An interesting idea for a new line came upon the creators of the famed blue box Nag Champa. That would be the line of combinations of Nag Champa and another incense. Nag Champa Spicy Patchouli Combo includes 8 grams of that very Nag Champa along with 8 grams of an truly outstanding patchouli incense. It has the classic Satya backbone of a semi-sweet amber along with the carefully measured addition of deep, earthy, rich dark patchouli. Nag Champa Spicy Patchouli Combo offers the chance to experience two excellent incenses in one pack.
We’re so impressed with the Hari Darshan Copal incenses that we needed to get them all. Hari Darshan Copal + Myrrh Incense, like the rest of the line has a semi-sweet, almost champa-like core fragrance with a resinous kick of bright, piney copal resin. This selection also has the addition of peppery, slightly astringent myrrh that is absolutely wonderful.
Satya Dragon’s Eye is one of the lesser known Satya incenses, and that’s unfortunate. We discovered it accidentally and we’re so glad that we did. It’s such an unusual and wonderful incense and we hope we can keep getting it in the future. Satya Dragon’s Eye has that classic Satya base of semi-sweet ambers and something that resembles vanilla and honey. From that base, things get really interesting. It’s gingery, with lime, frankincense, and something like white pepper to give it a slight assertive quality. It’s green and quite refreshing to the mind. Satya Dragon’s Eye is so good early morning as a perk or even late at night as a way to cool the mind that might be overworked, overheated, and cluttered with thoughts of the day.
We have acquired several champa incenses over the years. The classic “blue box” nag champa has changed so much over the years that we barely recognize it. Some have remained unchanged, like Nitiraj Natural Masala Incense. It’s everything one expects in an old school champa. It’s sweet, spicy, mildly floral, and has a lightly resinous kick to clean things up. Just what is a champa? Champas are defined by the presence of a key ingredient called halmaddi. It’s a sticky sap from a specific tree that carries a distinctive fragrance that is lightly sweet, spicy, and mildly floral. Nitiraj Natural Masala Incense so faithful to the style that it transports us back to rooms bathed in black light. Please, if you’re a champa fan, give this one a whirl.
Morning Star Rose Incense is a beautiful marriage of the classic, dry, light, cooling Japanese type sandalwood and the ever so slight element of rose petals. If you’re looking for a very light, barely-there type of rose, you have found it. Sometimes floral incenses, particularly rose can be overbearing. With Morning Star Rose Incense, that is certainly not the case. This is undoubtedly the lightest rose incense we have found. Each pack comes with a little tile to set the sticks into, but we still recommend putting it on a fireproof surface.
The Morning Star Line is all about theme and variation. The theme is that of a crisp, clean, light sandalwood base. In this case, Morning Star Patchouli Incense, it has the additional element of soft, earthy, slightly peppery patchouli. It’s not an over-the-top patchouli. It’s used as a subtle spice to the sandalwood base. It’s so very calming and grounding. We found it ideal for heavy study of difficult material. Since it is so unobtrusive, it won’t distract the mind away from concentration. In fact, it seems to cool the mind that might be overheated. We also found Morning Star Patchouli Incense useful when overtired and found sleep difficult to initiate. It’s gentle enough that it can be used in small environments and will not trigger those who are sensitive to heavy perfumes, which is rare for a patchouli. Each pack comes with a little tile to put the stick in, but we still recommend putting it on a fireproof surface.
The Morning Star line is all about theme and variation. They all have a dry, crisp, clean, cooling base of sandalwood. All are very light and subtle. Morning Star Musk Incense is different in that it has the addition of subtle, soft, exotic, sexy musk. The musk component is so very subtle that even those who tend to avoid musks will enjoy it. It’s light enough to be enjoyed even in small environments and will not trigger those who tend to be sensitive to heavy perfumes. That’s unusual for a musk, but quite typical for the Morning Star line. Morning Star Musk Incense is perfect for a quiet night for two.
Morning Star Green Tea is arguably the most exciting item in the Morning Star line. All of the Morning Star incenses have a light, dry, cool sandalwood base, and from there each one varies. Morning Star Green Tea is so cooling, green, grassy, meadowy, and calming. It has the effect of putting at ease a mind that is cluttered, overheated, over-tired, over-worked. It’s so beneficial to one who struggles to sleep due to being at ill ease with a fitful mind or overheated body. It also is so very good as a background for intense study since it’s not too obtrusive and has that cooling effect on the mind. Morning Star Green Tea incense can be enjoyed even in small environments since it is so light and it wont trigger those who are sensitive to heavy perfumes. Each pack comes with a tile to set the stick in, but we still recommend putting it on a fireproof surface.
The Morning Star line is all about theme and variation. All of them have a base of crisp, clean, cooling sandalwood. Morning Star Jasmine Incense differs from the rest as it has a subtle, exotic, fresh floral element of jasmine. It’s a floral that even those who avoid florals will enjoy. The jasmine component is so very subtle and light. It’s so gentle that it can even be enjoyed in small environments and it won’t trigger those who are more sensitive to heavy perfumes. Morning Star Jasmine Incense is ideal for anyone looking for a very subtle, non-over-the-top floral. Each pack comes with a little tile to set the stick in, but we still recommend putting it on a fireproof surface.
The Morning Star line is all about theme and variation They all have the same clean, dry, light, cooling sandalwood core. None of them are highly perfumed; they are all quite subtle. Morning Star Cedarwood differs from the rest as it has the crisp, balsamic element of cedar. It’s refreshing and bright. It’s so light that it can even be enjoyed in small environments and it will not trigger those that are especially sensitive to heavy perfumes. Each pack comes with a little tile to set the sticks in, but we still recommend putting it on a fireproof surface.