Palace Rituals | 宫中香
A Re-interpreted Blend
Incense was an integral part of Chinese palace life up until the 19th century. Men used incense to aid them in reading, composing poetry, and conducting official business; women used incense as they played music, sang, painted, and conducted “unofficial” business behind-the-scenes. Both carried incense balls on their waists, and had an incense holder permanently lit in their quarters.
This blend is derived from one of the various palace incense recipes recorded in History of Incense《香乘》. It has a base of sandalwood and aloeswood, a rich overlay of native Chinese roots and flowers, rounded off with musk grass and unguis odoratus – the powder of a marine shell dating back to Babylonian incense recipes.
The result is a distinctive warm, earthy scent with a cool, sweet tinge, luring you slowly yet surely into its embrace.
Palace Rituals is part of the Kin Premium Collection, a collection of incense almost all exclusively blended and hand-made in our studio. All incense in the Premium incense collection are enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink.