| Nov 15, 2013 |
Friends gather to celebrate Jeremiah Brent's candles for Gilt
Boh staff
By Staff

Gilt hosted media and friends at Omar's resturant in Greenwich Village earlier this week to celebrate interior designer Jeremiah Brent's signature candle collection, which launched exclusively on Gilt.com.

"The most successful designers are the ones who create an atmosphere in each space they construct," said Brent. "Smell, for me, is the final layer to any room. When I was deciding the next step for me, it seemed the perfect evolution. The candles are the perfect way to introduce a high visual impact, at a low cost."

Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and Athena Calderone

The collection features three scents: Rosa (Rose), Figo (Fig) and Fogo (Fire), and each 10 oz candle is made with a soy blend wax and is hand poured into a gold mirrored glass tumbler.

"The three scents all have personal significance for me," said Brent. "I chose Rose for Nate (it's his favorite scent), Fig for my grandmother, and Fire because I love a campfire smell, something woodsy and masculine."

Tom Devalan, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and Keith George

Notable attendees included Nate Berkus (Brent's fiance), Keith George, Tom Delavan, Brooke Cundiff, Bonnie Morrison, Jennifer Fisher, Jonathan Lelonek, Athena Calderone, Amy Preiser, Emily Rosen and Tyler Thoreson.

"I'm such a huge fan of Gilt—their access to amazing brands and designers is unparalleled, so I was so excited to partner with them on this project," said Brent. "I worked closely with the team there and with D.L. & Co. (which Gilt also works with) to develop and design the candles—it was such a fun process."

The candles retail for $28 each and are available now. Brent's sale also features a curated selection of his favorite picks for the home, including lighting and furniture from brands like Control Brand and Pangea Home, artwork from Soicher Marin and Oliver Gal, bedding and throws from MATTEO, rugs from Bashian and decorative accessories from Libra Leather.

Photo Credit: Dean Neville/BFAnyc.com

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