CONCEPTUAL

Type
Reproduction accord

Inky, soot, camphor, earthy, patchouli.

The elusive ink note adds a unique facet to fragrance compositions. Its sooty, camphorous scent lends a beguiling hook to top notes. Rich, earthy notes not dissimilar to patchouli add depth to this synthetic accord. One might envision a love letter handwritten in wet ink using an olden quill pen.

Origin
People's republic of china, japan

History

According to Chinese and Japanese tradition, ink most commonly exists in stick form. Once rubbed with water on an inkstone, the ink stick becomes liquid and can be used for writing and painting. The deepest quality carbon black ink is created from burning the roots of pine trees. Other ink qualities are derived from burning oils. During this process, the carbon black is kneaded into a glue binder to form the sticks. Scents or pigments, like sepia or indigo, are sometimes mixed in to develop blacks with subtle nuance and variation. It is these special touches that give ink its distinct and special fragrance.
Like the delicate nature of wine, sumi ink also matures over time. A high quality sumi ink can continue to develop for over one year after its production, and even up to five years later, every day becoming more beautiful and nuanced. Together, the inkstone, ink brush, paper and ink stick are considered the Four Treasures within the study of classical Chinese literary culture.

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