ASTIER DE VILLATTE
Intoxicating scents of the Far West Arizonan desert entangle in the air - wild grasses, parched woods, immortelle flowers and sunburt red earth. Tuscon is a wander downtown along streets lined by colourful houses, the intense and crushing heat, the refuge beneath a mesquite tree, and quenching from a glass of mezcal.
Astier de Villatte incense is hand-made in Japan on the small island of Awaji, off the coast of Kobe. The incense is created using the world's oldest incense tradition, a thousand year old craft handed down from father to son. The Koh-shis Masters are experts in the four different steps of creating incense; mixing, rolling, drying and cutting. Throughout the drying process, the incense is exposed to the Western winds which carry a higher content of iodine, giving the incense a delicate and distinct scent.
The packaging is printed in letter-press and type-set by the last Master Printer in Paris.
Each box contains 125 sticks with a burn time of approximately 30 minutes per stick.