Environmentally friendly, Papier d’Arménie™ does not use any propellants and causes no harm to the ozone layer. The sheets are soaked in an alcohol-based solution then passed through a natural saline solution so that they burn more slowly. The absorbent paper used to manufacture Papier d’Arménie™ is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent international organisation to promote the responsible management of the world's forests.
Papier d’Arménie™ represents a certain lifestyle, a sure sign of good taste and underpinned by strong values as regards health and the environment. For 130 years, those who have appreciated, generation after generation, the traditional manufacturing behind a high-quality product know that Papier d’Arménie™ exudes respect for tradition.
Unique since the day it was first sold, Papier d’Arménie™ is instantly recognisable. It is the only indoor fragrance that comes in the form of paper for burning.
Renowned since ancient times for its anti-sceptic, healing and expectorant properties, benzoin resin used to be applied externally to treat asthma, coughs and hoarseness. Its positive effect on the psyche and emotions makes it popular with those feeling stressed. In Malaysia, it is used in ceremonies to ward off evil spirits during the rice harvest. In India, meanwhile, this sacred scent is dedicated to Shiva.
Papier d’Arménie™ was invented to give Europeans an opportunity to discover the benefits of benzoin. While there was no ready-made solution, experimentation and method brought about success.
Always seeking improvements and enhancements, the Papier d’Arménie™ firm continues to innovate. Recent years have consequently seen the emergence of new fragrances and a range of candles, the burner range has been extended, and the cut and presentation of the strips redesigned.
Created more than 120 years ago, the famous Papier d'Arménie™ booklet contains detachable strips of brown perfumed paper. It is still produced in the same factory in Montrouge, where only traditional manufacturing methods are used.