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There is a creative and avant-garde aesthetic sense that exists within the DNA of the Japanese living in these modern times. In opposition to the appeal of a gaudy radiance like the sun or light, this is a mysterious beauty, like phantoms of the moon or shadows. Rather than the rich sounds of an orchestra, it provides an exaltation like the minimalistic rhythm of mechanical sounds. It leaves an impression deep in the brain, like a movie that avoids a clear depiction of subsequent events, going out with reverberations rather than a happy ending. It creates its own quiet world, like a single flower vase placed in a room, rather than a garden filled with brilliantly colored blossoms. Lust that oozes out from within; strength when elegantly repressing emotions; quiet emotions concealed within a sidelong glance. “Hidden beauty” has the appeal of bringing creativity to knowledge and stimulating new thoughts.

With the fragrance harbored deep inside gradually diffusing. Rather than a fragrance that is instantly gorgeous, this is one that slowly expands its influence. A fragrance as delicate as a sharpened blade, and as fragile as a taut thread. A complex and mysterious fragrance with “Hidden Japonism 834” as its core, which is itself centered around the sacred fragrance of agarwood. The Fragrance of Shadows soothes the heart while drawing out sexiness, fostering strong feelings amid the quietness of moon and shadows.

Spring Snow - Eau de Parfum 50ml | Tobali Quick shop
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Calm concealed in grace

The kabuki actor the ultimate male performer of female roles, devoted himself completely to depicting the true form of women. Possessed of an illusory grace and calmness, he brilliantly depicted the beauty of women in a way that transcended gender. World-renowned novelist Yukio Mishima praised his beauty, and together they created works that will remain forever in history. Even after becoming a star, he never became proud, and treated people extremely gently and politely while quietly handling himself. This earned much respect as a man of character. Having lived his life on the stage, devoted to an image of beauty transcending that of gender, he finally passed away on an illusory day very much befitting the life he had led; with the spring cherry blossom in the full bloom in the garden amid a powdered scattering of unseasonable snow.

NOTE: JAPONISM INCENCE WOODY
The countlessly blooming graceful cherry blossom and the calm, regulated dance of unseasonal powdered snow.
The smooth, pure and sparkling white sandalwood brings an even more elegant fragrance to the turmeric (ukon) cherry tree flowers, providing a deeper mellowness.
An illusory fragrance, like unseasonal snow dancing on a spring day.

  • Top Notes: Ukon, sakura, creamy, powdery snow accord
  • Middle Notes: White sandalwood, cashmere wood, vetiver
  • Base Notes: Musk, amber, hidden Japonism 834
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Smoke Flower - Eau de Parfum

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Intellect concealed in seductiveness. A Japonism powdery floral:

The courtesan Takaodayu, known as the ultimate “woman of pleasure”, used her captivating beauty to charm only the most powerful and highest class of men of her time. With her lustrous “seductiveness” and smooth “intellect”, she captivated them one and all. With a cigarette in her hand and wearing flowers of the most brilliant colors, fully versed in the arts of tea ceremony and flower arrangement, Takaodayu’s overwhelming beauty enthralled the highest ranking of her age. She was truly a person on a pedestal, an unobtainable vision.

 Behind her gaudy façade, however, she had another side of seeking true love and devoting her life to loving just one man. The contradiction of loving a single man as the ultimate woman of pleasure. A woman like a flower elegantly blooming amid wreathes of smoke, possessed of the ultimate gorgeousness but also the sadness. The mellow seductiveness of brilliantly colored flowers is gently enveloped and fused with the tobacco smoke of smoldering intellect, while the deeply spreading turmeric (ukon) and medicinal plants further bring out the latent, holy fragrance that lies deep inside. A fragrance like sweet and rich honey.

A complex and mysterious fragrance with “Hidden Japonism 834” as its core, which is itself centered around the sacred fragrance of agarwood. The Fragrance of Shadows soothes the heart while drawing out sexiness, fostering strong feelings amidthe quietness of moon and shadows.

