TENMOKU I - MEI HUA SAN NONG
Discontinued & Vaulted
‘Qing Mei Jiu’ Plum Wine, ‘Mei Hua’ Trilogy (‘Baimei’ White Plum Blossom, ‘Hongmei’ Red Plum Blossom, ‘Lamei’ Wintersweet Plum Blossom), Iron, Imperial Incense of the Song Dynasty (Agarwood, White Sandalwood, Precious Resins, ‘Ling Ling Xiang’, Musk, Ambergris)
Perfumers: Eugene Au & Emrys Au
- EXTREMELY LIMITED -
Only one batch was made. Cannot be re-created due to the specific vintages and types of custom-distilled natural extracts used in this scent. Once sold out, this product will be vaulted right away and will never be produced again.
Tenmoku Collection is a special collection of scents inspired by the unique Tenmoku porcelain wares, named after Mt. Tenmoku (Mt. Tianmu) in Zhejiang Province, China. During the Song Dynasty, these porcelain wares were brought back to Japan by Japanese monks who studied Buddhism in temples in the region of Mt. Tenmoku, together with The Way of Tea.
Tenmoku wares are well-known for their unique and variable patterns naturally formed in the kiln due to the kiln effects. Such variation of patterns makes each Tenmoku ware a one-of-a-kind art piece. In this collection, we translated the visual sensation of Tenmoku wares into a novel olfactory experience in the form of fine fragrance.
The first member of the Tenmoku Collection, Tenmoku I – Mei Hua San Nong, is built around the centrepiece accord of Mei Hua (Plum Blossom) trilogy, i.e. three types of plum blossom, namely white plum blossom, red plum blossom and wintersweet (false plum blossom). The scent opens with notes of the traditional Qing Mei Jiu plum wine, followed by the Mei Hua trilogy. In addition to the plum wine and plum blossoms, there is also a specially built accord translated from an ancient recipe of the imperial incense of the Song Dynasty. This incense accord consists of agarwood, white sandalwood, a variety of precious resins, Ling Ling Xiang which is a traditional fragrant herb used in the making of Chinese incense, musk and ambergris.
Inspired by the ever-changing visual effects of Tenmoku porcelain, the scent would bloom and evolve in a dynamic way from the very beginning to the last bit of the dry-down. Wear this in different days, climates and surroundings and enjoy how the scent reacts and changes accordingly is definitely one of the perks and merits of having this in your collection!
It is normal to have some sediments in this scent due to the nature of the raw materials used. Just gently shake well before applying it.
The pre-order promotion already ended on November 17, 2020. All orders placed after this date will NOT include any complimentary Tenmoku wares.