Welcome to Covet,

a section that endeavors to help you, our readers, enhance your lives by curating the most exceptional wares on the market each month. Every item included here has been researched extensively, ensuring its quality and efficacy. We’ll feature new product launches, cult classics, and everything in between. It felt fitting that we would inaugurate this monthly compendium in the Makers Issue, a showcase and celebration of extraordinary consumer goods and their creators.

Some of these recommendations may be aspirational, such as Replica’s newest offering, Springtime in a Park; this delicate eau de parfum, infused with notes of lily of the valley, royal jasmine, damask rose, and vanilla, evokes nostalgia for those idle warmer months spent outside. If a Nor’easter has you caught indoors, Piecework takes the standard jigsaw puzzle and spins it on its head with Disco Queen and its fanciful art deco design. Also, Magnum Photos, the renowned photography collaborative, has culled some of the greatest ever shots of mountains and peaks around the world from Machu Picchu to Mount Fuji, for their coffee table book, Mountains.

If you’re traveling this winter, you’ll need to ensure your belongings are secure. Luggage brand Paravel conceived of their new Carry-On Plus, made with a recycled polycarbonate shell and a lining made from 15 recycled plastic water bottles, after cofounder Indré Rockefeller traveled to Antarctica and saw firsthand the effects of climate change on the continent. One of Maine’s most beloved brands, Sea Bags, also serves the sustainable traveler with their Chebeague Duffel. Like all their recycled-sail bags, it’s made right here at home.

If you stay in during these colder months, may we suggest sinking into Hill House Home’s crisp and inviting striped Sankaty bedding set—named for founder Nell Diamond’s beloved Nantucket and its Sankaty Head Light. And take advantage of luxury online apothecary Fleur Marché’s CBD offerings, an array of which are on view here in Le Sampler Kit. The new Helios Hair Dryer available from GHD, whose Platinum+ Styler has long been considered a gold standard in hair tools, will keep your locks dry and healthy in the winter temps. Likewise, lush skincare purveyor Rodin’s brand new Luxury Illuminating Eye Cream will help keep your visage hydrated and dewy.

Maine Spirit

We’ll also be regularly spotlighting an exceptional company or special theme that evokes the spirit of our state. This month we introduce you to Scandinavian fragrance brand Byredo, whose rich and earthy niche unisex scents recall an olfactory experience almost eerily reminiscent of Maine’s endless backyard.

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