• Huile Antique Sumi Hinoki

Huile Antique Sumi Hinoki

Dry oil for the body. Scented with smoked cypress, Hinoki wood and incense , 190ml

This beautifying treatment, dry to the touch, is extremely nourishing thanks to a synergy between three oils: sesame, apricot, and coconut. This Huile Antique is, on top of it, scented with smoked cypress, Hinoki wood and incense. As soon as it is applied, skin regains its radiance and sacred splendour, leaving a trail of this singular and sensual accord.

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  • Description

    This dry oil is a perfect nectar for the skin. Composed of three natural plant oils, it possesses a cumulative beneficial effect: the more you use it, the more the skin transforms due to its shaping and moisturizing effects. Sesame oil is a unique treasure: it was the world’s first vegetable extract in Mesopotamia, 3,500 years ago. It has softening qualities and is extremely easily absorbed. Fortified with antioxidants – Vitamin E, lecithin and sesamolin – it protects the skin against ageing. As for apricot oil, it strengthens the skin’s hydrolipidic layer and prevents dehydration. Finally, in this protective trio, comes coconut oil, which softens, tones, and restores unparalleled radiance, thanks to the presence of Vitamins E, K and its rich iron content.  

    In 1834, Jean-Vincent Buly added Huile Antique to his beauty catalogue, inspired by Ancient Greek cosmetic practices and restorative skincare from thermal baths. This treatment, highly popular at the beginning of the 19th century, when there was a vogue for all things evoking Antiquity, was reinvented and brought up to date by the Officine.



    Sumi Hinoki manages to capture the elusive essence of the precious smoke emanating from Japanese Cypress wood. First, the wood is burned by the flame, consumed in an aromatic cloud. In Japanese, Sumi means coal, ink or purity. This soothing “smoked” fragrance is reminiscent of winter time, with old houses in the background and a more complex foreground.  

    Then comes the time of the incense ceremony, with the reassuring sweetness, half leather, half vetiver, of Gaiac wood, and the splendid dynamic of Hinoki wood, like cedar shrouded in aromatic herbs. 

    The next layer of Eau Triple Sumi Hinoki reveals an amber-like caress on the skin, with peppery notes of juniper berries and the lingering resinous notes of incense, round, almost spicy, moving the perfume into a sacred dimension. 

    Finally, cypress, a symbol of eternity since the dawn of time, distils its green magic, with acidulous, almost fresh notes that reveal, in their alliance with Hinoki wood, a wood worthy of the most beautiful temples in Japan. And thus, it has come full – divine – circle.

  • How to use

    Huile Antique can be applied all over the body, on slightly damp skin, after a shower or bath. Massage from the feet up to the neckline area, spending some extra time on the heels, knees and elbows. 

    Apply a small amount on the ends of dry hair to leave them hydrated and slightly perfumed.

    Because of its brightening and relaxing effect, Huile Antique is perfect for evening use, either at bedtime or prior to a night out. Applied on slightly damp skin, this oil is absorbed more easily by the skin. 

  • Ingredients

    Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Tocopherol, Squalene, Beta-sitosterol, Limonene 

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