Traditionally used for court ceremonies and meditation, incense is an integral part of Japanese identity. The Sonoran Desert series combines the Arizona landscape with ancient Eastern tradition. Light some incense and feel the room become alive with the scents of the wild desert terrain. This pack includes 15 sticks of incense with a burning time of approximately 15 minutes each.
Ocotillo Bloom: Inspired by the desert plant native to the Sonoran Desert, the Ocotillo Bloom fragrance is a fresh, soft scent with herbal notes of woodsy balsam.
Spring Arroyo: Named after the dry creeks of the Sonoran Desert, this fragrance contains floral notes with verdant bergamot.
Ironwood Thorn: The sturdy ironwood tree is indigenous to the Sonoran Desert. Bright notes of oud and tobacco balance out this warm, soothing scent.
Founded in 2001 by Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel, Tennen is a multidisciplinary architectural firm based in Phoenix, UZ. Their Sonoran Desert incense collection is part of a collaboration with Kyoto incense makers, and was influenced by the constant and soothing presence of Japanese incense around the Tennen Studio offices. From buildings to aromas, Tennen’s design projects pursue aesthetic simplicity inspired by the culture and design sensibilities of Japan - honesty of materials, minimalism, and the changing seasons.
Quantity: 15 short sticks, 5 of each scent
Burning Time: Approximately 15 minutes.
How to Use: Light the tip of the incense and blow out the flame immediately. Keep away from flammable objects.
Kyoto, Japan / Phoenix, AZ