Scent Of Snow
"Daryl Qilin Yam’s Shantih Shantih Shantih is a tricky one. While the title means 'inner peace' in Sanskrit, the book has an almost apocalyptic undertone that chronicles the stories of 12 people on a snowy day in Singapore and how their lives have intertwined. As we follow them throughout the day, we start to see their lives unravel in fragments, broaching the subjects of love and loss, meeting and passing, serendipities and mishaps among the imperfections that make life worth remembering.
Through Daryl’s characters, I have seen pieces of myself, my unanswered questions and thoughts. This "Scent of Snow" essential oil blend kit is my feeble attempt to understand our shared humanity. Inspired by the fleeting nature of snow, we want to create an experience that is both personal and elusive through scents. I hope your blend will speak your truth and share your story. For this special project, we have also collaborated with Hong Kong artist, Nicolas Ho, to create a knot bag that celebrates our melancholy."
Scentory curates personal reading journeys by creating unique scents to pair with selected books. Each scent is a unique blend that draws inspiration from words and are meticulously produced by Hong Kong’s aromachologists. Scentory hopes their readers can unwind and embark on a journey of self-discovery, while finding inner peace and personal balance.