Palais d'Hiver - Incense Box (120 sticks)
An icy mist floats over the Neva. Suddenly, the rising sun lights up the sumptuous facade of the Winter Palace. Through the tall windows, its rays illuminate the stucco and the rich gilding of the ballrooms. The air is imbued with the scent of the tsarinas: an exuberance of musky patchouli mixed with the delicious perfume of white flowers.
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.