The Premium Mix Box | 手工香样品装
A mix box containing 6 of our favorites from the premium handmade incense collection. A no-brainer way to sample our all natural, artisanal incense sticks. See details of each of the scents included below -
A sandalwood blend incense that is better than sandalwood itself. The distinct woodiness of the sandalwood scent is rounded with a sweet gentleness which perfectly complements it and harmonizes with it.
Main ingredients:Sandalwood, Aloeswood, E-pearSandalwood, Aloeswood, Benzoin, Frankincense, Nanmu
Vietnam’s Nha Trang region is highly regarded for its superior quality aloeswood, with the Nha Trang aloeswood being the most famous of the Hui’an aloeswood family. Also known as agarwood, jinkoh in Japanese, and oud in Arabic, aloeswood is a classic scent worldwide.
Main ingredients:Nha Trang aloeswood, Nanmu powder
As its name suggests, this incense is made from the four grand masters of traditional Chinese incense – aloeswood (agarwood, jinko, or oud), sandalwood, camphor and musk (substituted with musk grass).
Main ingredients:Sandalwood, Aloeswood, Camphor, Musk Grass, Nanmu
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.
Main ingredients:Sandalwood, Aloeswood, Tonka Bean, Chinese Nardostachys Root and Rhizome, Citronella, Sticky Germander, Unguis Odoratus, Camphor, Musk Grass, Nanmu
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.
Main ingredients:Sandalwood, Frankincense, Chinese Spikenard, Figwort Root, Rhubarb, Acronychia, Black atractylodes rhizome, Clove, Charcoal, Nanmu
The sandalwood and aloeswood base is accented by the jupi (also known as chenpi in Chinese), aged tangerine peel. As it ages, the crisp, acidic flavor of the tangerine peel matures into a warm citrus scent, refreshing yet nourishing at the same time.
Main ingredients:Sandalwood, Aloeswood, Aged Tangerine Peel, Benzoin, Camphor, Nanmu
The making of all natural incense sticks for the Kin Premium Collection
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 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.