New Incenses

Beth at EOA has both the new Dhunis’s and Happy Hari lines listed now, both of which are pretty high on the “goodness” charts for Indian incenses. These are hand rolled and seem much more real (read natural) than anything else on the market (Mothers might be in this group also), at least to my nose. Of course, short of some very expensive testing there is no sure fire way to tell, and even GC/MS testing is open to interpiation. Go with what smells/feels right to you.

Over at Equinox Aromatics, Andrew has brought in Star Child from England. They look to be very faithful to some of the esoteric teachings as well as also being all natural. Real Halmaddi is also available at his site and not to be missed, it is very entertaining to experiment with if you are making your own blends.

Kohshi has some new scents in, one of which is Sanjusangendo Incense. It comes out of a temple in Kyoto. Nice woody/amber scent with a hint of cinnamon. They also have Kyukyodo and Yamada Matsu available. It is generally best to call the store and check what’s in stock.

Enjoy   -Ross


1 Comment

  1. Marian said,

    January 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

    It’s really great that Kohsi is carrying more and more Kyukyodo and Yamada Matsu products- it wasn’t long ago that incense by those companies was almost impossible to find in the US. I could happily subsist on any of the Yamada Matsu SS grade Kyara chips but their cost puts them in the “special occasion” category. Because I don’t burn them often I always look forward to the times when I do with much anticipation and I’m never disappointed- the burn is always clean, smooth and extremely satisfying.

    Being a Pisces, the Equinox Aromatics Water Incense is calling to me, but I wish they’d say something about the ingredients. I find it hard to order something when I don’t have a clue about what it smells like.

    It’s nice to see that Beth continues to add new lines to her already expansive selection. I enjoy the sweet warmth of Happy Harry’s Meena Supreme. Unlike some other Indian incense I’ve tried, the essential oil in the that stick burns cleanly and fuses nicely with the other natural ingredients. We had snow here a couple of days ago so their Queen of Roses is looking pretty tempting right now 🙂

    Thanks for all the heads up, Ross! It’s nice to start the New Year off on this positive note!

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