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Le Papier d'Armenie Incense

Le Papier d'Armenie Incense


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.

Sold as a single booklet or in a pack of 3 incense booklets. They are available in two distinct fragrances.

Armenie is a reformulation of the original Papier by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian — an easing scent of benzoin, myrrh, sweet vanilla and balsam wood. Rose is a modern take on the incense paper also redesigned by Kurkdjian. It's rich, with dual roses from Turkey and Iran, yet still fruity with notes of crushed petals.


Tear off one strip, fold it like an accordion and place the paper on its side — making sure it is on a heat-resistant surface. Light it and blow gently so that the paper does not burn up (Papier d’Arménie should burn slowly).

The paper can also be used without burning. Tear off entire sheets and place them in wardrobes, dressers, drawers, books, etc. They will be perfumed with a subtle, delicate scent.