Paris in the Fall…
Inspired by the enchanting French capital in the autumn season, the Paris in the Fall collection is made up of three unique scents each representing a different element of the city at this time of year. From the ornate bridges that come to life under the moonlight, to the golden leaves that drench the tree-lined boulevards and the autumnal flowers that paint the palace gardens, the scents bring the city to life.
‘I think Paris is particularly romantic and vibrant in autumn. From the rich, opulent colors to the intoxicating aromas, I wanted this collection to take you there,’ Mark Van den Bergh, Creative Director at Max Benjamin.
Boulevard de Feuilles D’Or
Translating to ‘boulevard of golden leaves’ this scent is inspired by the colorful leaves that cascade over the streets of Paris at this time of year. With a heady base of white musks, it has a heart of cedarwood, topped with fresh bergamot and green leaves to create a revitalising, woody fragrance.
Les Jardins en Automne
Evoking the palace gardens in autumn, this scent is beautifully floral. The base of white musk, blackberry and cedarwood is combined with a heart of peony and floral accords. Topped with a burst of pear and rose, it will transport you straight to the vibrant gardens of Paris.
Les Ponts á Minuit
This fragrance translates to the ‘bridges at midnight’ and aims to capture the beauty of the famous Parisian sight. The base of white musk intermingles with a heart of amber topped with sparkling mandarin, rose and marine notes to form the refreshing, slightly aquatic scent.