Nag Champa info

I did a search on halmaddi and came up with this page from what looks like the Incense Guru forum (I have yet to check if it’s an active one). Fantastic information on Nag Champa, how it has changed through the years and why.


  1. Mike said,

    October 27, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I was definitely one of those people who fell in love with Nag Champa when it was introduced to me about ten years ago. There was really nothing like a fresh box of this stuff at the time. But I think like a lot of us, I kept wondering why my opinion of it kept on sinking, thinking it might have just been discovering other incenses, growing used to it, differences in aging or wondering if the ingredients have changed. I wish I could smell a new box of with a fresh nose just to see if it still has that sort of impact. I am noticing more and more the differences in the “halmaddi mix” especially when comparing companies.

  2. Nancy Hyton said,

    October 27, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I’ve definitely noticed a change in the aroma of this incense over time. I’m sure some of it has to do with rarity/expense of ingredients since there is now a definite synthetic perfume note. I wonder, thought, if my subjective perception of SSBNC has changed as well? I find that the more I burn the traditional herbal incenses, the more attuned by nose has become to smells in general, especially the artificial ones which always have that tinge of the chemical. Just like how wine aficionados refine their sense of taste, or how musicians refine their sense of hearing, we incense lovers are constantly refining our sense of smell.

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