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« Topic Start: June 28, 2007, 04:53:59 pm »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

I just tried the cone incense for the first time  2 weeks ago and I luv them ^_^ My favourite is Strawberry because its fun and sweet.
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« Reply #1: June 28, 2007, 05:00:34 pm »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?


My favourute incence is a loose one called Kyphi.  It is an Egyptian one and is very exotic.

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« Reply #2: June 28, 2007, 05:03:40 pm »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

I just tried the cone incense for the first time  2 weeks ago and I luv them ^_^ My favourite is Strawberry because its fun and sweet.

I don't really have a favorite scent, though I like sandalwood or jasmine. As far as the type, I use the sticks but my favorite is the loose natural herbs that you put over the charcoal pieces.
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« Reply #3: June 28, 2007, 05:11:52 pm »

Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

It depends on what my purpose in burning the incense.  If I'm using it for spell work, I tend to gravitate toward powdered incense (usually either hand made or hand-blended for the specific purpose).  If I want to do a smudge or cleansing or want to just have the fragrance, I'll use sticks.  Cones are my least favorite, but I still manage to collect them somehow.

What is your favourite incense ?

Again, it depends on my intent.   As just an everyday, mundane use scent, probably sandalwood is my favorite.  For spiritual/astral work, I love lavender.  Dragon's blood is the other of my top three... smells yummy and is good for so many things.   Smiley
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« Reply #4: June 28, 2007, 05:23:36 pm »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

Neither; I mix my own loose incense.  The blend I generally use is frankincense, bay and cinnamon.

Before I was doing that, I liked to use stick incense, but not the usual stuff you find around here...  I discovered some Japanese stick incense that I really liked.  The three scents I usually used were jasmine, lavendar, and white plum.  The switch was one of those "personal preference" things; I just felt like trying loose, and once I tried it I decided I liked it.

I've also used cones and they're OK, but it seems like they burn faster and heavier.  Which is sometimes OK and sometimes annoys me.  Smiley  (It could be I've just gotten the wrong brands or something.)
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« Reply #5: June 28, 2007, 05:55:09 pm »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

I just tried the cone incense for the first time  2 weeks ago and I luv them ^_^ My favourite is Strawberry because its fun and sweet.

I use stick and loose, ok, and whatever else I can get my hand son that appeals - for appeals read 'odd and unusual' Wink
Although my favourite ever I've never found again, some cheap stick thing called Night Magic or Black Magic... I found uses for it's heady-ness.
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« Reply #6: June 28, 2007, 06:19:51 pm »

I've also used cones and they're OK, but it seems like they burn faster and heavier.  Which is sometimes OK and sometimes annoys me.  Smiley  (It could be I've just gotten the wrong brands or something.)

I don't think it's a brand problem. I've had the same results with any variety of cone incense that I've tried.  Tends to be too smoky and heavy for my liking.
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« Reply #7: June 28, 2007, 08:40:37 pm »


My favourute incence is a loose one called Kyphi.  It is an Egyptian one and is very exotic.

Cheers, midori


I've always wanted to try this incense but I keep forgetting where I saw a good recipe for it and I'm certain it wasn't Wikipedia . Is this an incense you'd recommend making yourself or is it best purchased?

On Topic: I like stick incense mainly out of habit. Though I'm trying to remember if cone incense was less messy. My favorite is Nag Champa and Sandlewood. I like "deep" earthy smells with that hint of sweet.
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« Reply #8: June 28, 2007, 10:57:33 pm »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

I just tried the cone incense for the first time  2 weeks ago and I luv them ^_^ My favourite is Strawberry because its fun and sweet.

I love all forms and scents myself. I tend to use alot of Sandalwood or blended incenses, like this beautiful smelling stick incense I got that has rosewater in it as well as lavender and sandalwood and something i can't recall.

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« Reply #9: June 29, 2007, 01:30:09 am »

What is your favourite incense ? Do you like the cones or sticks better ?

My favorite commercially-made incense is Satya Sai Baba's Nag Champa (in the ubiquitous blue box).  Otherwise I like copal and frankincense burned on charcoal.  For outdoors (especially in winter) I sometimes burn fresh fir sap on charcoal.

