Far more than just living room accessories, Assouline’s stylish coffee table books are statement pieces. The eye-catching covers lead to intricate stories that help tell the story of iconic destinations around the globe. To further transport readers to the heart of each destination, the brand recently launched its Travel from Home candle collection with renowned perfumier Jérôme Epinett.
These travel-focused coffee table books and the candles paired with them are the perfect solutions to spawning wanderlust in the home if you ask us.
Marrakech Flair (Coffee Table Book + Travel From Home Candle)
With its red sandstone walls enclosing its bustling, historic Medina, Marrakech is Morroco’s vibrant cultural epicenter. The “Ochre City” is a true journey through the senses: zellige tiles kit out structures, spice markets found within souks prove no scent is identical, and the soundtrack of punctuated daily prayer calls contribute to Marrakech’s palpable enchantment.
Coffee table book Marrakech Flair’s 304 catches the eye with its orange hardcover; inside are images of the Medina, traditional Moroccan riads, and Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Jardin Majorelle. The book’s eponymous candle pairing wafts a desert-tinged scent into the air: cypress, sweet cedarwood, juniper berry, and black tobacco leaves imitate the smells of the Sahara.
Gstaad Glam (Coffee Table Book + Travel From Home Candle)
Nestled in the picturesque Swiss Alps is Gstaad: an upscale resort town that oozes alpine chic. Steeped in exclusive ski clubs, luxe boutique hotels (might we recommend Gstaad Palace?), and designer shops lining the town’s main thoroughfare, it’s no wonder why high-profile celebs throughout the last century have opted to jet set here, from Madonna to Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Rightfully named Gstaad Glam, this coffee table book’s bulk of photographs reveal the glitz and glamour for which the Swiss town is most known. The book’s same-name accompanying candle effuses scents of cypress and palo santo, evoking the coziness of sitting by the fireplace on a snowy day at a Gstaad mountain lodge.
Tulum Gypset (Coffee Table Book + Travel From Home Candle)
From its supple white sand beaches, fresh-water swimming cenotes, neighboring Mayan Ruins, lush tropical terrain, and upscale nightlife, Tulum is Mexico’s “it girl” destination.
The Tulum Gypset coffee table book wears a green hardcover. Written by Julia Chaplin, the pages within showcase the free-spirited vibe for which the locale is most known: boho-chic boutique hotels, beach clubs, restaurants & bars; swimmable cenotes; and sandy beaches are just a taste of what’s in here. Channeling the essence of Tulum’s bohemian-like provenance, this Travel from Home candle casts scents of sage, black amber, and spicy cardamom.
Mykonos Muse (Coffee Table Book + Travel From Home Candle)
Enclosed by the enchanting Aegean Sea in the Cyclades, Mykonos is celebrated as the “Ibiza of Greece” for its exquisite Cycladic architecture, lofty party scene, charming hospitality, and pristine beaches, attracting a medley of jet-setters year after year.
Outfitted in a deep blue hardcover, Mykonos Muse chronicles the iconic island’s ever-evolving culture and societal glamour, told via striking photographs from Greek photographers & author Lizy Manola. Lighting up this paired candle spawns a seductive aromatic fragrance of almond, green fig, and tonka beans.
Ibiza Bohemia (Coffee Table Book + Travel From Home Candle)
Ibiza is teeming with hedonistic visitors: some want to party all night, and others intend on rejuvenating via the island’s wealth of wellness-oriented programming. From the turquoise water and sandy shores of Ses Salines to the high-octane Sant Antoni de Portmany nightclubs, a trip to this Balearic Island is an elixir for combatting the stresses of back home.
Diving into Ibiza Bohemia, the punchy hot-pink cover reveals the island’s fun-loving, paradisal traits: jaw-dropping Balearic cliffs, chic boutique hotels, sumptuous villas, and entrancing turquoise waters pack the 300-paged book. Those looking to bring the island’s scent into their quotidian life can do so with this Ibiza-inspired candle: lemon, bergamot, and earthy undertones of patchouli comprise it.
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