“KITCHIBE / Crinkle” FRAGRANCE CANDLE
Kodo (“way of incense”) has been a part of Japanese culture for over a thousand years.
Kodo began as offerings to purify the mortuary tablets of ancestors at temples, and eventually became popular among the upper class as sora-daki, a style of incense burning where the fragrance fills the entire room. Aromatic wood and plants such as agarwood, cloves and sandalwood were ground into aromatic powders. As time went by, the horizons of kodo were broadened with new fragrances, and modern-day Japanese people have developed a keen sense of which aromas best suit their cuisine and rooms. Japanese people consider “no colors or scents” as the default, and place the utmost value on serene, pure fragrances: the delicate aroma of soba noodles; the dry, fruity scent of sake; the fresh, green fragrance on a walk through a mossy bamboo forest. In ancient temples, the scent of fragrant woods complements the centuries-old wood in a harmony that quiets the soul. We believe that the exquisite fragrances produced by this long-standing Japanese tradition will inspire the senses of people from all countries and cultures, and so KITCHIBE was born.
KITCHIBE brings you Japan’s most beautiful scents.
Unique, exquisite scents
calling on 200 years
- Easy to fit into anyone’s life style
- Provides a relaxing and calm feel
- Subtle, pleasant yet noticeable scent
- The product of the traditional fragrance culture of Japan
Using only domestically-
sourced & plant-based
- Soya wax, with palm oil and rapeseed oil base
- As candle wax dissolves at lower temperature, that allows the delicate scents to be fragrant beautifully
- No petrol-carbon soot
- Stable burn
- Cleaner burning; no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants
Created with traditional
- 1300 years of Seto porcelain making
- Finely crafted porcelain with high permeability
- Commitment to creating long-lasting products
Designed to appeal
-versatile and organic-
- Capturing forms created by chance
- Objects with organic forms
- Designs with wit and warmth
Using only domestically-sourced and plant-based ingredients (soy wax, perfume, not paraffin), Seto white porcelain
Contents: Each 180g burning time: Up to 40 hours Made in Japan
A fragrance inspired by hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of viewing cherry blossoms in early spring. Japanese cherry blossoms last for a mere two weeks, and this seasonal motif has become one of Japan’s most symbolic aesthetics. Japanese people find beauty in the flowers’ short life, from the budding of the first blossom to the fallen petals dancing in the air. The sakura fragrance is inspired by the Oshima-sakura, a variety with a particularly vivid scent.
Top note : Ozone breeze
Middle notes : Oshima sakura, Rose, uguet
Base note : Warm wood
This fragrance evokes an image of freshly hand-crafted Japanese washi paper from a traditional mill nestled deep in the mountains with cedar forest all around. Washi paper is a traditional craft made from pure water and plant fibers. Thin enough to see the scenery through, with a soft, matte texture and a natural feel, washi paper conveys a sense of calm.
Top notes : Leather, Cardamom
Middle notes : Geranium, Ylang ylang, Orris
Base notes : Hinoki, Cedarwood
This fragrance evokes an image of a quiet tearoom secluded by dense bamboo forest. In Japanese tea ceremony, several guests sit on tatami mats while a tea master prepares matcha, a special frothy type of green tea, for them. The dry rustling of bamboo stalks outside such teahouses adds to the sense of peace and serenity created by the ceremony. This fragrance will make you imagine the warm steam from the kama kettle and the fresh, green aroma of the tea as it is whipped with a whisk, mingled with the scent of the tatami mats.
Top notes : Leafy green
Middle notes : Tea leaf, Hot water, Bamboo, Jasmine
Base note : Tatami
This fragrance evokes an image of a chilly winter morning in a Zen rock garden. A thick blanket of powder snow covers everything in sight and muffles every sound, leaving nothing but peaceful stillness. This fragrance will remind you of the comforting effect that snow can have.
Top note : Crystal mint
Middle notes : Powder snow, Floral cotton
Base note : Earthy wood, Large round stone
Fragrant woods are a centuries-old method for adding a pleasing scent to Japanese rooms. Our signature fragrance combines agarwood, a wood particularly prized for its refined scent, with elements from Japanese and Chinese medicine. The soothing fragrance evokes an image of a traditional Japanese room with a serene atmosphere.
Top note : Japanese herb
Middle notes : Incense, Smoke
Base notes : Agarwood, Peru balsam
The yuzu, Japan’s most iconic citrus fruit, is first harvested in the late-fall chill of November. Deep in mountain valleys, its sweet yet tart aroma fills the air, heralding the change in season. It’s also used to add an elegant touch as a fragrance in rooms or floating on the water of hot springs.
Top notes : Leafy green, Bergamot, Grapefruit
Middle notes : Yuzu, Mandarin, Geranium
Base note : Jasmine
KITCHIBE Co., Ltd.
19 Kandakonyacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0035 Japan