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« Reply #10: June 29, 2007, 02:16:55 pm »

I've always wanted to try this incense but I keep forgetting where I saw a good recipe for it and I'm certain it wasn't Wikipedia . Is this an incense you'd recommend making yourself or is it best purchased?

Kapet (Kyphi) is very complicated.  (And we're not 100% sure what all of the ingredients are, too!)  The instructions from the temple at Edfu go something like:

- grind these six ingredients in a mortar; 2/5 of the volume will be liquid to be discarded
- reduce these four ingredients to powder
- moisten all this with wine in a copper vessel (half the wine will be absorbed; discard the remainder)
- leave that mixture overnight
- moisten the raisins with different wine
- mix all the above together and let sit for five days
- boil to reduce volume by a fifth
- add to the honey and frankincense the mass above macerated in wine
- leave overnight
- grind myrrh and add it to the above

Um, yeah.  Complicated.

The source I used to get my kyphi from seems to have gone out of business.  Alchemy Works has three variants, two made from surviving Greek recipes, one from one of the Edfu formulae.  (There are something like six kyphi recipes that survived from the ancient world -- all with honey, raisins, wine, and herbs/spices/resins, but differing on proportions and which herbs/spices/resins go in.)
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« Reply #11: June 29, 2007, 06:58:45 pm »

I love powder incence.  It's my all time favorite, though I still love Stick and cone.  I love the traditional ones, ceder, sandalwood, myrrh, ect, but, I still stry different kinds when I see a kind I'm interested in.
It all really depends on my mood and the ritual/meditiation I'm doing.
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« Reply #12: June 30, 2007, 06:50:56 am »

The source I used to get my kyphi from seems to have gone out of business. 


I get mine from Starchild in Glastonbury. I believe it has a website, but I get mine from their shop.

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« Reply #13: July 01, 2007, 12:25:31 pm »

Kapet (Kyphi) is very complicated.  (And we're not 100% sure what all of the ingredients are, too!)  The instructions from the temple at Edfu go something like:

- grind these six ingredients in a mortar; 2/5 of the volume will be liquid to be discarded
- reduce these four ingredients to powder
- moisten all this with wine in a copper vessel (half the wine will be absorbed; discard the remainder)
- leave that mixture overnight
- moisten the raisins with different wine
- mix all the above together and let sit for five days
- boil to reduce volume by a fifth
- add to the honey and frankincense the mass above macerated in wine
- leave overnight
- grind myrrh and add it to the above

Um, yeah.  Complicated.


The source I used to get my kyphi from seems to have gone out of business.  Alchemy Works has three variants, two made from surviving Greek recipes, one from one of the Edfu formulae.  (There are something like six kyphi recipes that survived from the ancient world -- all with honey, raisins, wine, and herbs/spices/resins, but differing on proportions and which herbs/spices/resins go in.)


In the words of my grandmother "You ain't neva lied!" I searched around online in search of a retailer, but the thought of trying to make it on my own wouldn't leave me alone. Did some poking around on my bookshelf and found where I had seen the recipe- in Scott Cunningham's Complete Book of Incense and Brews (pg. 74). There's an extensive and then simplified version of the formula.

One link referenced Dioscorides' Materia Medica though I'm not sure how easy it would be to find an adequate translation. Forget Google, I ran it through "Ask" and still hit roadblocks. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place. Who knows?

Before I jump even MORE all over the place, I think I'll give homemade Kyphi a few tries and if it doesn't work out I'll buy it.

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My favorite commercially-made incense is Satya Sai Baba's Nag Champa (in the ubiquitous blue box).  Otherwise I like copal and frankincense burned on charcoal.  For outdoors (especially in winter) I sometimes burn fresh fir sap on charcoal.

Brina

I too love this incense, but I've had instances where I'll buy a box and it smells NOTHING like the Nag Champa I'm used to. Chalk it up to a bad batch I guess. LOL!



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« Reply #14: July 01, 2007, 04:07:49 pm »

One link referenced Dioscorides' Materia Medica though I'm not sure how easy it would be to find an adequate translation. Forget Google, I ran it through "Ask" and still hit roadblocks. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place. Who knows?

Dioscorides's formula is one of the surviving ones.

There are several recipes in the book Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy, and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt, by Lise Manniche.  That book also goes into the complexities of figuring out what the recipes mean.
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