Proinsias wrote:I want some nice incense.
I think some people here might know where to get it.
Not to fussy about specifics, shipping to UK is a must.
I *highly* highly recommend Fred Soll's incense, (https://www.fredsoll.com/basket/incensesticks.htm
) which is actually high-quality resin on a stick. What this means is that the scents are strong/more pure, and that when you light them you need to be a little mindful of sparking, as you would if you were burning straight copal, frankincense or myrrh or another resin on charcoal.
You can get it directly from Fred Soll's, and I imagine that they must ship overseas, but I don't see anything discussing international shipping rates. Their stuff is *definitely* worth an email, or google search for another source. I know the shop where I get mine is happy to ship all kinds of places, and though they only have three on their website, they have a whole wall full of varieties, and if you see something on the Fred Soll's site that piques your interest, MV can sell & ship it to you. (Ask for Miss Lori - Lori@mystickalvoyage.com
) http://www.mystickalvoyage.com/store/in ... ?cPath=4_6
As far as which ones are good, well, the fifteen or so I've tried have all been spectacular, and the scent thing really is a personal preference and mood thing. One's I'd be sad without having on hand at all times include:
Nag Champa with Amber and Vanilla (this is luscious, earthy, sweet/spicy -- *heaven!*), the Dragon's Blood, the Copal, and the rose one I can't recall off hand. D'oh! It has a few dried rose petals in the package, and it's going to drive me crazy now. Hang on -- I'll go check. Okay, it's Joyous Rose. It's very sweet, and I'll have to say I'm not always in the mood for it, but when I am it's absolutely divine!
There's also a kind of wood that you burn chips of that smells incredible -- it's Palo Santo or Holy Wood, and you can put a chip of it on a charcoal disk, or light the stick itself and wave it around and let it go out naturally (which it will)
Here's a random source I haven't used (I get mine at local shops when they have it, which is sporatic) but that has a cute name: http://www.bouncingbearbotanicals.com/p ... -p-46.html
There's also natural sweetgrass, which if you like earthy/natural scents may be the most delicious olfactory experience you'll ever have.
I can vouch for Wandering Bull, and they do indeed have international shipping. http://store.wanderingbull.com/swbr.html
Anyhoo -- there's also the option of essential oils in a burner, but since all of these subjects could be the source of pages-long ramblings, I'll shush now, and wish you happy smelling!
Though if you do decide dip into essential oils, WildRoots.com is *wonderful*, and their oils are far superior to any others I've tried. I use their Cinnamon Leaf oil blended with orange as a perfume (*DO NOT try that at home* -- it burns the bejeebus out of most people!!) and a 16oz bottle of it has lasted me *five* years and most other kinds would have gone rancid ages ago -- theirs has not, and everything I've tried has been top notch.