Awaji Incense Sticks

Liberty London
USD 54
Astier de Villatte incense sticks evoke the distinct character of different destinations around the world ' imbuing living spaces with a lingering, distinctive scent. The Japanese island of Awaji provides sensory inspiration for these incense sticks ' made using ancestral techniques, their smoke exudes the delicate scent of driftwood, resins, jasmine and immortelle. There is a legend that once a trunk of Agar wood was washed onto the island's beach ' the residents burned it, creating a smell that was so intoxicating they decided to offer it as a gift to the Emperor, and then later to create a sanctuary on the shore.'We ask people to produce with a good spirit so the pieces look almost alive.'Benoit Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli, Astier founders