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The Select Collection - Incense Sticks
The Select Collection - Incense Sticks
The Select Collection - Incense Sticks
The Select Collection - Incense Sticks
The Select Collection - Incense Sticks
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The Select Collection - Incense Sticks

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The Select Incense Collection | 单品香系列

The Select Collection of incense are made from a single ingredient. The original wood is manually sorted for impurities, ground into powder, combined with a natural wood powder binder, and then rolled into sticks. The incense have a singular, undistracted fragrance.

All of our incense are made from all natural ingredients with no artificial enhancement.

Length: 21cm | 8.25 inches

Quantity: 

35 sticks for single scent selections

12 sticks x 3 for mixed pack selection

Each stick burns for approximately 40 minutes

Hui’an Aloeswood | 惠安沉香

Aloeswood (沉香) is also referred to as agarwood, jinko (Japanese) or oud (Arabic). In Chinese, the name literally translates into “sinking wood”, in reference to the fact that the it is formed when the Aquilaria tree is infected and produces a dark resin which causes the wood to become extremely dense, and sink in water.

Aloeswood is possibly the most revered classic in Chinese incense culture. Its smell is complex and sophisticated, and the Hui’an family in particular is on the sweet and lighter side. It is regarded as a calming yet nourishing ingredient, also widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Main ingredients: Hui’an Aloeswood, Indonesian Nanmu powder

Laoshan Sandalwood | 老山檀香

Laoshan sandalwood (老山檀) literally translates into “old mountain sandalwood”. It is thought to derive from traders referring to wood from older mountains in India, as distinct from newer countries and plantations.

The sandalwood fragrance is has been prized world-over, and is a staple in Chinese incense culture, widely used by Chinese Buddhists. It has a warm and smooth smell often described as creamy or milky. Laoshan sandalwood in particular has a richer, yet gentle and long lasting smell. Sandalwood is known to not only calm and relax, but also have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Main ingredients: Laoshan Sandalwood, Indonesian Nanmu powder

Aged Cedar | 崖柏香

Historically the most valued cedar in Chinese incense culture is the Ya Bai (崖柏), or Sichuan Thuja. Ya Bai means “cliff cedar” because the variety usually grows in the cracks of cliff rocks in high elevations. The tree excretes large amounts of resin to support its growth in the harsh environment, and is most desirable as an incense ingredient after it dies naturally and ages for a period in the natural environment. Ya Bai is unfortunately an endangered species today, so this aged Chinese Cedar incense is made from a related family of non-protected cedars, and has been chosen for a smell that is similar to the Ya Bai.

The aged Chinese cedar incense has a warm, soothing yet clean smell. It can be used to refresh and detoxify the senses, and is also a pleasant companion for easing into a night of sleep.

Main ingredients: Aged Chinese Cedar, Indonesian Nanmu powder

Welcome to Kin
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Inspired by the richness of traditional Chinese culture

Kin draws its inspirations from thousands of years of Chinese history.

Fragrances, or incense, known as 香 (xiang) in Chinese, was treasured in ancient China and first used in the royal palace. The first Chinesebook of fragrances was written as far back as the 5th century.

Re-interpreted with a unique, modern aesthetic

Kin objects showcase minimal designs with clean lines.

Bill Yen, the award-winning architect and designer behind Kin, brings over 15 years of experience. Kin objects are developed from scratch in our Shanghai studio, and are painstakingly designed, re-designed, prototyped and re-prototyped .

A beautiful balance:
Acceptance, Calmness
and Belonging

The result are objects that capture the balance of traditional Chinese culture with a modern lifestyle in its most beautiful form.

Kin creates objects for our homes that embrace seemingly contradictory influences in our lives; objects that ground us, accept us, bring us a sense of calm, and give us a sense of belonging.

"BRUTALLY BEAUTIFUL INCENSE HOLDERS"

"...Kin Object’s series of incense holders seem to capture the raw
architectural beauty of the modernist movement in miniature..."

BEST ART DROP

"...The concrete holders were made using concrete...
result in a sleek, slate grey finish.
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