TENMOKU II - KONG GU YOU LAN
Discontinued & Vaulted
Oriental Orchids, Chen Pi, Red Dates, Agarwood, White Sandalwood, Song Dynasty Imperial Incense, Iron, 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 second member of the Tenmoku Collection, Tenmoku II – Kong Gu You Lan, is built around the centrepiece accord of “Lan Hua” i.e. Oriental Orchids. Being culturally significant, oriental orchids have been widely celebrated and appreciated for their unique scents and qualities which are often described as nebulous and ethereal. Accompanying the phantasm of oriental orchids are notes of “Chen Pi” (aged mandarin peels) and red dates, creating puffs of mystical illustrations of classical glories. Such depictions are further elaborated by a variety of fragrant materials that are associated with many classical Chinese incenses, namely agarwood, white sandalwood, musk, ambergris, and a specially built Song Dynasty imperial incense accord translated from a historic incense formulation.
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 ended on July 5, 2021 at 00:00 PDT (UTC-7). All orders placed after this date will NOT include any complimentary Tenmoku wares.