Shoyeido / Lisn
With over 300 years of history behind them, the Shoyeido incense company is one of Japan’s most famous brands, at the very cornerstone of life, both spiritual and daily. From stick, cone and coil, to kneaded, pressed or sachet and infused-wood formats, the range of ways to experience incense or ‘koh’ is matched by the subtle variations in the range of classic Japanese heritage fragrances available. With names like Translucent Path, Infinity, Five Clouds and Southern Wind, the blends utilise subtle combinations of sandalwood, agarwood, camphor, clove, ginger, frankincense and star anise.
For the incense connoisseur requiring something a little more contemporary and sophisticated, Shoyeido’s satellite brand Lisn offers a kaleidoscopic rainbow of over 150 fragrant options infused with a wide selection of resins, fruits and flowers. Difficult, if not impossible to find outside of Japan, the Lisn line makes the perfect gift or souvenir, presented in dynamic, ultra-chic, colourful sticks and sachets, with names like Norwegian Wood, Gorgeous, Blooming, Clear Sky, White Canvas and Quiet Flowers. The stores also feature a range of incense holders and accessories including travel/pocket sizes, so now you can wake up and smell the roses wherever you go.