NOTE : JAPONISM SMOKY WOODY
An awakening, realized by a path of ash-grey stones and crimson torii gates. The comfort of gentle cedarwood bounds and spreads with the stimulation of carefully selected nutmeg and cumin. A fragrance like the sound of distant bells.
TOP : HINOKI, SAFFRON, NUTMEG, CUMIN
MIDDLE : VIOLET, MYRRH, INCENSE
LAST : CEDARWOOD, PAPYRUS, LEATHER
BASE : Hidden Japonism 834
The thousand torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine; crimson pillars that lead one to the place of the gods. A further torii gate is added each time the wish of visitor to the shrine comes true; there are currently more than 10,000 of them, and the number continues to grow. These crimson gates start from the entrance to the mountain, the site of the god’s advent, and continue unbroken to the summit, providing a gateway from this world to the spirit world of the gods. The entrance to awakening, bringing you to a place of the divine.
MADE IN JAPAN
TOBALI was inspired by the most famous story of perfume in Japan: that of Emperor Ninmyō (810-850) who is said to have created the Jōwano Onimashime, an extraordinary incense fragrance.
To reveal the hidden beauty of Japan, the perfume house has recreated this essence by modernizing it and uses it as the heart of the fragrance of its contemporary creations. The woody, powdery and flowery olfactory universes that hide this extraordinary juice are inspired by famous Japanese characters and sacred places that embody hidden beauty.