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An update on Morning Star Japanese Incense by Nippon Kodo

An update on Morning Star Japanese Incense by Nippon Kodo

The Morning Star range by Nippon Kodo continues to be extremely popular with our customers - offering a wide range of powerful fragrances in great value packages. The past year has seen some new additions and some discontinuations across the range, so here is an update:
  • Frankincense, Myrrh and Sage (in packs of 50 sticks) were new in 2016 and have proved an instant success. Watch here for news about 200 packs in the future.
  • Cinnamon fragrance has been discontinued, and stocks are no longer available
  • 5 more fragrances have been discontinued - Lotus, Yuzu, Mimosa, Fig and Iris. The good news is that we do have stocks, but levels do vary - so check soon if these are amongst your favourites
  • All others are in production and we keep stocks of them all:
Amber 50, Amber 200, Cedarwood 50, Cedarwood 200, Gardenia 50, Gardenia 200, Green Tea 50, Green Tea 200, Jasmine 50, Jasmine 200, Lavender 50, Lavender 200, Patchouli 50, Patchouli 200, Pine 50, Pine 200, Rose 50, Rose 200, Sandalwood 50, Sandalwood 200, Vanilla 50 and Vanilla 200.

Our Top sellers are: Sandalwood, Cedarwood and Frankincense. Many of our customers are into blending Morning Star fragrances too (burning more than one stick of a different fragrance at one time) - creating more complex scents. For instance, Musk is a great base note for Florals such as Rose and Jasmine. For creating a great atmosphere at Christmas, try blending (in any combination) Frankincense, Vanilla, Pine and Amber.

We sell all Morning Star 50 boxes at £3.50 each - with free shipping. All Morning Star 200 boxes are £12.50 - with free shipping.

Morning Star Japanese Incense by Nippon Kodo - great value, great fragrances and a great introduction into the world of Japanese Incense.

Morning Star Japanese Incense - If it's available, we'll have stocks at Vectis Karma.

Created On  13 Sep 2017 16:29  -  Permalink

Juniper Ridge - Campfire Incense

Juniper Ridge - Campfire Incense

Burning these sticks, takes you to the mountains, forests and deserts of the American West - in the most authentic way possible, without actually going there yourself.

All Juniper Ridge products are 100% Wildcrafted and produced using old perfume making techniques including distillation, tincturing and infusion. A hundred years ago, all perfumes were made this way. Today they are only ones who handle every step of the process themselves, from beginning to end. These formulas vary from year to year and harvest to harvest, based on rainfall, temperature, exact harvesting location and season. 

Vectis Karma stocks all 6 varieties of Juniper Ridge Campfire Incense: CedarDeath ValleyDesert PinonDouglas FirSweetgrass and White Sage.

Karen @ Vectis Karma says: "The Great American outdoors in your own living room, from a company with a love, understanding and deep appreciation of nature. The ingredients used are 100% natural and wild harvested in a completely sustainable fashion. Burning these sticks, takes you to the mountains, forests and deserts of the American West. fascinating and refreshing alternative to what we know from Japanese, Indian and Tibetan Incense. Being opened minded enough to try these will offer surprising aromatic rewards."

All items in stock, priced at £14.99 each and ship free of charge within the UK.

The packaging used is strong tube - offering good protection and a good vehicle to show off some great artwork, unique to each fragrance.

Created On  18 May 2017 12:40  -  Permalink

Sacred Elephant - Luxury Indian Incense Sticks

Sacred Elephant - Luxury Indian Incense Sticks
In the past we have not focussed much on Indian Incense due to poor experiences - however, all this changed when we discovered this excellent and high quality range from Sacred Elephant! This is Indian Incense like no other - clean burning, complex blends and stand-up fragrances without being harsh or overpowering. The branding is strong & authentic and the fragrances are a delight. With lots to choose from and many bundle offers, these sticks are a welcome and valuable addition to Vectis Karma's Incense stocks.

There are 11 Luxury Incense Sticks packs to choose from - each containing 10 sticks: AgarwoodCedarCinnamon SpiceGuara LeelaHimalayan MuskMyrrhPremaRoseSandalwoodSayali Jasmine and Vraja Leela. You can browse the full list HEREWe sell these packs for £3.99, with Free shipping.

In addition, there are 4 Inspired SelectionsMeditationRomanceUplifting and Yoga and 3 Ayurveda BundlesVataPitta and Kapha - each made up of packs from the Luxury Incense range, at a reduced bundle price. See these category links for further details and pricing: Inspired Selections and Ayurveda bundlesWe'll also stock Sacred Elephant's Spécialiste range

We're delighted to be associated with and stock Sacred Elephant's Luxury Incense Sticks. These are of very high quality AND the aromatic blends in these sticks will amaze you. We have only experienced such complex blending in Japanese Incense Sticks before. You're guaranteed that the ingredients used are produced in a fair-trade manner, free from any exploitation, are 100% free from any chemicals or carcinogens, not tested on animals and are completely Vegan!