 

  • Top Notes: Baie rose, cardamom, ukon, clove, tobacco
  • Middle Notes: Incense, lily of the Valley, kanzo
  • Base Notes: Oud/jinko, cashmere wood, amber,  hidden Japonism 834
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Cypress Mask - Eau de Parfum 50 ml | Tobali Quick shop
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Cypress Mask - Eau de Parfum

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Insanity concealed in elegance

The legendary “sarugaku” entertainer Zeami took the entertainment of Noh theater and raised it to the level of art. Possessed of refined elegance and an insanity to purse his art to the ultimate limits, Zeami gave his very life over to performing. Wearing a mask of Japanese cypress (hinoki), he would dance elegantly and quietly on the stage, completely overwhelming all who saw him. Seeking the ultimate form of his art, he moved beyond just depicting people and animals. He finally achieved the performance of a “spiritual being,” something that cannot even be seen, and created a new style of Noh called “Mugen Noh” in the process and truly transformed himself in countless visionary ways. The elegance of his dancing on the stage, and an impassioned insanity toward the art of performance. Wearing a mask of cypress, one who truly mastered the arts.

NOTE: JAPONISM TRADITION WOODY
Elegantly, quietly dancing Japanese cypress (hinoki), and art sharpened freely to the point of insanity. The stimulation of the spices saffron and nutmeg combines in complexity with the cedar wood, letting the artistry of a proud fragrance dance elegantly.

  • Top Notes: Saffron, hinoki, nutmet
  • Middle Notes: Myrrh, incense, bokuju
  • Base Notes: Cedarwood, papyrus, leather, oud/jinko, hidden Japonism 834
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Iron Wind - Eau de Parfum 50ml | Tobali Quick shop
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Love concealed in strength

The warlord Nobunaga Oda; a hero who carved out the future, moved history and changed the world. Possessed of overwhelming strength and a yet an endlessly deep love. Armored, slicing through the taut air as he led his troops into battle, he crushed the armies of his enemies. He came to be known as the “Devil King” among the people and was feared by all foes due to his unbending strength. Behind this fearsome epithet, however, he also possessed a deep love; throwing festivals in honor of the hard work of those beneath him, dressing as a woman to sing and dance alongside his followers, and doing everything he could to please those of his clan and his country. Clad in an iron wind, a revolutionary hero who lived in turbulent times and changed the world.

NOTE: JAPONISM AROMATIC WOODY
The powerful wind created when iron slices the air, and a love as deep as the earth itself. Elegant saffron and noble woods cross beyond discord and reach complete alignment. Sensual iris provides further strength. Filled with uniqueness, a new creation from the fragrances of the trees.

  • Top Notes: Saffron, clove, cumin
  • Middle Notes: Iris, violet leaves, ambrette, iron, oud/jinko
  • Base Notes: Dry woods, cedarwood, incense, hidden Japonism 834
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White Storage - Eau de Parfum
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White Storage - Eau de Parfum

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Innocence concealed in dignity

Model and expressionist. the charismatic actress active in the 70s and 80s who carved Japanese beauty into the memory of the world. She had a charismatic dignity that she infused in her work, and yet also the pure innocence of a young girl. With her characteristic pure white skin and jet-black bob cut hair that resembled a sacred Japanese doll carefully created by the most skilled craftsmen, she created a massive global impact and huge surge in interest in the Japanese. In contrast to her mysterious charisma, in personal life she was loved by those around her for being incredibly naïve and pure, like an innocent young girl. The epitome of the Japanese beauty, her existence is forever remembered by the world and still provides inspiration to creators even to this day.

NOTE: JAPONISM WHITE CITRUS
Flowers that reach with dignity straight toward the sky, the translucently overflowing and pure innocence of fennel (uikyo) and refreshingly clear yuzu form a wonderful contrast with the woody notes. A fragrance that sparkles like silver powder.

  • Top Notes: Baie rose, yuzu, clove, saffron 
  • Middle Notes: Incense, geranium, oud/jinko, petit grain, uikyo
  • Base Notes: Amber, cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood, hidden Japonism 834
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Lingering Silence - Candle 250gr Quick shop
Lingering Silence - Candle 250gr
Lingering Silence - Candle 250gr
Lingering Silence - Candle 250gr
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Lingering Silence - Candle 250gr

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Concealing silence

Myokian; the oldest tearoom in Japan, created by the progenitor of Wabi-cha tea, Sen no Rikyu. An extremely refined construction with all waste completely discarded, it features an extremely small space with 2 tatami mats as seats for the tea drinkers, a total area of just 4 and a half tatami mats, and a ceiling of 157cm. This minimalistic space is the epitome of the beauty of Wabi-cha, representing the microcosm created by the ultimate minimalism.

NOTE: JAPONISM MATCHA GREEN
A microcosm of resonance, depicted by the silence of deep tea and fresh leaves. The quiet bitterness of green tea helps draw out the true fragrance and individuality of flowers, leading to a minimal fragrance like a vase for a single flower.

