Putting la vaisselle into vogue

Perfume maker Fragonard makes washing up stylish

Best known as being a purveyor of perfumes, the Fragonard brand has diversified with style and logic over the years to include clothes and elegant homewares that combine style, practicality and a more than reasonable price tag.

From plates to soap holders, the designs are light-hearted and always chic. A set of two, 100% cotton tea-towels from the current range costs €22. Parfumerie Fragonard, opened in 1926, was named after Grasse-born painter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, as a tribute to the town and 18th-century arts.