The paper owes its unique pleasant fragrance to benzoin resin. Auguste Ponsot discovered the resin's disinfecting qualities and subsequently decided to introduce them to France. Renowned since ancient times for its antiseptic, healing and expectorant properties, benzoin balm has been traditionally applied externally to treat asthma, coughs and hoarseness.
Our bags are hand crafted using genuine leather. Like all natural materials, leather reacts to the atmosphere. Humidity rain and sunlight can damage leather. Should a slight white coating appear on surface of leather, it can easily be removed using a dry cloth. Should leather get wet, absorb the water immediately with a dry cloth. Overexposure to sunlight can stain or alter the color of the leather.