For over 5000 years people all over the world have been burning incense in order to honour their ancestors, purify the air, symbolize the ascent of a prayer, induce a meditative frame of mind, accompany a ritual, or simply to make one feel positive. The Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 collection represents dreams of spiritual journeys across the world and imagines incense as an evolution of time and space. Named after the ancient Indian city, Jaisalmer represents Hinduism. In the desert (north-western Rajasthan) this ‘Golden City’ was built on trade between India and Egypt.
A dry spicy heat infused with lactic richness, Jaisalmer initially calls to mind haldi ka doodh or golden milk, the traditional Indian home remedy. Cardamom and cinnamon are absorbed by an amber rich in color and oleaginous density. Benzoin adds a sweet, lean vanillic texture and the soothing steam of hot-spiced milk ensconces our senses. When this elixir has been drunk, a pleasingly compact, dark vessel is revealed; an interior of ebony, external fixtures carved from fragrant guaiac wood and metal facets that gleam so brightly with the intensity of red hot chili peppers, you’d swear you can smell the capsicum fire. A subdued, tingling warmth spreads through your body when Jaisalmer is on your skin. Soothing and revitalizing, this scent is an irresistible, savory comfort.
Cardamom, Incense, Cinnamon, Amber, Benzoin, Red Hot Chilly Pepper, Guaiac Wood And Ebony