The New York Times: Clinton Hill, A Welcome Stroll

Joya Studio (19 Vanderbilt Avenue), near the Navy Yard, produces scented candles for more than 100 brands, from tastemaker designer labels to Nike. Since February, the front section of its manufacturing facility has been transformed into a boutique that’s evocative of a high-end art gallery, with hanging oak display cases backed with slabs of hot-rolled steel. (Periodically, the cases slide aside, making room for the delivery trucks that pull into the cavernous space.) Joya’s owner, Frederick Bouchardy, fills the store with personal picks, including the Claude Galien cologne his grandfather wore, Le Baigneur beard and face oil, thick leather coasters and a selection of art books.

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