Brand: Devambez x Highsnobiety
Release Date: Available now
Buy: Highsnobiety Shop
Editor’s Notes: Devambez is the Goyard of paper, and it has the heritage to prove it.
Since its beginning in 1826 as an engraver and royal stationer in Paris, the Maison has won awards and accolades for its mastery of paper and artistic execution. These guys are experts in all things paper — and that includes rolling papers.
The Maison believes that smoking is a sacred ritual and so it brings an air of French sophistication to proceedings by producing the finest of rolling papers. You can have the best green that money can buy, but if you're rolling it with budget papers then it's wasted.
Its trademark product is The Imperial, an ultra-thin rolling paper with the distinctive Devambez watermark, handcrafted in small batches for daily smokes.
It is the centerpiece of the Devambez collection, made from organic hemp grown in the mythic Champagne region of France for the purest taste and relaxed burn. The handsome 100% cotton cover is naturally soft to the touch and embossed with an insignia unique only to Devambez, designed in 1888 by Edouard Devambez himself and made into a hand-sculpted stamp. As with rare books, letterpressed roman numerals indicate the year of production.
We've teamed up with the brand as part of our fourth Not In Paris flagship, adding our own branding to the carton-blanc booklet in which the papers come in. Each booklet contains 32 leaves and tips (or filters), which create a pleasant point of contact for the lips. The gum line is made of vegan and pesticide-free gum arabic, also known as acacia gum, collected from Senegal acacia and Vachellia seya, and offers the ideal stick.
Finally, the booklets are encased in a glassine envelope, made from the same semi-transparent, air-and-moisture-resistant material used to protect fine collectibles.
Releasing on the Highsnobiety Shop and at our Paris pop-up found at 35-37 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004.