Fornasetti R.I.P

As the witching hour draws near, get ready for Halloween with 'R.I.P', Fornasetti Profumi's deathly home scent collection 

BY DEE IVA

The Alexander McQueen 'Savage Beauty' exhibition at the V&A in London may be long gone but you can still satisfy your inner Goth with 'R.I.P', Fornasetti Profumi's wonderfully creepy scented candles in which the familiar face of house muse Lina Cavalieri has been hijacked by the dark side and given a gruesome skull twin. Good and evil, night and day, life and death all come into play here as you peer into the lifeless eye socket of the grim reaper. 

With Halloween just around the corner we can think of no better way to ward off the evil dead in your home than to unleash the comforting fragrance of lavender, cedarwood, incense and labdanum that make up Italian brand Fornasetti's signature 'Otto' fragrance (created by master perfumer Olivier Polge). Best be quick, though, before Sharon Needles snaps them all up...
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ABOVE RIGHT: Large three-wick 'R.I.P' scented candle, £390 for 1.9kg
ABOVE FROM LEFT: 'R.I.P' scented candle, £115 for 300gm; 'R.I.P' room spray, £85 for 100ml. All encased in ceramic vessels.
Available in the UK from selfridges.com, harrods.com, net-a-porter.com and amara.com