|Wild escape upon a desert steppe. An encampment, a herd of goats. Crude, supple leather
steepedin tobacco and wood smoke from the campfires. Ambergris and angelica root
Subtly perfumed, Astier de Villatte's incense immediately bring our favourite places home, leaving long scented traces in their wake.
Its within the island of Awaji, due to its favourable climate, where one finds the best incense on our whole planet
Passed from father to son, for over a thousand years, The Koh-shis or Masters of Aromas,
continue using their traditional methods of fabrication. Only they can perfectly control
the four steps of production: perfect dosage of exclusively natural ingredients, precious
woods, herbs and plants, vegetable resins and perfume. The kneading of the paste, which
is pressed and worked for lengthy periods of time, then laid out to rest for two weeks
to fully absorb of the perfumes. The cutting of the paste into lengthy ribbons, rolled by
hand, then left to dry in a West Wind for three days, before binding them in sheaves.