Stockholm - Incense Box (120 sticks)  by Astier de Villatte
Astier de Villatte

Stockholm - Incense Box (120 sticks)



The interlaced lanes and cobblestones in this pastel and ochre old city, hide the secret address of the famous Swedish Bitters Elixir "from Maria's herb garden." King Gustav II used to give it to his Viking warriors to render them invincible. An inebriating mixture of wild plants, aloe, clove, lavandin and myrrh escapes from the bottle. 

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.