MFK Incense Papers and Candles

    MFK Incense Papers and Candles

    post #1 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    I've been a bit bored lately as I smell great, but when I get home and change clothes etc, I don't have anything to smell. I don't like not being able to smell anything. It's so dull!

     

    I've looked at the MKF Incense Papers and they really interest me. Not sure how Aqua Universalis would come across in incense form, but it's definitely intriguing. Has anyone had any experience with the MFK Incense Papers? I have used the search bar, but very little came up.

     

    Also, which candles would people recommend? I've seen the Malle ones so many times in Les Senteurs, but I've never gotten round to smelling them. What are your favourite Malle/Diptyque/MFK/ candles? Or if you prefer other brands of candles, which are your favourites?

     

    I've smelt the entire ranges of Yankee Candle and Bed, Bath, and Beyond etc. They're just a bit... synthetic. I'd like more of a perfumistas candle, rather than a candle-fanatics candle.

     

    Thanks!

    post #2 of 14

    I've tried the 'original' Papiers d'Armenie papers (thanks, hedonist!) and they're very effective - have yet to try the MFK ones, but hope to soon.

    post #3 of 14

    I have used the Lumiere noire paper, but not for burning, but for drawer, and they smell very good, like the perfume.  I also have the carta d'Armenia by Farmacia Santa Maria Novella, ambery spicy, quite intense.

     

    I assume Ipp refers to the little papier d'armenie booklets one can find in french drugstores. Benzoin, very nice and smooth, and they can be had for a few euros. I always grab one when I stop in Paris.

     

    As for candles, I like also Parfums de Nicolai, though they are difficult to find in the US. Vetiver de Java is a superdry leathery vetiver, Maharadjah a big oriental amber, etc etc

    In diptyque, Feu de bois is woody, La myrrhe as per name, and I also like the jonquil.

     

    cacio

    post #4 of 14

    I've got a packet of the MFK paper incense (APOM). I've never used this sort of method before but for $25 I figured I'd give it a shot. It's basically a paper strip you burn for about a minute. I'd say it lightly scents a large space like a living room and lasts about 2-3 hours. it's a pleasant fun experience and fairly cheap to do.

     

    For candles, from Malle I like Notre Dame and Rosa Rigosa (also comes in a room spray/gun) and for Diptyque I like Feus de Bois and Baies (L'Ombre Dans L'Eau smell). There's also the Byredo ones which are larger for less money. From Byredo I like Japanese Amber and Fleur Fantome.

     

    Also keep in mind room sprays. I like the Diptyque ones and Malle has them too.

    Ford also had candles (Tobacco, Oud, Tuscan) though I think they're discontinued but you might find some old stock around.

    post #5 of 14
    I have both the Papier d'Armenie and the Santa Maria Novella ones and I love them! The Santa Maria Novella are of better quality though, they're excellent for clearing smells, and of course they smell great. I wish they could capture the smell of it burning, in a perfume.
    post #6 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by L'eaulita View Post

    I have both the Papier d'Armenie and the Santa Maria Novella ones and I love them! The Santa Maria Novella are of better quality though, they're excellent for clearing smells, and of course they smell great. I wish they could capture the smell of it burning, in a perfume.

     

    I also like both the SMN and original Papier d'Armenie and Bois d'ArmĂ©nie (Guerlain) does a pretty good job of capturing this idea in a fragrance that is also very 'wearable', altho I turn to it more in cooler months.

    post #7 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    I ended up buying the APOM Papier Incense.

     

    First time I tried to use one, I assumed they came as a book. I ripped the first page off and I lit it. It didn't smell like much other than smoke, and needless to say, I wasn't very impressed. I put them away and thought I'd try again another night.

     

    Yesterday I took out the very nicely presented box and realised what I'd done... The book I assumed was the incense is not the papier incense, it's the instruction manual. I laughed so much after realising what I had done! After taking out the instruction manual I found the dark yellow strips of paper which were obviously the papier incense. 

     

    I folded it like a fan, lit one corner, and put the flame out. The smell really is gorgeous. It's like APOM, but it's smokier. It lasted about 15 minutes, but there's a small sticky residue left in the bowl that does continue to lightly scent the air. Although it only really lasts for 15-20 minutes, I do think it's worth it. The weather was awful yesterday, so it was really enjoyable to curl up in bed and light one of the papers.

    post #8 of 14

    What a great story!

