Made since 1885.
It is the only indoor fragrance that comes in the form of paper for burning.
The history of Papier d’Arménie (like many older French firms, the name of the company is essentially the name of the product, Papier d’Arménie) starts in the 19th century when, on a trip to Armenia, Auguste Ponsot noticed the local people scented and disinfected their homes by burning benzoin. This traditional and ecologically-sound practice appealed, and he decided to import the product to France. His business partner, pharmacist Henri Rivier, then discovered that dissolving the benzoin in 90° alcohol delivered a lasting fragrance. Adding scent gives a pleasant, lingering aromatic blend. Only a supporting medium remained to be found, which was to be blotting paper, which absorbs the mixture while retaining the original fragrance of the benzoin resin, and burns slowly with no flame.
Instructions for use
Tear off one strip, fold it like an accordion and place it on its longest thinest side on a heat-resistant surface. Light it, blow gently so that the paper does not burn up (Papier d’Arménie should burn slowly).
Papier d’Arménie can also be used without burning. Tear off entire sheets and place them in wardrobes, dressings, chest of drawers, books, etc. They will be perfumed with a subtle, delicate scent.
Papier d’Arménie can be used all year round to scent your home and create an atmosphere of well-being.
• Burn one strip at a time, 3 to 4 times a week
• Ventilate your home regularly
• Never leave a burning strip unattended
• Do not leave the product within reach of children.