By Leah Binkovitz
You don't have to design couture weddings dresses for the rich and famous to live (kind of) like Monique Lhuillier.
The Los Angeles-based designer, known for her feminine bridal collections, just introduced a home fragrance line to her stores this month.
The line includes diffusers, candles, and gift sets available in four fresh scents: Grey Orchid, Champagne, Pink Peony, and White Gardenia.
"I'm a candle and diffuser person, so I'm looking forward to it all. I can't wait to have it in every room of my house," says Donna Bohn, general manager at Edina's Monique Lhuillier shop.
"My favorite scent is the grey orchid but champagne's not bad either, it just depends on your personal taste," Bohn says of the collection. According to Bohn, the candles and diffusers work perfectly in your home because the scents are strong enough to make an impact but subtle enough not to overwhelm.
Fans of Lhuillier will recognize the delicate etched designs from patterns carried over from her bridal collections. Bohn says, "It's a lifestyle thing for Monique," adding that, "all of those elements go through each of her collections."
With prices ranging from $25 to $60, the candles and diffusers would make great bridal shower presents as well as holiday hostess gifts.
Monique Lhuillier. 3928 West 50th St., Edina. 612-929-0747