One of my most vivid fragrance memories was on a beach in Yakushima, where I found a big piece of driftwood that washed up on the shore. I scratched it with my fingers and I could smell that it was hinoki cypress, which was not from the island itself but travelled through the ocean to reach me. I don't normally believe in signs but it was a beautiful moment that made me feel like I was on the right path.
— Perfumer Barnabé Fillion talks about the inspiration for Aesop Hwyl. Read more in Meet Barnabé Fillion, The Perfumer Behind Aesop's New Othertopias Fragrances at Tatler Asia.