Editor's Note

"Despite French influences, Karin Hien remains a profoundly traditional incense with potent medicinal qualities."

Behind The Creation

Flight of Swallows · Karin Hien

Karin Hien, aptly titled Flight of Swallows, is a fleeting yet stirring fragrance that evokes swallows soaring through the spring air — vanishing from sight, only to swiftly reemerge. Guided by the ancient charms of the Heian Imperial Court, the Karin collection captures echoes of history through the perfumed lens of contemporary aesthetics. Kunjudo, weaving the influence of French perfumery with traditional Japanese incense-making techniques, unveils evocative creations that marry East and West.

How To Use


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Atmospheric Dream

Rooted in nostalgic memories, Atmosphere curates a modest yet meaningful collection of contemporary incense guided by a genuine connection to our past and to embrace incense as an art, a lifestyle, and a means to cultivate an intentional atmosphere in our surroundings.

The Art of Sharing

The core of Atmosphere is centered around the act of sharing, whether it’s knowledge, inspiration, or simply the joy of indulging in a pleasant aroma. As we hope to inspire our community to embrace this beautiful habit, we offer a complimentary wrapping service for all orders - an added pleasure for the receiver, or yourself, to slowly unveil.

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