Sweet Orange, Mandarin Orange, Tangerine, Kumquat, Osmanthus, Orange Flower, Indian Champaca, Nutmeg, Angelica, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Cumin, Sichuan Pepper, Lapsang Souchong, Resins, Plum, Costus, Leather and Incense
‘From the faith of the great Mongoloid to the modern heritage to the World’
From religious faiths to the rich heritage of ancient wisdom, all is captured into one essence of ‘Mogao,’ which is named after the caves of Buddha, that feature a collection of finest Buddhist art spanning over a period of 1,000 years. Located in Kobe desert and on the monumental spot of the silk road, it was here where the caravans of men crossed paths with the holiness of Buddhism, amidst the rich natural surroundings that engulf this spiritual oasis of ancient China.
‘Mogao’ begins with a celebration of rich natural heritage of southwest China, Sichuan province. From a variety of aromatic sweet oranges, intoxicating Osmanthus combined with Sichuan’s indigenous spices and tea leaves that are picked with an attentive eye. Like the sacred content of the caves’ library, enigmatic aroma of fresh ingredient, tempered with the base note, is set to disperse beyond boundaries.
With the base note of incense, wood and leather, we reimagine back to when the caravan gatherings came to pass by the ancient silk road where merchants and people of difference races met and mingled. From east to west, somewhere along the road emerged that “one thousand and one Arabian nights” moment, in the midst of desert. There sit we, with our caravan of companions around the campfire, casually exchanging and enriching one another’s cultures and religious beliefs with no sense of segregation—either by nationality or border. Just a group of free-spirited voyagers from faraway lands, surrounded by the warmth of campfire and united under the same starry sky.