    I really like the concept of papiers and find the original d'Armenie booklet ones surprisingly effective in the kitchen.

    post #9 of 14
    I really need to get my hands on some of these papiers. Great story HAllen.
    post #10 of 14
    I've got a couple of books of the Papiers d'Armenie scented by FK. Quite similar to Eaux des Baux by L'Occitane. Recommended!
    post #11 of 14

    Remarkably good value too.

    post #12 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marais View Post

    I've got a couple of books of the Papiers d'Armenie scented by FK. Quite similar to Eaux des Baux by L'Occitane. Recommended!


    I have those too, and like them best of all the papers I've tried.  I have yet to splurge on the SMN or the papers sold under the MFK brand though; I've limited myself to only the Papier d'Armenie brand's offerings.  http://www.papierdarmenie.fr/EN/index.php?P=4

     

    When I first tried the original Pd'A papers, I was so taken with them I'd burn several pages in one day.  I even burned some in my car.  Then I read this on their website:  "Analysis give satisfying results for the health of consumers respecting our recommendations : it would be convenient to use one paper band at a time, three or four times a week, and ventilate the room regularly."  Oops.

    post #13 of 14

    These are the usual recommendations just in case. No harm has ever been proven. The only potentially hazardous thing is the minimal amount of smoke from the paper. If you think, you probably have to burn several dozen booklets to get anywhere close to the smoke you're breathing when, say, you light a fireplace.

     

    cacio

    post #14 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post


    I have those too, and like them best of all the papers I've tried.  I have yet to splurge on the SMN or the papers sold under the MFK brand though; I've limited myself to only the Papier d'Armenie brand's offerings.  http://www.papierdarmenie.fr/EN/index.php?P=4

    When I first tried the original Pd'A papers, I was so taken with them I'd burn several pages in one day.  I even burned some in my car.  Then I read this on their website:  "Analysis give satisfying results for the health of consumers respecting our recommendations : it would be convenient to use one paper band at a time, three or four times a week, and ventilate the room regularly."  Oops.

    I just burn one at a time, and leave the room after lighting. The smell lingers for hours.

    I also keep a single strip in my wallet so I get a sniff on the rare occasions that I open it!
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    9/19/13 at 9:42am

    HAllen said:



    I've been a bit bored lately as I smell great, but when I get home and change clothes etc, I don't have anything to smell. I don't like not being able to smell anything. It's so dull!

     

    I've looked at the MKF Incense Papers and they really interest me. Not sure how Aqua Universalis would come across in incense form, but it's definitely intriguing. Has anyone had any experience with the MFK Incense Papers? I have used the search bar, but very little came up.

     

    Also, which candles would people recommend? I've seen the Malle ones so many times in Les Senteurs, but I've never gotten round to smelling them. What are your favourite Malle/Diptyque/MFK/ candles? Or if you prefer other brands of candles, which are your favourites?

     

    I've smelt the entire ranges of Yankee Candle and Bed, Bath, and Beyond etc. They're just a bit... synthetic. I'd like more of a perfumistas candle, rather than a candle-fanatics candle.

     

    Thanks!

    9/19/13 at 10:06am

    lpp said:



    I've tried the 'original' Papiers d'Armenie papers (thanks, hedonist!) and they're very effective - have yet to try the MFK ones, but hope to soon.

    9/19/13 at 7:44pm

    cacio said:



    I have used the Lumiere noire paper, but not for burning, but for drawer, and they smell very good, like the perfume.  I also have the carta d'Armenia by Farmacia Santa Maria Novella, ambery spicy, quite intense.

     

    I assume Ipp refers to the little papier d'armenie booklets one can find in french drugstores. Benzoin, very nice and smooth, and they can be had for a few euros. I always grab one when I stop in Paris.

     

    As for candles, I like also Parfums de Nicolai, though they are difficult to find in the US. Vetiver de Java is a superdry leathery vetiver, Maharadjah a big oriental amber, etc etc

    In diptyque, Feu de bois is woody, La myrrhe as per name, and I also like the jonquil.

     

    cacio

    9/19/13 at 8:28pm

    Master-Classter said:



    I've got a packet of the MFK paper incense (APOM). I've never used this sort of method before but for $25 I figured I'd give it a shot. It's basically a paper strip you burn for about a minute. I'd say it lightly scents a large space like a living room and lasts about 2-3 hours. it's a pleasant fun experience and fairly cheap to do.

     

    For candles, from Malle I like Notre Dame and Rosa Rigosa (also comes in a room spray/gun) and for Diptyque I like Feus de Bois and Baies (L'Ombre Dans L'Eau smell). There's also the Byredo ones which are larger for less money. From Byredo I like Japanese Amber and Fleur Fantome.

