The Four Masters | 四合香
A Re-interpreted Blend
As its name suggests, this incense is made from the four grand masters of traditional Chinese incense – aloeswood (also named agarwood, jinko, oud), sandalwood, camphor and musk (substituted with musk grass).
From the Tang dynasty (beginning c. 7th century) onward, these four ingredients have been the pillars of Chinese incense, and the blend of these four is a true classic, with various versions documented in the History of Incense《香乘》.
This is a true no brainer – from the moment we first lit the prototype in the studio, we agreed unanimously that it was a blend for the final collection. The warm complexity of the aloeswood, the refreshing milkiness of the sandalwood, the gentle coolness of the camphor, rounded off with the smoothness of the musk – it all co-exists in perfect harmony.
Due to the cost of the raw ingredients, The Four Masters is only available stick form.
The Four Masters is part of the Kin Premium Collection, a collection of incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios including our own. All incense in the Premium incense collection are enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink.