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.
From Aesop, the Callippus candle: "...titled for an astronomer of Ancient Greece famed for refining the planetary theory of his time. Its woody, earthy, green fragrance alludes to rituals overlaid with the drifting smoke of incense. // Scented candle redolent of ritual in its inclusion of Frankincense, Guaiacwood, and fresh notes of Shiso." 300g for $110. (Written on the inside: 'Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.' Blaise Pascal)