     

    Also keep in mind room sprays. I like the Diptyque ones and Malle has them too.

    Ford also had candles (Tobacco, Oud, Tuscan) though I think they're discontinued but you might find some old stock around.

    9/21/13 at 4:10pm

    L'eaulita said:



    I have both the Papier d'Armenie and the Santa Maria Novella ones and I love them! The Santa Maria Novella are of better quality though, they're excellent for clearing smells, and of course they smell great. I wish they could capture the smell of it burning, in a perfume.

    10/8/13 at 9:50pm

    mr. reasonable said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by L'eaulita View Post

    I have both the Papier d'Armenie and the Santa Maria Novella ones and I love them! The Santa Maria Novella are of better quality though, they're excellent for clearing smells, and of course they smell great. I wish they could capture the smell of it burning, in a perfume.

     

    I also like both the SMN and original Papier d'Armenie and Bois d'ArmĂ©nie (Guerlain) does a pretty good job of capturing this idea in a fragrance that is also very 'wearable', altho I turn to it more in cooler months.

    10/10/13 at 11:38am

    HAllen said:



    I ended up buying the APOM Papier Incense.

     

    First time I tried to use one, I assumed they came as a book. I ripped the first page off and I lit it. It didn't smell like much other than smoke, and needless to say, I wasn't very impressed. I put them away and thought I'd try again another night.

     

    Yesterday I took out the very nicely presented box and realised what I'd done... The book I assumed was the incense is not the papier incense, it's the instruction manual. I laughed so much after realising what I had done! After taking out the instruction manual I found the dark yellow strips of paper which were obviously the papier incense. 

     

    I folded it like a fan, lit one corner, and put the flame out. The smell really is gorgeous. It's like APOM, but it's smokier. It lasted about 15 minutes, but there's a small sticky residue left in the bowl that does continue to lightly scent the air. Although it only really lasts for 15-20 minutes, I do think it's worth it. The weather was awful yesterday, so it was really enjoyable to curl up in bed and light one of the papers.

    10/10/13 at 1:22pm

    lpp said:



    What a great story!

    I really like the concept of papiers and find the original d'Armenie booklet ones surprisingly effective in the kitchen.

    10/10/13 at 1:25pm

    Mick_Trick said:



    I really need to get my hands on some of these papiers. Great story HAllen.

    10/12/13 at 3:40am

    Marais said:



    I've got a couple of books of the Papiers d'Armenie scented by FK. Quite similar to Eaux des Baux by L'Occitane. Recommended!

    10/12/13 at 7:03am

    lpp said:



    Remarkably good value too.

    10/12/13 at 7:11pm

    socalwoman said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marais View Post

    I've got a couple of books of the Papiers d'Armenie scented by FK. Quite similar to Eaux des Baux by L'Occitane. Recommended!


    I have those too, and like them best of all the papers I've tried.  I have yet to splurge on the SMN or the papers sold under the MFK brand though; I've limited myself to only the Papier d'Armenie brand's offerings.  http://www.papierdarmenie.fr/EN/index.php?P=4

     

    When I first tried the original Pd'A papers, I was so taken with them I'd burn several pages in one day.  I even burned some in my car.  Then I read this on their website:  "Analysis give satisfying results for the health of consumers respecting our recommendations : it would be convenient to use one paper band at a time, three or four times a week, and ventilate the room regularly."  Oops.

    10/12/13 at 8:17pm

    cacio said:



    These are the usual recommendations just in case. No harm has ever been proven. The only potentially hazardous thing is the minimal amount of smoke from the paper. If you think, you probably have to burn several dozen booklets to get anywhere close to the smoke you're breathing when, say, you light a fireplace.

     

    cacio

    10/13/13 at 12:04am

    Marais said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post


    I have those too, and like them best of all the papers I've tried.  I have yet to splurge on the SMN or the papers sold under the MFK brand though; I've limited myself to only the Papier d'Armenie brand's offerings.  http://www.papierdarmenie.fr/EN/index.php?P=4

    When I first tried the original Pd'A papers, I was so taken with them I'd burn several pages in one day.  I even burned some in my car.  Then I read this on their website:  "Analysis give satisfying results for the health of consumers respecting our recommendations : it would be convenient to use one paper band at a time, three or four times a week, and ventilate the room regularly."  Oops.

    I just burn one at a time, and leave the room after lighting. The smell lingers for hours.

    I also keep a single strip in my wallet so I get a sniff on the rare occasions that I open it!