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Papier D'Armenie

Papier D'Armenie

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There is a lot of history in these small pieces of paper. Le Papier d'Armenie is widely considered to be the first room deodorizer. While on a trip to Armenia, Auguste Ponsot discovered benzoin resin's disinfecting qualities and decided to bring it home to France. Over a century later, the incense papers are still being produced in the same factory. We love them for their simplicity and calming scent. We usually burn a strip after a bad day in the lab.

Older than the Eiffel Tower, Papier d’Arménie was born in Paris in 1885 as a result of the experiments of a chemist and a scientist. The idea came from a travel to Armenia, country where the benzoin resin, derived from the bark of trees – the major ingredient of the booklet – was used to purify the air. Incense, myrrh, woodsy, and vanilla scent, created in 2006 by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. 

INSTRUCTIONS: 36 strips to Burn : Tear off a strip, fold it like an accordion, light it and blow out the flame so that it burns slowly without flame. Leave it on a heat proof dish. Try it with one or two strips in a closed room. Repeat if needed. It can also be used without burning it to perfume cupboards and drawers.

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