Tucson Incense-Astier de Villatte

$50.00

Planted in the Arizona desert, surrounded by giant cactuses with amazing shapes, stands Tucson. Wander downtown, along streets lined by colourful houses. Crushed by the heat, take a break in the shadow of a mesquite, watered by a little glass of mezcal. 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.

Contains essences of Rosemary, Immortelle, Rose, Atlas cedar, Lignum vitae, Vetiver, Birch, Labdanum, Oregano, Thyme, Laurel, Black pepper and Patchouli. Perfume designed with Alexandra Monet.

The best incense in the world is found on the island of Awaji, due to its favorable climate. For more than a thousand years it has been made here by the Koh-shis or Masters of Aromas, a tradition passed down from father to son. They alone perfectly master the four stages of production: the dosage of exclusively natural materials, precious woods, herbs, plants, vegetable resins, and perfume; the kneading of the dough, pressed and worked for an extended time, then left to stand for two weeks to soak up the fragrance; then cutting of the dough, rolled into long, narrow ribbons, to the desired size; then drying in the west wind for three days before bundling the sticks.

  • Made in Japan
  • Box of 125 sticks
  • Burn time of 30 minutes
  • L 6" X W 2.5" X H .75"

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