I often talk about ways to capture globetrotting memories & experiences particularly through colour palettes & styling arrangements as you'll find in my books. But one of the more elusive senses is that of scent - capturing the variety of fragrances you come across whilst voyaging in faraway places. If you've read the latest edition of The Society inc. Newspaper #3, you'll know my current passion is that of a Scent Seeking and learning the art of being a nose (read about my trip to San Francisco to complete the natural fragrance workshop at Aftelier).
As I venture into the wonderful world of concocting new & marvellous fragrances that will evoke whole worlds with one whiff, it seems the perfect opportunity to revisit past scents and relive them as it were, beginning with Kurokawa. Kurokawa is now sold out. Explore our other Nomad Soaps scents here
It is the scent of the hot spring village, shrouded in mist and dewy rainfall, ryokan and public baths lining the streets. It is the memory of natural materials, timber, bamboo, charcoal and stone, and the elements of rain and fire. The word petrichor comes to mind, the term used to describe the smell of rain hitting earth. It is the sillage of sitting cross-legged on tatami mats eating fiddlehead ferns after a refreshing dip in the hot spring with the soundtrack of the river as it flows steadily by.
Kurokawa is now sold out. Explore our other Nomad Soap scents