Buy a Boeing 747, then spend 400 million renovating it? Why not.

At The Gentleman Select we love all things that epitomise luxury. An Item which tends to say you have made it could be a Rolls Royce or perhaps a yacht. How about then a Boeing 747…which you then spend 400 million pounds renovating. Nothing of a myth, this is exactly what a mystery billionaire has done in an operation which has taken 3 years to complete.

The jet which has been fully customized for the unnamed billionaire, now boasts a 14 seater dining room, fully furnished plush bedrooms and even an on board restaurant to cater for its owner and privledged guests. The “aeroloft” on the upper deck of the plane, usually structured as first class for the standard 450 passengers the jet holds, has additional sleeping space for 8 guests.

Jon Buccola of Greenpoint Technologies, the company responsible for the design and execution of such an elaborate and stunning project said ” This delivery represents an outstanding past 12 months for Greenpoint. Our entire team is extremely proud of this amazing accomplishment”.

We whole heartedly agree with Jon on this one.  The attention to detail is stunning with the complete article being a fitting example of oppulance in a world were money really is no object.

Cire Trudon: Josephine Boneparte

It’s not so often we refer to candles in a luxury sense, however we cannot by-pass the release of a new scent from Cire Trudon truely the Rolls Royce of candles.

In a brief history lesson Cire Trudon was candle provider to the royal court of Louis XIV from 1643 and subsequently all great churches in the country of France. Also one Napoleon Bonaparte liked them so they certainly carry an historically important fan base. This then leads me on to their newest wax creation, Joséphine, named after Joséphine Bonaparte herself.

This latest release by the house of Cire Trudon encapsulates the passion Josèphine Bonaparte had for botanicals through the wonderful notes of Iris, Kaffir Lime and Chinese Camellia, scents which Josèphine grew up around on the island of Martinque from 1763.

The Gentleman Select has already experienced Cire Trudon and the beauty of these candles through the Ernesto leather and tobacco, believe me there really isn’t a bad choice, however we are very excited at this new scent which will really drag our noses towards summer time. The pale blue glass has that cool breeze about it and works in harmony with the smells thus creating a lasting aroma which drifts around your home for those long lazy days.

You have packaging which finishes off the look with designs alluding to Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the botanical painter who Josèphine asked to capture those lovely flowers around her. We feel it is an ideal accompaniment for anybody looking to create a unique talking point at a house party or a fragrance to just bask in.

Finish your display off with a vintage glass dome over it for that true 1643 look in which Iam comfident it will not be your last purchase from candlemaker Cire Trudon.

Key Details: Cire Trudon Joséphine Candle. €70 available from Cire Trudon stores.