All items in stock and ship free of charge within the UK.

Created On  8 May 2017 12:40  -  Permalink

New in stock - Ume's Quality Incense Stick collection

New in stock - Ume's Quality Incense Stick collection
We are proud to announce we are now stocking a new line of Quality Incense Sticks from UK company Ume. Ume Incense Sticks have no bamboo core so we categorise them as a Japanese Style Incense. The spicy fragrances from this range will take you on aromatic journeys across counties/regions such as China, Tibet, Nepal and the Middle East.

Features of all Ume Quality Incense sticks are that they are traditional, high grade incense sticks made using 100% aromatic plant ingredients - herbs, spices, barks, seeds & saps - bound with water with no fillers. These incense sticks are free from: a bamboo core, charcoal or essential oils. In addition there are no synthetic perfumes or other such ingredients.

The quality of production, packaging and presentation is very high - and the fragrances have both strength and delicacy - these are complex blends. Much knowledge and understanding - both ancient and contemporary - has been invested in producing this range of incense.

We stock all 7 varieties in Ume's Incense range: MogaoAjantaPaomashanLabrangTa'erPoint Lobos and Monreale. Plus Ume's own handmade Incense Dish, which comes with a gold coloured metal, 3-holed, Incense Stick Holder.  The Holder is also available as a separate item, for use with your own tile, plate or dish. You can view the whole Ume range Here.

Starting at £11.00 per box (for Mogao and Ajanta) we also feel the whole range offers great value for money given the overall high quality of fragrances, packaging etc.

We have free samples available for all varieties - email/message us and we'll send you samples with some 'listening notes'.

Created On  9 Apr 2017 20:58  -  Permalink

Oedo-Koh - new fine Japanese Incense range from Nippon Kodo

Oedo-Koh - new fine Japanese Incense range from Nippon Kodo
Oedo-Koh is a new range of fine Japanese Incense from Nippon Kodo - made in the rich tradition of incense craft, fused the art of the perfumer. This has resulted in a special range of 6 fragrances evoking the aromas of Japan's Edo period (1603 to 1868).

Each is beautifully packaged - 60 sticks in a Paulowina wood box, coloured & embossed card sleeve, detailed explanatory leaflet in English and includes a special Tin Incense holder, designed to evoke the stone pavements of 17th and 19th century Japan. These are special items and make great gifts.

The six fragrances are:
We stock all 6 varieties - selling each for £25.99, with free shipping within the UK.

* Send us a message/email if you'd like a free sample

Created On  26 Mar 2017 13:09  -  Permalink

Low Smoke and Smokeless Japanese Incense stocked by Vectis Karma

Low Smoke and Smokeless Japanese Incense stocked by Vectis Karma
With over 250 Incense products in stock (mostly of the Japanese, solid stick, no bamboo core type), the choice for our customers is extensive in terms of fragrances, stick quantity, length and price.

In addition, we offer an increasing range of low-smoke and smokeless Incense. Here we mention and provide links to 26 such items:

Nippon Kodo's Ka-Fuh range - low-smoke, distinctly floral fragrances. Including Lotus, White Plum, Hinoki, Daphne, Aqua and Lavender. All these are boxes of 430 sticks for £27.99. All 6 of these are also available in a smaller 20 stick box format within the Koh-Do range.

In addition from Nippon Kodo, take a look at:
Meikoh Shibayama (a floral/woody/herby fragrance), Seiun Chrysanthemum (warm and oriental), Kazedayori Spring (deep & sensual Rose) and Kazedayori Winter (delicate floral with musky hints). All 4 of these come in a Koh-Do 20 stick box version. 

Each Nippon Kodo large box item has, in its description, a link to the appropriate Koh-Do, 20 Stick box - enabling you to try a new fragrance at £3.50, before committing to a higher priced, but larger stick count box.

We stock 6 items of Smokeless Japanese Incense by Les Encens du Monde:
4 in short stick rolls: Lilac, Osmanthus, Tender Season and Treasure of Sweetness. Plus 2 from the Karin range - Ruby and Pearl.

Note: All our prices include free shipping within the UK using Royal Mail 2nd class. You can upgrade to other shipping options, including 1st Class, Special Delivery and International.

Created On  21 Mar 2017 11:19  -  Permalink