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Eliminate tension and reflect on your inner self with this sandalwood scent that transports you to another world with its mysteriously profound sweetness.
Born out of the idea of incense sticks that can be lit like a match, and a collaboration between two traditional Japanese craftsmanships: incense making and match making, these 10 minute aromas are perfect for when you need a moment to yourself to restore and recuperate. With the Japanese Series, hibi turns any ordinary day into a journey to the Far East. These scents form a collection that celebrates Japanese traditional incense. Although they are not necessarily scents that are entirely native to Japan, they do represent ingredients commonly used and loved in Japanese traditional incense. This compact pack of eight matchsticks includes a non-flammable mat which allows for easy enjoyment of the incense almost anywhere. As Japanese incense is generally very brittle, a clever solution had to be created for these incense sticks that can be lit like a match. A precise recipe of incense and washi pulp was developed: an aromatic product with properties of both strength and fragrance, which does not break even when struck like a match. The name hibi, meaning ‘day to day’, or daily, in Japanese, was given with the hope that you will keep hibi incense around you every day and freely enjoy its fragrance, matching each day’s mood or occasion.
Scents that enrich your day – the incense of Awaji Island and the matches of Harima: These two traditional industries of Hyogo Prefecture first encountered each other in 2011. The collaboration between incense company Daihatsu and match manufacturer Kobe Match Corporation began with the idea of an incense that could be lit like a match, hoping to save two stagnating industries. What followed were three and a half years of trial and error. The result: a perfectly balanced blend of Japanese paper, incense and temperature that makes the stick more flammable and resistant...more