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Luxury Articles & Fragrance Co. is the brainchild of former lawyer and self confessed body care junkie Jon Bresler who started the company over 20 years ago. Beginning with the most basic element of body care: soap, Jon found the incredible Ach Brito factory in Portugal and partnered with them to create a new line called Claus Porto.
Expanding his knowledge of fragrances, Jon, a natural “Nose,” perfected his olfactory abilities by studying essences and alchemy in Grasse and Florence. This training was than immediately applied to the creation of new scents for the extremely popular and ever growing Claus Porto line. The search for other fine products continued.
Now, with an even more refined expertise, Jon’s passion for fragrances led to the addition of master perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi’s coveted scents to the LAFCO line up. Recently, the stunningly evocative and modern fragrances by the Eau d’Italie, brand has also been added.
In 2007, with a growing demand in the luxury marketplace for products with a special appeal. Jon and LAFCO’s Creative Director created the perfect product. Not being able to find the right candle for their place in the country, they came up with the concept of A Candle for Every Room ™ and A Candle for Every Home™. Jon is responsible for the creation of each and every scent in this collection.
In a market already flooded with candles the House & Home™ collection was an immediate and phenomenal success. The concept was simple: give the customer a beautiful hand blown glass vessel, a generous burn time and just the right scent for every room and home. Lucky Magazine called it “The Perfect Candle”. Celebrities became fanatics and offered it to their friends and the entire collection was chosen for the biggest Favorite Things episode ever!