House Beautiful November Paul Austin

Today we have another sneak peek into House Beautiful’s entertaining-focused November issue, themed “The Arts  of Living.”.  The November issue, which hits  newsstands on Tuesday, October 22, is centered around guest editor and interior designer Charlotte Moss‘ belief that a home should be “pleasing on every sensory level,” — look good, smell good, and feel fabulous.

House Beautiful November Paul Austin

For this issue, Charlotte invited her friend, “fragrance industry maestro,” Paul Austin to write the feature, “On The Scent,” in which he takes inspiration from five stylish rooms and selects scents that evoke their true personalities.

House Beautiful November Paul Austin

In the interior by Alex Papachristidis (shown above), Austin explains “I get an Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s vibe. Think of the scent of his iconic Opium: spicy, woody, smoky.” He chose Costes Brown candle as the perfect scent for this room.

House Beautiful November Paul Austin

For the interior by Jennifer Post (above), which he describes as “[m]odernist yet sensual, stark yet inviting,” Mr. Austin selects Le Labo Santal 26 for its sandalwood keynotes.

To see and read Paul Austin’s picks for all five interiors: House Beautiful’s November issue—“The Art of Living”—hits newsstands Tuesday, October 22. Hashtag: #popupedit.

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  • Hi Kristy! I can almost smell them too – love this feature.

  • Design Chic

    I so agree that scent is such a part of any room and I can almost smell the delicious scent of the above rooms described by Paul Austin…can’t wait to get my issue!!