This is a natural blotting-paper produced entirely by hand in France (Corrèze).
In India, Champaka incense is traditionally used as a ritual offering to Ganesh.
This Indian Paper contains an ingredient called Halmaddi (a semi-liquid resin taken from the Ailanthus Triphysa or Ailanthus Malabarica tree) which gives it both its amber colour and its capacity to absorb ambient humidity.
Its fragrance, based on a strong concentration of Sandalwood, creates a sense of calm and meditation.
Meditation. Personal Development. Peace and Serenity. Purification
Queen Victoria, Queen of England from 1837 and Empress of India from 1876, had a surprising and lasting friendship with Napoleon III, the anglophile Emperor of France.
Her love of France was reflected in her frequent stays on the French Riviera, most notably in Nice where Antonin Raynaud, the happy owner of the illustrious Paris perfume house Oriza L. Legrand, had built the Excelsior Regina Palace Hotel to receive, with pomp and circumstance, the woman who ruled a quarter of the world.
On February 15, 1897, Raynaud opened his grand and flamboyant hotel in the presence of numerous dignitaries and journalists from around the world. From then on, the Queen would occupy 70 of its 200 luxurious suites.
Always innovating, in 1886, Oriza L. Legrand started offering this small travelling box to its wealthy clients. Containing twelve strips of scented paper wrapped in Indian colours, it would be used to freshen up their hotel suites and remind them of the glorious days of the Maharajas.
Our perfumes* are now available in Refills**, so beauty rhymes with eco-friendly.
* Except the Discovery Set of 6 samples.
** Perfumes come « naked », boxless, wedgeless, without caps and pompoms. Bath Salts come without the porcelain jar. Only the essential, to take care of our planet.