The “historical” booklet of Carta Aromatica d’Eritrea (Aromatic Paper of Eritrea) has remained unaltered since 1927. It consists of 24 strips ready to be burned, soaked in the inimitable and exquisite aromatic essence composed of absolutely natural and pure essential oils, resins and musks.
This is a book of incense paper strips similar to Papier d'Arménie or Armenian papers and they are those rare, traditional European apothecary and lifestyle finds that make requisite and unique gifts (especially to yourself!). Carta Eritrea incense papers are made in Italy and when you light one, it will perfume your space. Made with the finest essential oils from the Atlas Mountains.
Original Eritrean Paper Incense was first made in 1927 and is a fresh fragrance prepared with cedarwood sweetened by vanilla, patchouli, and mastic from the Greek island of Kios. Reminiscent of the sunny and warm Mediterranean coast with its bright blue waters, the formula was reconstructed after its discovery in the diary of Dr. Vittoriano Casanova, written more than 80 years ago, Blue Carta Aromatica d’Eritrea – Essence du Touareg (Blue Aromatic Paper of Eritrea) has finally come to light and is now available for you to enjoy.
This is for 1 booklet of 24 strips
Carta Aromatica d'Eritrea is a traditional paper incense made from a formula comprised of 35 resins and essential oils, by an entirely manual process, that purifies and scents the air.
It is 100% natural and ecological and, its fragrance is uplifting.
Carta Aromatica d'Eritrea has been sold for almost 80 years in the same original format, the famous "booklets" of 24 strips to be slowly burst in order to spread the incredible fragrance that is appreciated and in great demand all over the world since the beginning of last century.
HOW TO USE
Tear off a strip of the paper and fold it like a fan or accordion. Place it on a fireproof surface (like the matching burner or an ashtray). Light one tip of the paper with a match. Allow the flame to die down and it will gently smolder away, it will completely burn itself out releasing the perfume of the resins and oils in the paper. The paper incense strip should turn into ash.
You can also use the strips to perfume clothing, place one or more strips of paper in drawers or closets, in bags, suitcases, and so on.
The history of the Aromatic Incense Papers of Eritrea began in 1927. Dr. Victor Casanova, a pharmacist, during a trip to Eritrea and Somalia became aware of the use of resins and natural essences to perfume and purify the palaces of North Africa. Back in Italy, Dr. Casanova formulated a paper incense of Aromatic Eritrea, whose composition has remained unchanged to this day. Also, the heritage method of manufacturing remains the same, and essences and resins are still exclusively imported from Asian and African countries. These rare, natural ingredients are pulverized by hand using a mortar and pestle, dissolved in pure alcohol, and combined with essential oils. The traditional paper is soaked in the fragrant blend and left to steep for several days, then the sheets are painstakingly dried and cut to create the historical booklets or librettos of 24 sheets, ready to spread their delicate scent and create an extraordinary ambiance in the home.