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Karasu
Karasu

50ml Eau de Parfum

Karasu

$ 120.00

Description

In Japanese mythology, karasu tengu are powerful and vengeful spirits who live in the midst of deep forests, often taking the appearance of crows or of wandering priests. Those brave enough may call upon them through prayer and incense-burning if they are lost, confused, or helpless. Apoteker Tepe’s Karasu combines some of the most traditional raw materials in kōdō, the Japanese incense ritual, to create a fragrance that expresses the spare, transcendent asceticism of a prayer rendered in smoke, dissipating in midair.

Notes & Details

Ingredients: Alcohol, water, fragrance
Fragrance shelf life depends on storage conditions and the amount of air present in the bottle. Store your fragrance in the refrigerator for longest life. Avoid heat and light.
Over time, or from batch to batch, you may notice color changes, deposits, or slight alteration to the composition. This is due to the high percentage of natural ingredients in our compositions and is normal.

Shipping & Returns

Free standard US shipping on orders of $15 or more. Unfortunately we cannot accept returns. International shipping is available; see our full shipping and return policies.

"The aster
has flowered, its
pale purple
like the color of smoke
rising from my reveries.
A flock of crows
utterly motionless
turn into pieces
of charcoal, as the flames
from the falling sun subside."

— Yosano Akiko

The Composition

Costus root, Siam wood, Hinoki, Smoldering paper, Cardamom

Sillage: Moderate
Longevity: 4-10 hours

The Bottle

Our heavy flint glass bottles are produced in France by a family-owned glassmaker in operation since 1897.

The Packaging

All our packaging is manufactured and printed in the USA by independent family-owned and operated firms.

Matière Première

In French, matière première, or first material, is natural raw material, called so because it is the starting point for a fragrance, but above all because it is essential, primordial. All Apoteker Tepe fragrances begin with rare and unusual matières premières individually sourced from small-batch and sustainable producers all over the world.

Karasu contains:
Costus Root CO2, India
Hinoki Wood, Japan
Gaharu Buaya, Indonesia