For the new recruit or the seasoned veteran, the BLACKBIRD Incense Discovery Set allows you to follow along with our stories and choose your own adventure.
TWO CONES OF EACH SCENT: Ai, Gorgo, Izba, Lone, Mars, Muru, Ploom, Targa, and Tilde
"We the mortals touch the metals,
the wind, the ocean shores, the stones,
knowing they will go on, inert or burning,
and I was discovering, naming all the these things:
it was my destiny to love and say goodbye."
AI SCENT NOTES: geranium, rose stem, moss, mint
Pronounced "eye" - meaning love in Japanese and Chinese. There's a modern elegance about this ultra-green scent. Geranium's dark, lush flora casts its rosy scent over perfectly symmetrical marble pathways. The soil is rich and never goes without water—the summer sun, shaded by architecture and foliage.
GORGO SCENT NOTES: wood bouquet, beeswax
Gorgo is inspired by the story of Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, and wife to King Leonidas. She was most famous for discovering a secret message on a wood tablet covered in beeswax warning the Spartans of Xerxes' pending invasion. With its brilliant layers of contrasting woods and beeswax, Gorgo will endow any space with an air of preparedness for whatever comes next.
IZBA SCENT NOTES: cedarwood, lavender
Izba reminds us of traditional Russian farmhouses with warm wood walls and smoky fireplaces, and the wild herbs and flowers growing outside. The Russian and Arabic word Izba refers to a countryside dwelling that forms the living quarters of a conventional farmstead.
LONE SCENT NOTES: New Orleans moss, African bluegrass, fig, cedarwood
A mature collection of moss specimens from the damp swampy forests of New Orleans, trapped in a box, individually tagged, identified and accounted for. Bright and alive, damp and ancient.
MARS SCENT NOTES: frankincense, dragon's blood resin, dust
A terrestrial incense consisting of imaginary resins and spices from the red planet. Our rovers traverse the rocky terrain searching for signs of alien life within the silica regolith. Mars smells of warm red spicy things with a bright and dusty incense at its core. Believe it or not, our team of Martians hand-form every cone in the image of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system.
MURU SCENT NOTES: vetiver, yuzu, cypress, soil
Muru is a sophisticated and rich, green, woody-earthy smell. Burning Muru imparts a foreign, exotic feel to any atmosphere. The name Muru means grass in Estonian.
PLOOM SCENT NOTES: gardenia, tobacco, bay, guaiacwood, sandalwood, tonka bean
Utopian plastic flowers layered over idyllic futurist tobacco smoke. The perfect family in their perfect home where everyone smells beautiful and all secrets are brushed under the rug. Softly dark tobacco blends with bright gardenia and spicy bay for a sensual and provocative accord.
TARGA SCENT NOTES: guaiacwood, teak, oud, copaiba balsam, frankincense, cedarwood, black pepper, nutmeg, choya loban, nagarmotha, sandalwood, smoke, myrrh and vetiver
Cold incense and woods burning in the distance of a frozen modern terrain. Targa harnesses earth's primal smoke and restructures it to feel fresh and contemporary in our ever-evolving world.
TILDE SCENT NOTES: agarwood/oud, black pepper, sage, patchouli, geranium, cedarwood
Tilde ~ is the little squiggle punctuation mark at the far left on your keyboard. The punctuation mark on your day that provokes primal earth and ancient woods to play with the fresh green growth of wild flowers, shrubs and cedar saplings.
- 9 pouches, 2 cones each
- Burn time: 20 min approx.
- Scent lasts 2-4 hours (medium size room)
- Reusable packaging
- Handmade by Blackbird Ballard in Seattle, Washington