Caran d’Ache and Mizensir have combined their unique know-how to create a new scented edition of Caran d’Ache pencils. The two family businesses have selected the fragrance “Alps Spirit” for the core of four graphite pencils manufactured entirely in Geneva using fine woods. Developed by the famous master perfumer and founder of Mizensir, Alberto Morillas, the “Alps Spirit” scent reflects the splendor, authenticity and purity of the mountains. The patchouli essences combined with musk and nutmeg call to mind the minerality of the open forests and their organic soils which provide resources for regal hundred-year-old trees such as larch and stone pine. The hints of orange heighten the sensation of a fresh, gentle yet awe-inspiring sunrise over the Alpine peaks. The softness and tranquillity of the “Alps Spirit” scent will captivate aficionados and collectors of rare pencils and offer them a multi-sensory drawing and writing experience. For this N°9 edition, ayous and poplar essences are used to sublimate the traditional Caran d'Ache graphite pencils. These woods are known for their strength and lightness as well as for their easy sharpening.
Set of four HB graphite pencils
Swiss made from 1915 to the present day. Caran d’Ache was founded when Geneva had no other pencil maker. The city was filled with watchmakers and jewelers and that atmosphere of detail and innovation affected this company. They designed the first mechanical pencil, invented the first watercolor pencil and their line of pencils, luminance 6901, won a certificate for the highest lightfastness. In all their products there’s care for the environment in which they source materials, the quality of craftsmanship, and the safety and experience of the people whose hands will eventually hold these tools.