Hello all, wanted to give a bit of an update here. First of all if you scroll down the page and keep your eye on the links to the left you’ll see a category called incense blogs. ORS is always supportive of those writing about incense as we believe every opinion assists the consumer. In that spirit I wanted to introduce you to a new blog: Lesley’s Incense Review. Lesley is just getting started but has already penned quite a few reviews and the enthusiasm and information is already impressive. I encourage you to support the site and of course if you’re an incense blogger or reviewer and would like to be added to our links, please contact me using the address on the About page.
I do have a couple of reviews on the horizon. One is relatively brand new company, the other is the latest batch from Mermade. I did want to bring this up though, the secret is out with Mermade and batches go really fast now to the point where I have to check on stock before I post. This of course is good news, that Mermade is thriving, but unless you’re quick you could easily miss some of the goodies. Their Forest Balsam, for example, was a major treat, one of the best incenses of 2015, but it went in and out of stock like a shot. I got to try one stick of Mermade’s marvelous Absinthe and it was gone before I could stock it. I wanted to review Xochi after purchasing it, but it had already disappeared when I went to look at the ingredients again, making me think I might have grabbed the last one. You get the picture I’m sure, so this is a heads up on the latest batch of Wild Wood which I hope won’t be gone by the time I get there. And based on early samples, the 2016 Kyphi vintage may be the best yet.
Anyway thanks to all of our readers and new subscribers. It is actually quite amazing to think that even though reviews are a bit sparser of late, the new traffic seems to be quite steady and your e-mails and notes have been heartwarming and encouraging. All the best to you all in the new year.