Scented Candle Kōdō
6.6 oz - 50 hours
In the heart of the Gion district, in the hall of the ochaya, I am greeted by a geisha. Dressed in a vibrant kimono and sitting upright with knees bent, the komiko begins. Mind the agarwood that heats on its mica plate! Its smoke softly whispers these four mysterious dreams: dusty and woody, the incense-burner travels from hand to hand; earthy and powdery, eyes lock; smooth ambery, I feel a jealous flutter, my nose under my hand, recalling your wine-colored lips; Your forbidden look, aromatic and drunk.
Olfactive notes :
Oud, Ambery, Aromatic, Woody and Powdery notes ...
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The theme of this candle draws on the experience of kōdō, an ancestral custom practiced in the form of a game. The candle evokes the love of a stranger; love at first sight between a geisha and a guest invited to the ceremony in the ochaya, “tea house,” in the Gion neighborhood.
The Kōdō – or “the way of incense” — is one of the three traditional Japanese arts. It is the spiritual art of listening to incense as it burns, enlivened by various games called komiko, developed in imperial courts throughout the centuries. The Kōdō candle is inspired by one of the komiko — the genjikō —during which participants are invited to guess the five different types of jinko "agarwoods" being heated.
For the realization of these scented candles, we work with suppliers and artisans passionate about their trade. The artisan perfumer, master chandler, glassmaker, designer, and glass designer, are all based in France. The perfumes that we have imagined for HōV are made by an artisan perfumer with over 40 years of experience. He creates each olfactive story to measure. Our perfumes are produced in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, located in the south of France. Our chandler, who is also a perfumer, finalizes the mineral wax composition, sometimes adding vegetal wax in accordance with the perfume and the container, to make the candle as potent and diffusive as possible.
To preserve the fragrance, do not burn your HōV candle for more than 3 hours straight during the first third of the candle and 1 to 2 hours during the remaining. Your candle will consume in a regular manner right to the bottom of the glass if the wick is kept upright and centered. Trim the wick before each usage (3-4 mm) to keep it like new.