Created over 120 years ago in Europe, Papier d'Arménie (Paper of Armenia) is a unique and natural air freshener and deodorizer made into perfumed paper strips that can be burned or placed in drawers.
History of Papier d'Armenie
Papier d’Arménie came about at the end of the 19th century after Auguste Ponsot visited Armenia. During his travels he found that the Armenians perfumed and disinfected their houses by burning a benzoin resin from the bark of various trees in the genus styrax. When he returned to France he went to work with Henri Rivier, a pharmacist and the two of them discovered that when benzoin was dissolved in 90% alcohol and then burnt, it prolonged the camphor like aroma. After this discovery Auguste Ponsot added fragrances to the benzoin and alcohol base and then soaked blotting paper in the solution.
Papier d’Arménie has been made by the same family for 120 years using a method handed down from generation to generation. Making this product older than the Eiffel Tower and a trusted brand throughout France.
Raw benzoin, from styrax trees grows in forests in the Far East, particularly in the older parts of Laos. The word benzoin literally means frankincense of Java, has been renowned for its antiseptic, healing and expectorant properties for many years. Benzoin balm used to be applied externally to treat asthma and coughs and became popular with those suffering from stress because of its positive effect on the psyche and emotions. Today it is more commonly used by perfume houses for it's sweet vanilla and balsamic notes to create popular fragrances.
The absorbent paper used to make Papier d’Arménie comes from a natural fiber and is approved by the FSC. Its mahogany colour comes from the bath where the sheets soak up the complex fragrance of Papier d’Arménie. The fragrances for Papier dÁrmenie were created by world renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, making them truly unique.
Watch the short video below to see how to use Papier dÁrmenie.
Please note the paper burns differently to the stick/cone incense that you maybe accustomed to using. Once you light the paper, blow out the flame and allow the paper to smoulder away quickly leaving a wonderful aroma that lasts for hours. To use as a drawer fragrance tear a strip of the paper and place it in a drawer. Papier d’Arménie has been trusted for more than one hundred years to naturally purify the air.
In keeping with the spirit of Papier d'Arménie, The Candle is produced using the same traditional manufacturing methods and are available in the Traditional and La Rose fragrances. Made from certified vegetable wax and beeswax.The Candle has a cotton wick that provides a burn time of more than 40 hours.