Astier de Villatte, Incense Collection
Incense handmade in Japan by the Koh-shis (Masters of Aroma), packaged in a gorgeous little box from famed Parisian home goods company Astier De Villatte.
Each box includes 125 sticks.
Tucson: Intoxicating scents of the Far West float in the air: lightly smokey and sweet aromas of wild grasses, parched wood, immortelle flowers, and red earth, burnt by the sun.
Yakushima: The marvelous and delicate earthy aroma exudes from the dense and luxuriant vegetation of the mysterious rain forest on the island of Yakushima, with its enormous yakusugi trunks and limpid waterfalls.
Delhi: The soft scents of betel, benzoin, musk, and myrrh create a marketplace of sensory experience alongside tones of smoked wood, sweet vanilla, and minty eucalyptus.
Hollywood: The delicate dusting of iris and patchouli leads us down the yellow brick road of Hollywood studios, blending with the sunny cedarwood, eucalyptus and vetiver scents of Southern California’s luxuriant vegetation.
Porte Des Lilas: The mauve lilacs overflowing garden fences, mixed here and there with puffs of rose and jasmine, paying homage to the exit of the Paris Métro 20s metro station.
Oulan Bator: The ambergris and angelica root recall scents of leather steeped in tobacco and wood smoke.
Palais De Tokyo: Overlooking the river Seine, a fragrance floats between the raw cement walls of its wide, maze-like passageways: intoxicating wisps of smoky wood, warm skin and metallic vibrations.
Opera: The splendor of the Palais Garnier: thick streams of honey are collected from hives which spread forth giddying notes of Absolute Beeswax, rendered sublime by minute additions of Sandlewood and Styrax resin.
Namche Bazar: Black tea with its scent of dried hay and slight smokiness of tobacco. Breathe with pleasure the scented streams of Patchouli, Yerbe Maté and Musk, tempered by the delicate freshness of Verveine and Aromatic Lavender.
Handmade in Japan.