Papier d'Armenie is still the only interior air-freshener that works by burning paper, and the only one that uses Benzoin, a substance typically used by perfumers. Renowned for its antiseptic, healing, and expectorant properties, benzoin balm was formerly applied externally to treat asthma, coughs and hoarseness. It became popular with those suffering from stress, because of its positive effect on the psyche and the emotions. It is believed to have purifying powers, and be able to eliminate all impure and coarse emotions and thoughts.
Kit comes with a "secret box," traditional scented Armenian paper, and matches. The box features a small drawer divided into two parts; one to burn paper and the other to store matches. There is also a back space reserved for the book of papers.