Shanghai Tang’s Bamboo fragrance is a poetic ode to the humble bamboo – the honourable, loyal and honest gentleman, verdant and upright from summer through winter.
On our journey to discover the most iconic plant-based scents in China, we found ourselves on the legendary Yunqi Bamboo Path beside the scenic West Lake of Hangzhou in the heart of summer...
One of the ‘Four Noble Ones’ in classic Chinese arts and literature, the bamboo has a deep-rooted history in our culture as a symbol of virtue and traditional Chinese values, as well as the harmony between nature and human beings. Straight and resilient on the exterior and hollow in the middle, the bamboo represents the virtuous qualities of modesty and integrity.
This is a scent that evokes soothing midsummer memories of sun-dappled strolls in a bamboo forest, the air laced with the freshness of morning dew.
Perfect for those who favour green scents, Shanghai Tang’s Bamboo fragrance opens with powdery light top notes of bergamot and dewdrop that awakens the senses. A refreshing medley of bamboo leaves, water lily and iris anchor the heart of this delicate fragrance, closing with woody accords of cedarwoods and musk.
The Bamboo Home Fragrance Collection’s design echoes the unperturbed elegance of the bamboo.
The outline of the graceful plant is depicted using watercolour techniques in contrasting yet complementing shades of verdant green to create depth, then elevated with luxurious gold-tone accents. The scented candle, housed in a fine bone china holder, features two charming variations of the motif set against an intricate lattice pattern.
Bamboo Home Fragrance Collection
Shanghai Tang's Bamboo home fragrance is a scent that evokes soothing midsummer memories of sun-dappled strolls in a bamboo forest, the air laced with the freshness of morning dew.