Kyphi is an ancient Egyptian solid perfume,
a kind of sacred incense. The Egyptians used
to burn it to honour the god Ra, believing that
each ingredient of the kyphi (between 10 and
15, most notably honey, cinnamon, myrrh and
sandalwood) had magical properties. Its properties
are reputed for their health benefits and it
apparently has soothing qualities.
Solid perfumes, rocks and crystals are composed
of a perfumed vegetable base with a mix of
essential oils, natural resins and aromatics.
For Cinna, M-A Stiker Métral has designed a
diuser for cubes of solid perfume made from
matt brass or polished nickel plate. The base
is in brilliant-polished cast aluminium. Cubes
of amber or cedar are placed on the base and
covered by the diuser, which allows their
fragrance to escape. Their fragrance will last for
It will be possible to order boxes of replacement
‘Caillou d’Ambre’ is a vegetable reconstitution of
grey amber. A mythical perfume, rich and warm.
Cedar is the symbol of the cradle of humanity,
sacred and great. Its odour is at once dry and
soft, green and delicately resinous, characteristic
of the scent of pencils.
These perfumes have been created by a great
French ‘nose’ with a lifelong pasion for perfume,
Florence Kusnierek, who explores odours with
a view to creating memories. Her identity as
an INDEPENDENT PERFUMER was shaped
from her very childhood in the family business,
in an atmosophere of ladies’ perfumes, in
gardens, kitchens and fragrant wine cellars.