Slow down with us as we admire the finer, even unseeable things like the passage of time and the smell of a good spritz of perfume. From ethereal aromas to finely crafted watches, these are just a few of our favorite representations of time and scent this season.
1. Comforts of Home
Move over, hippie scents. The groovy POGOSTEMON takes a dark variety of Patchouli from Indonesia and adds sweet vanilla, tonka bean, and smoky cacao for a warm, earthy, powdery scent.
2. Keeping the Beat
There’s something seductive about a good-looking watch, and Arnold & Son does not disappoint. The limited edition white gold DSTB (dial side true beat) encapsulates the British brand’s commitment to elegant timepieces matched with high-quality Swiss craftsmanship. This beauty is encased in a stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback so you can see the fine movement right there on your wrist.
3. Scent of Adventure
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition celebrates the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s partnership with another mega brand—British motorcycle manufacturer Norton—in this statement timepiece. Enjoy the warm, woody scent of sandalwood incense from Hasami Porcelain as you relax and plan your next great getaway.
4. Sprucing Up the Space
Meet the 34 Boulevard Saint Germaine Hourglass Diffuser 2.0. It transforms any room with scent and style, as you turn it over for a perfume experience that takes you back to the historic Paris store, with notes of moss, blackcurrant, and fig leaves.
5. Marking Time
Designed by Erwin Termaat, this brick-shaped clock in brass marks the passage of time with flip numerals that demand attention. The steel case is welded and brushed by hand for a contemporary take on a classic clock.
6. Ode to an Era
Female Christ captures eucalyptus, patchouli, and pimento with base notes like vanilla and cinnamon bark. The Swedish brand reinterprets 1969, and this scent harkens back to a 1969 art performance, when a naked woman carried a cross through the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Timex’s American Documents collection is also a blast from the past, paying homage to American craftsmanship with European precision. This watch is drop forged in US-sourced stainless steel and hand finished to a brushed satin with a highly polished top ring.
7. Stopping Time
Time is soft and beautiful when designed by HAY. This mesmerizing Time Small hourglass in varying combinations of clear and colored glass is filled with the finest sand to measure the passage of three minutes in its smallest size. You’ll be drawn to reach out and turn the hourglass over again and again.
8. Rugged Good Looks
This analog-digital watch from G-Shock’s latest Power Trainer sports collection combines style with utility and durability. Connect to apps to keep up with your workout.
This article originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Sixtysix with the headline “Time and Scents.” Subscribe today.