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Introducing Papier d’Armenie Le Kit! This kit features the brand’s signature traditional colours in a unique style. The trinket box has a tiny drawer divided into two compartments, one for burning the “Papier d’Arménie” and the other for storing matches. The booklet fits neatly onto the back of Le Kit, making it easy to burn the strip and keep track of it.
Refill booklet sold individually.
Papier d’Arménie (Paper of Armenia) is a type of Armenian paper that, when burned, emits a pleasant aroma similar to incense. It is a natural air deodorizer created from the dried sap of the Styrax tree bonded to the paper. Then, the produced perfumed paper strips could be burned or placed in drawers.
Tear off one strip of paper from your booklet, fold it into an accordion shape, and place it in Le Kit’s compartment. Light it, then let the Papier d’Arménie burn slowly. The strip should burn slowly (up to 5 minutes), like an incense stick. You may then easily remove the ash residue left by burning the paper.
Store in a cool, dry place.
During a trip around the Ottoman Empire in the late 1800s, Auguste Ponsot stopped in Armenia. He saw the people scenting and cleaning their residences by burning Benzoin, a tree resin prized by today’s perfumery world.
When Auguste Ponsot returned to France, he collaborated with pharmacist Henri Rivier to develop a Western way of burning Benzoin. After extensive experimentation, the guys discovered that blotting paper was great for absorbing a Benzoin/alcohol mixture while retaining the original fragrance and burning slowly and without flames.
Armenian paper was introduced to Western Europe at the 1888 Hygiene Exhibition and the 1889 Universal Exhibition. Auguste Ponsot and Henri Rivier used meat to demonstrate the antibacterial properties of their invention! After a week, meat infused with burning Armenian Paper was still edible, but the control subject had begun to rot. Yes, it’s disgusting, but consider the advantages of your green bin!
Presently, Mireille Schvartz, Henri Rivier’s great-granddaughter, runs a Montrouge workshop producing Armenian Paper booklets. It takes three months to complete each booklet.
Myrrh, sage, lavender and cedarwood compose an orientalist fragrance, an actual olfactory travel journal. He revisits the mythical scent to get closer to Armenian scents. This fragrance was born in 2006 from a meeting between Mireille Schvartz and Francis Kurkdjian, renowned designer-perfumer.
The paper, made from roses imported from Iran and Turkey, presents an olfactory diptych borne by a gourmet and fruity rose that smells like a petal jam with honey accents. Francis Kurkdjian, a well-known designer-perfumer, created this scent in 2009.
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