New candle collection blends art and fragrance

R Nichols blends art and fragrance: pretty cool.

Not only do the new candles smell fabulous, they fit in nicely with any decor. The designs are a collaboration between two seasoned designers: illustrator Nick Hanzlik and fragrance guru Gary McNatton.

Every illustration begins with Nick’s imagination as well as a hand-cut paper collage.

Don’t worry about their staying power. The premium wax candles are poured into sturdy glass containers and wrapped in a fired-on decal that allows the glow of the flame to accentuate the whimsical graphics.

Price: $45 at Bloomingdale’s Aventura. Or:

Pictured: Bloom.