OEDO-KOH - Aloeswood

OEDO-KOH SKU: 38201
OEDO-KOH - Aloeswood
OEDO-KOH - Aloeswood
OEDO-KOH - Aloeswood

OEDO-KOH - Aloeswood

OEDO-KOH SKU: 38201
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Savor the deep, rich fragrance of aloeswood, prized by the people of old Edo as the most luxurious of fragrances.
Savor the deep, rich fragrance of aloeswood, prized by the people of old Edo as the most luxurious of fragrances.

Incense-smelling ceremonies were the practice of court nobles, feudal lords and other wealthy people. Among commoners as
well, while they may have lacked access to genuine fragrant woods, there was much fascination with them, and they are frequently featured in works of Kabuki and Joruri theater. The word kyara, meaning aloeswood, even became a general term for "something wonderful". Hair wax that evokes the scent of aloeswood was extremely popular as well. Experience the fragrance, and understand why it was the most highly prized of scents.

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- No bamboo core for a clean burning, pure scent
- Box includes 60 sticks and a tin incense stand
- Petite, cute package; take 2 to 3 as a gift!
- For refreshment, relaxation, reading, listening to music, yoga, bathing

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Key Note: Aloeswood
Burn Time: Approx. 12 min.
W x H x D (inch): 2 5/8 x 4 x 13/16
W x H x D (mm): 67 x 102 x 20

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Kevin Pettit
Pretty good but burns quickly

Burning this reasonably pleasant Aloeswood incense provides a generous amount of smoke, but burns more quickly than had thought it would. I guess that I didn't read the description carefully enough!

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Broc
The perfect gift for old ladies.

Was given this as a gift and was quite excited to try it, being a big fan of aloeswood, but it’s not what I was expecting or hoping for. It’s a feminine perfume scent, in packaging that looks nice at first glance. Think an old female librarian covered in gaudy costume jewelry and old lady perfume. It’s not bad smelling but it’s overpowering and feels like it’s trying to hide or distract you from something. The worst part is that it’s not the aloeswood/Kyara/Agarwood scent that’s overpowering, you have to use your imagination to even get the scent of aloeswood from it. Itten, eiju, zuiun, kayuragi, and seiun are all better smelling and around the same price point or cheaper...
If what your looking for though IS an aloeswood perfume scent, well then this still isn’t your best bet because as I said jinkoh seiun is better, far far better.
For me personally I think this is a $5 incense in $3 packaging being sold for $19.
First time I’ve gotten something I didn’t like from nippon Kodo, But 1 out of 19 ain’t to bad.

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Steven
Transported to Gion

As soon as I lit this incense, I was transported back to late nights strolling in Gion during Fall with the fragrance of incense wafting in the air. This is a purer aloeswood incense with a slight perfume note to it too. It is gentle and calming and I actually prefer this to the higher grade aloeswood incense. Such a beautiful and ethereal fragrance. The box that carries this incense is also one of the most beautiful I've seen and the metal incense holder is equally luxurious. I highly recommend this.

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Jennifer
Beautiful!

Doesn't burn with a traditional incense smell--this is a true Japanese incense with little wood burning scent. Very beautiful. My favorite in this like is the Cherry Blossom, which is above and beyond. But all of them smell nice. This one has a very earthy woody smell.

THE RICH TRANSLATION OF INCENSE CRAFT AND THE ART OF THE PERFUMER WEAVE THE FRAGRANCE OF OLD EDO.

The culture of Edo (the old name of Tokyo) was a playful and stylish one, born out of a marriage of the elegant and the common, the coarse and the refined. People enjoyed the four seasons, treasured their friends and neighbors, and lived lives brimming with vitality.

This series was created by master incense artisans in Tokyo to express the fragrant atmosphere of old Edo. A single thin column of smoke beckons you to the stylish, modernist world that Edo represents. We invite you to bask in the fragrant world of Edo.

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ABOUT THE PACKAGING

The incense is nestled in a paulownia box while the packaging is adorned with Japanese patterns in traditional colors. We paid special attention to textures and made sure the packaging has a luxurious surface finish. The Ukiyo-e paintings printed inside the package express the aesthetic during the Edo period.

ABOUT THE INCENSE HOLDER

Each incense includes an incense holder that resembles the stone pave ments of Edo. Tin was a favored metal by the upper class during the Edo period. The tin incense stand included in the package can be washed with water and will last for a long time.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

The product comes with an English explanation so it would be a great souvenir gift for recipients in any country.

OEDO-KOH - Aloeswood

Incense-smelling ceremonies were the practice of court nobles, feudal lords and other wealthy people. Among commoners as well, while they may have lacked access to genuine fragrant woods, there was much fascination with them, and they are frequently featured in works of Kabuki and Joruri theater. The word kyara, meaning aloeswood, even became a general term for “something wonderful.” Hair wax that evokes the scent of aloeswood was extremely popular as well.Experience the fragrance, and understand why it was the most highly prized of scents.

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OEDO-KOH - Cherry Blossoms

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