Kungyokudo Scented Candle 794
∅7.3cm x H8.5cm
Vegetable wax (palm and rapeseed)
Essential Oil: Lemon, Geranium
Made in Japan
Each unique scent of the Kungyokudo Scented Candles strives to express specific transitional periods throughout Kyoto’s history, enriching the candle with Kungyokudo’s concept of “Scent of Times”.
Depending on the historic era of the chosen candle, the associated scents evolve across time from authentic and traditional Japanese aromas to a more Western sensibility, according to the trends of the era.
794 – HEIAN ERA
Heian nobles, known for their elevated sense of beauty, would appropriate the transience of the seasons as a scent, offering their unique recipes in competition with others to see which would be the most desirable.
With distinct flavours of jasmine and violet, as if surrounded by the delicate petals of Japan’s historic cherry blossom flowers, the Heian Era 794 scent will lead you back to a more elegant & noble world.
Kungyokudo candles are paraffin-free.
The wick is made from unbleached cotton. It burns with a gentle flame.
794 – HEAIAN ERA
Lemon oil, Geranium oil
Apple, Violet Leaf
Lily of the valley, Jasmine, Heliotrope, Raspberry
Amber, Musk, Sandalwood
* * *
In the third year of Bunroku era (1594), Kungyokudo, a long-established incense company, opened in front of Nishi Honganji temple and they served as an apothecary.
From that time, they have been serving many head temples of each school of Buddhism across Japan.
With more than 420 years history of heritage, Kungyokudo is Japan’s oldest incense supplier which has been making the scent for ceremonies and everyday life of each era.
While keeping the tradition and the unique skills of blending natural fragrances and medicinal plants nurtured over a long period of time, they create gentle scents and experience for the present lifestyle.