  • Top Notes: Baie, rose, clove, saffron 
  • Middle Notes: Matcha, incense, oud, petitgrain
  • Base Notes: White sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver,  hidden Japonism 834

 

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Moon Shadow - Candle 250gr Quick shop
Moon Shadow - Candle 250gr
Moon Shadow - Candle 250gr
Moon Shadow - Candle 250gr
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Moon Shadow - Candle 250gr

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Concealing shadows

The moon viewing platform at the Katsura Imperial Villa; representative of the beauty and deep spirituality to be found amid unique Japanese simplicity. The moon viewing platform was constructed specifically just for the viewing of the moon, and juts out over the garden. This is a clear representation of the Japanese aesthetic and general ideas that place a great emphasis on the existence of the moon and treating it as a holy thing. At night from the moon viewing platform a world of deep shadows can be observed, with the moon in the sky and the moon on the water illuminating the scene from above and below.

NOTE: JAPONISM WATER GREEN
A deep night, created by the shadows when the moon descends to a gently moving, translucent water surface.
Holy Japanese water is blended with bewitching amber and patchouli in order to cast shadows. A fragrance of the esthetics of the moon.

  • Top Notes: Pepper, bergamot, mizu
  • Middle Notes: Cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli
  • Base Notes: Amber, labdanum, vanilla,  hidden Japonism 834

 

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Awakening Vermillion - Candle 250gr Tobali Quick shop
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Awakening Vermillion - Candle 250gr

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Concealing awakening

The thousand torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine; crimson pillars that lead one to the place of the gods. A further torii gate is added each time the wish of visitor to the shrine comes true; there are currently more than 10,000 of them, and the number continues to grow. These crimson gates start from the entrance to the mountain, the site of the god’s advent, and continue unbroken to the summit, providing a gateway from this world to the spirit world of the gods. The entrance to awakening, bringing you to a place of the divine.

NOTE: JAPONISM SMOKY WOODY
An awakening, realized by a path of ash-grey stones and crimson torii gates. The comfort of gentle cedarwood bounds and spreads with the stimulation of carefully selected nutmeg and cumin. A fragrance like the sound of distant bells.

  • Top Notes: Hinoki, saffron, nutmeg, cumin
  • Middle Notes: Violet, myrrh, incense
  • Base Notes: Cedarwood, papyrus, leather, hidden Japonism 834

 

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Day Dream - Candle 250gr | Tobali Quick shop
Day Dream - Candle 250gr | Tobali
Day Dream - Candle 250gr | Tobali
Day Dream - Candle 250gr | Tobali
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Day Dream - Candle 250gr

$ 85.00

Concealing fragility

The Omuro-zakura cherry trees at Ninna-ji Head Temple; blooming with golden flowers. With their overwhelming beauty, the late blooming Omuro-zakura cherry have been loved by the Japanese people for more than 400 years, spreading as they do across the grounds of this temple that itself is home to many culturally significant Japanese buildings and works of art. The way they bloom vividly and beautifully every year before scattering to the winds after only a short period is the perfect representation of Japanese aesthetics and fragility.

NOTE: JAPONISM SWEET INCENSE
The fragility of the cherry blossom, blooming brilliantly for a short while and then scattering to the winds.
Carefully selected white sandalwood, cherry flowers and sweetly spreading vanilla visit like brilliant, blinding light. The fragrance of a dream that comes in the middle of the day.

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Imperfect River - Candle 250gr | Tobali Quick shop
Imperfect River - Candle 250gr | Tobali
Imperfect River - Candle 250gr | Tobali
Imperfect River - Candle 250gr | Tobali
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Imperfect River - Candle 250gr

$ 85.00

Concealing Zen

The stone garden at Ryoan-ji Temple; a Japanese garden that epitomizes the world of Zen. This Zen garden isn’t for enjoying the scenery but for allowing quiet, soothing meditation. It features a placement of a total of 15 stones of various sizes, in groups of 5, 2, 3, 2 and 3 starting from the east side, all surrounded by raked sand. Many of the profound mysteries surrounding the garden still entice debate today, such as the stones being placed so that one of them is always hidden no matter the angle from which the garden is observed, and the river-like flow created by the placement of stones, sand and moss.

NOTE: JAPONISM STONE FLORAL
The Zen river, a waterless watercourse created from inorganic stone and organic moss. The refreshing citrus and moss overflow with the cold stone, providing a complete yet incomplete fragrance of meditation.

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