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四弃香 - The Four Discarded Incense 10g

四弃香 - The Four Discarded Incense 10g

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Do you remember this little seal that was carved and that now appears on most of KZ’s boxes? This was a phrase from Zhuangzi, that marked a reclusive phase in KZ’s life, in only doing the things that are worth time and effort. There was once Zhuangzi dreamt of a butterfly, fluttering around being carefree and happy, when he suddenly woke up, he came to his senses, and was met with an identity conundrum, was he Zhuangzhou whom had dreamt that he was a butterfly, or was a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuangzhou? 

Taking an even deeper inspiration from this, and moving out from the reclusive state, can KZ’s incense products aspire to reach the level where beautiful scents can allow others a glimpse of relaxation, carefreeness and happiness? In parallel to Zhuangzi’s Dream of the Butterfly, this new KZ series is the Dream series, where ingredients of unrivalled qualities are made into iconic incense sticks that offer you some of the purest olfactory experiences. This series aim to present core notes that are the most pertinent to a region or a material’s identity. All of these incenses are carefully formulated, blended and then hand kneaded before being subjected to extrusion in a small press to form sticks at Kyarazen’s secret incense manufacturing facility.

四弃香 - The Four Discarded Incense
This is an iconic incense from the Tang dynasty incense manuals, where plant materials from fruits and herbs were collected, processed and made into incense, challenging artisanal incense making skills to the highest degree. Made from sugarcane, pear, lychee shells, papaya seeds and tangerine peels, this incense is made from discarded materials that are processed and fermented, and is considered an antidote to the senses when overwhelmed by traditionally luxurious incense materials such as fragrant woods and resins. The scent weaves between bitter, to spicy to an airy sour sweetness, providing a refreshing olfactory experience with a character of its own. 

Comes in a 10 grams tube.

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