The Birth of Aphrodite Incense
The Birth of Aphrodite Incense
A "Beach Sand" incense blend created at The Island Octopus Incensarium.
You will receive approximately 15 grams (0.52 ounces) of all natural resin-based incense housed in an aluminum tin with an illustrated label. The Island Octopus' "Beach Sand" blends are a loose form of incense designed for easy use with electric and charcoal censers.
*** Blend description ***
The Birth of Aphrodite is inspired by the Aphrodite/Venus mythos, incorporating numerous plants considered sacred to the goddess of love. In some ways, this incense blend is a reimagining of my Venus Embrace incense blend released through Ethereal Aromas in 2019. However, this new creation contains a richer complexity of ingredients and is more balanced than the previous rose/benzoin combination.
The recipe is primarily based in sweet Sumatran & Thai benzoin, clear Indian dammar, mysterious Guatemalan copal, and other evocative resins blended with our sultry Sea-Kissed Erythraea myrrh created using fresh seawater, personally collected Atrina shells, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Warm and seductive notes of agarwood, sandalwood and driftwood from Vietnam, India, Timor, Hawaii and Sanibel meld into the resin base, accented by a variety of herbal ingredients such as wax myrtle, damiana, seaweed, cypriol and others. The sweet and fruity notes of labdanum, geranium, pomegranate, rhododendron, and xanthorrhoea bind the recipe together. Finally, an infusion of rich Bulgarian rose, a hint of champaca, and a touch of vintage ambergris add their ethereal characteristics, bringing the blend to completion.
The Birth of Aphrodite is best experienced on an electric incense heater such as the legendary Golden Lotus heater. Also for use using the traditional charcoal method. Please ask if you have any questions!
Aromatic design and artwork are original creations by Matthew Gindling exclusively for The Island Octopus!
NOTE: This incense blend is intended to be used as an aromatic incense only! We create incense as a form of functional and interactive art, and make no guarantees or claims to any desired effects, whether they be expressed or inferred.
*** WARNINGS ***
Always maintain good ventilation when producing smoke of any kind in doors. Always be cautious when using hot charcoal and keep out of the reach of children & pets!! Incense is not edible. This incense blend is intended to be used as an aromatic incense only. None of our products are intended as food and should not be ingested in any way. Learn more about how to use resin incense.
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