Bamboo incense stick is handcrafted in Japan.
Each stick has a burn time of approximately 100 minutes.
Ingredients: Fragrance, bark powder of Litsea glutinosa plant, on a bamboo stick
Each incense stick is 13” long
25 Sticks to a tube
Packaged in a 14-1/2” long x 1” diameter Kraft tube with cork top
24K Rose: A bright floral green scent blended with the freshness of young leaves and the sweetness of flowers.
*Rose / Lily / Lavender / Oakmoss / Marigold
Anjir: A unique, unisex scent from the Near East evoking the soul of the fig; Anjir itself is Middle Persian for fig.
*Dried Fig / Anise / Jasmine / Fig Leaf / Sandalwood / Musk
Black Oud: Black oud is an oriental woody scent with exotic tone. In Sushruta, an ancient pharmaceutical treatise in India, it says people may apply the smoke of agarwood as perfume, and burned agarwood was also used as an analgesic for wounds.
*Agarwood / Cinnamon / Guaiac wood / Black pepper / Vetiver
Blue Hour: The word “blue hour” refers to a mysterious period of time in which the sky fades in blue before sunrise and sunset. This floral aroma has a refreshing lychee top note with an accent of ginger and pepper.
*Lychee / Jasmine / Ginger / Black pepper / Musk / Amber
Blue spruce: “Blue spruce” is coniferous tree grows mainly in North America. It is believed that blue spruce is highly antibacterial and effects for air purification. Our fragrance, Blue Spruce has woody scent blended with cedarwood, pine, eucalyptus, douglas fir, and citrus.
*Citrus / Douglas Fir / Cedarwood / Pine Needle / Eucalyptus
Burbs: Burbs is a green woody scent, a blend of woody aromas such as douglas fir, cedarwood, and sandalwood with a touch of nutmeg.
*Green leaf / Nutmeg / Balsam fIr / Cedarwood / Sandalwood
Driftwood: As the name shows, it recalls you drifting woods. It’s very earthy and relaxing woody scent with the faint sweetness of vanilla.
*Sandalwood / Cedarwood / Patchouli / Vanilla
Fig: A fruity green scent of fig.
*Grapefruit / Orange / Marigold / Fig / Davana / Patchouli / Cedarwood
Green Light: Green Light gives you a feeling of youth, it’s a refreshing scent based on fougere fragrance blended with fig leaf and blackcurrant.
*Bergamot / Grapefruit / Cassis / Melon / Lavender / Fig leaf
Maghreb Bukhoor: An oriental-woody scent with an exotic feeling inspired by Morocco also known as “place the sun sets.” Our Maghreb Bukhoor is a blend of warm oud, rich rose, sensual musk, spicy cinnamon, an ancient medical sandalwood, holy frankincense and mint tea. These combination evokes you souks and fascinate incense pastille of mosque.
*Agarwood /Frankincense / Cinnamon / Peppermint / Damask Rose / Rose de Mai / Musk / Sandalwood
Mystic Voyage: An oriental, spicy and woody scent inspired by the voyage during the Age of the Discovery. It’s a blend of spices, flowers and trees that connects the elements of spice route, such as Malacca Islands which proved the world is round, the city in India known as “Golden Goa”, Persia, the Red Sea, Madagascar etc.
*Nutmeg / Saffron / Clove / White pepper / Carnation / Rose / Vanilla / Patchouli / Woods
New Day: New Day is very fresh and invigorating scent with woody and floral musk aroma as its base. The top notes include green pepper, ginger spice, petitgrain, bergamot, and lavender.
*Green Pepper / Ginger / Bergamot / Petitgrain/ Lavender / Lily / Rose / Sandalwood / Musk
Oakmoss & Amber: This genderless scent has a base of woody musk blended with oakmoss, amber, tonka beans, and herbs like sage and lavandin.
*Sage / Orange / Grapefruit / Rose / Lavender / Herb / Oakmoss / Amber / Tonka beans
Possess: It’s a spicy and woody scent blended with sandalwood, nutmeg, clove, ginger, jasmine, and vanilla.
Sailing: It’s a combination aroma of marine note, white floral and musk.
Sunny Days: Sunny Days is a type of fragrance perfect for bright sunshine. It’s a refreshing citrus floral scent.
*Bergamot / Orange / Grapefruit / Mandarin / Plum / Lilly / Narciss / Mimosa
Teakwood: Teakwood is an aroma combining spicy scents such as ginger, black pepper and pimento, and woody scents such as tobacco, teakwood, and sandalwood.
*Tobacco / Amber / Musk / Pimento / Black pepper / Teakwood / Patchouli / Sandalwood
The Quiet Light: Imagine soundless space and water, it’s a picture of this aroma, The Quiet Light. It’s a green floral scent.
*Bergamot / Lime / Ylang ylang / Lily / Cucumber / Bamboo
Timeless: It’s a floral fruity scent from marine-ozone family, combining freshness and purity.
*Chamomile / Apple / Lychee / Mandarin / Rose / Plum / Peach / Coriander / Sandalwood
Tobacco Cedar: An oriental woody scent which reminds you a cigar.
*Tobacco reef / Cedarwood / Sandalwood / Citrus / Spice
White Tea: The image of this note comes from white tea. The aroma brings both freshness and sweetness with an accent of jasmine.
*Bergamot / Lavender / Thyme / Mandarin / Ylang-ylang / Jasmine
APFR is an artisanal, handmade fragrance brand. Our products are blended, produced, packaged, and shipped by crafters at our Chiba, Japan workshop. The brand name is derived from the German word apotheke, meaning a place where fragrances and medicinal herbs are prepared, or in more modern parlance, a pharmacy. Like your neighborhood pharmacy, APFR stays true to our customers’ lifestyles, prescribing scents for their everyday lives.
The brand story begins ten years before its birth. Founder Keita Sugasawa, in his travels to different countries, was both impressed and surprised at the number of shops selling scented oils and incense. He was also surprised at the lack of such shops within Japan. After returning to Japan, Sugasawa took a position at a Japanese fragrance maker as his first step to learning the ins and outs of the craft. In 2011, he established his own atelier in his boyhood home of Chiba Prefecture. This atelier became the new home of this hand-crafted fragrance brand.
We admire the simple elegance and analog textures found only in the fruits of handmade labor. That’s why we shun machinery and outsourcing, which are the trappings of mass production. This is also why we blend and produce our products naturally, with our own hands, applying our brand seal to product labels and even packing products in boxes with the care of artisans. Our curiosity and endless experimentation with scents has built up a bountiful portfolio of over a hundred different fragrances. What once began with a single product lineup of purely candles has now become a wide range of fragrance items, including room sprays, incense, and more.