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Butterfly Interpretations - Incense sticks

Butterfly Interpretations | 蝴蝶香

Butterfly Interpretations is one of our favorite scents of the collection. As its name might suggest, the scent is sweet and enchanting, but substantiated with depth and warmth. There is the fluttering of the butterfly wings, and the complexity of the wilderness underneath the flying wings.

The blend is based on a Chinese recipe recorded hundreds of years ago in the archetypal incense text History of Incense《香乘》. A base of sandalwood is transformed by an amalgam of Chinese roots, resins and herbs. The result is something quite unexpected, and quite extraordinary.

Please find the Butterfly Interpretations incense cones in a separate listing here.


Butterfly Interpretations 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.

Full length: 21cm | 8.25 inches

(60-70min burn time/stick, total 20+ hours for 20 sticks, 50+ hours for 50 sticks)

Half length: 10.5cm | 4.125 inches

(30-35min burn time/stick, total 10+ hours for 20 sticks, 25+ hours for 50 sticks)

Ingredients:Sandalwood, Frankincense, Chinese Spikenard, Figwort Root, Rhubarb, Acronychia, Black atractylodes rhizome, Clove, Charcoal, Nanmu

All stick incense are enclosed in a glass tube and a Wutong box. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Please note that as every piece is handmade, the size, shape and color will have irregularities depending on the batch. These are a part of the handmade process and not considered defects.

Over time, we may continue to tweak the blend as we are continually searching for better ingredients, and improvements to our processes.

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The Kin Premium Incense Collection

A Collection of Handmade, All Natural Incense

The Kin Premium Incense collection is a collection of premium incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios. Part of the collection is from our own studio, the remainder is hand-selected from experienced Chinese artisans that we know and trust.

Like all of our products, the Premium Incense collection is rooted in thousands of years of traditional Chinese incense culture. Part of the collection closely follows traditional recipes from the archetypal Chinese incense book History of Incense《香乘》, written almost 500 years ago in the Yuan dynasty; these we call the Re-interpreted blends. Part of the collection are our own creations, using ingredients and blends with modern, non-Chinese influences – these we call the Imagined blends. There is also a focus on precious single scents like aloeswood (otherwise known as agarwood, oud or jinkoh) – these we call the Classic single scents.  

The Perfect Accompaniment for Daily Rituals

The Kin Premium Incense collection contains no artificial ingredients or enhancements. They are made from all natural, hand-selected ingredients, chosen because they were the absolute best we could find at reasonable prices.

The binding powder used is Indonesian nanmu powder, a wood-based binder popular in Chinese incense, and where the Japanese makko or tabu no ki powder derives from.

All of the Kin Premium Incense are carefully enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia, due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Indulge in a stick of natural incense, gift yourself a moment of calm.

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