"NOTHING BRINGS TO LIFE AGAIN A FORGOTTEN MEMORY LIKE A FRAGRANCE" - CHRISOTPHER POINDEXTER
the meaning behind the name
Aina Kari is a typically Persian mode of architectural decoration, the practice of covering surfaces with mosaic of mirror glass.
Venetian glassmakers were producing small mirrors in the 15th century by cutting open blown glass cylinders; the fragile decorations were brought by Armenian silk-traders who traveled by caravans, but parts were broken during the caravan-transit to Persia. But even broken, their light-refracting and vision-diffusing qualities not to spoke of their great intrinsic values- must have dictated their reuse as art decoration.
AK is a hymn to the Italian crafting that continuous enhances art and beauty hundred years after.
Inspired by her desire to create something sustainable and ethical with uncompromised design, Aina Kari founder, Marina decided to create her home fragrance brand. After having worked for different world-renown brands in Italy and abroad, she embarked on a new project for a greater good that incorporates two of her passion, home fragrance and unexpected design, working and matching together Italian crafting with world designers interested in the heritage of artisanship.
“After so many years in the fragrances market, I found that you could choose to either buy a clean sustainable candle or a fancy nice design. But in both cases there are few brands, and even fewer that combine both.
My mission is to give a voice to the incredible Italian artisanal craftsmanship in a clean and conscious way. We need to keep promoting the legacy of Italian art and beauty, but also rising the sensibleness of the process and raw materials. And not only toward the consumers, but also with the suppliers.”
Creating few but high-quality natural fragrances, 100% sustainable vegetable wax blends all hand-poured in Italy with all fragrances made in Grasse, France.
The development of a new fragrances is not based on “just propose a newness for the sake of newness”, but only if linked to a project, a useful sharable collaboration with people and community. As we are a contemporary home fragrance brand with the intuition to team up young creative minds with Italians local master artisans to connect design, olfactory and craftsmanship in a beautifully scented candle.
Goodbye to ordinary fragrances in anonymous jar holders enhanced by a conspicuous lack of labeling ornamentation. Aina Kari means exclusive scented flame glowing in the beauty of ancient Venetian glass art and unrepeatable marble signs and textures. Bold colors and unexpected forms. To keep forever.
It's all about creation with purpose.
The fragrances that go into our candles have been specially created for AK by Flair Fragrance Studio in Paris, by choosing the finest natural ingredients combined with rare and unexpected essential oils, united with careful craftmanship and the beauty of nature. As experts of their craft, each of our creative perfumers understands the harmony and structure of their chosen notes, notes that shift and flow subtly as the candle burns and fills the room.
We worked “ nose-to-nose” to create and match the perfect combination for our journey between symbolic and the most beautiful Italian places, objects, and art. Diving deep inside of the spirit of each one to make you feel the spirit of the collection.
All of our fragrances are produced in the homeland of the perfume, Grasse, in the south of France and IFRA certified.