Katlyn Breene of Mermade Magikal Arts allowed me to experience incense again. No, she didn’t give permission, that’s something nobody can, it’s an individual choice, but she gave me an incense warmer a few years ago. What’s an incense warmer? Why couldn’t I use incense before getting one? A few years ago, much to my dismay, I developed a smoke allergy. Cigarettes, incense, barbeque, fireplace smoke: you name it, it irritated my respiratory system. The one thing I missed the most was my beloved natural incense.
Katlyn is a talented perfumer in the Guild, but for many years before that, she was known for her incredibly beautiful, well-made 100% natural incense blends and singular raw materials, such as Hojary frankincense, myrrh, copal and other woods and resins she supplies to customers and other incense crafters.
I blogged about the first incense “warmer” she offered a few years ago. I was so joyous! Once again I was able to enjoy her blends, my blends, and, of course, woods, resins and other delights. The warmer gently warms, not burns, the fragrant material. Only the scented molecules waft into the air.
Katlyn wasn’t 100% satisfied with the design of the original warmers that she imported from India, the one I reviewed. So, with focus and intent, she commissioned the most beautiful “Golden Lotus” warmer, and now includes accessory tools, such as a spoon and tongs. What a delight! The aesthetics of this warmer are lovely, and sure to fit into all decor styles of home, office, or studio. I love that there’s now a lid, so the warmed incense (which can look a bit like black rocks when fully heated, are hidden, with the generous “slots” in the lid allowing the scented molecules to fragrance the air.
Katlyn also had the packaging commissioned, and the magnetic-lock box is a beautiful treasure box, to be enjoyed for its own design after the warmer has been removed for use. I use the satin-lined box to store my treasured incenses and resins from Katlyn! Below are some images of the Golden Lotus Incense warmer, a link to purchase it, and information about the giveaway. Katlyn is giving away a warmer to a randomly-selected USA reader who leaves a comment by Monday evening, April 29, until 11:59 PM.
Of course, the Ask the Perfumer forum is open today, and I’ll be here until 10 PM tonight to answer your perfumery-related questions. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this lovely warmer and let Katlyn and me know what you think of this marvelous invention!
Click here for a direct link to purchase this warmer. This page is for Katlyn’s new products, so don’t forget to check out the rest of her site. She’s a very talented graphic artist, and all the artwork is created with the same beauty as her incense! Don’t forget to come back here and leave a comment so that you’ll be in the drawing to win this lovely innovative product that will give you beautiful fragrance without smoke. I love it!
PS: You’ll see a notice on her site that Katlyn is on a vacation until the 4th of May. The winner’s prize will be shipped shortly after that.
PPS: Update #1. I’m sad to say Crystal never claimed her warmer. She was announced the winner here and emailed privately, but after a week we haven’t heard from her. A new winner will be randomly selected today and announced in ‘comments’ section and emailed privately. The new winner will have until Tuesday, May 7 at 11:50PM to claim the warmer.
PPPS: I ordered tiny ‘muffin’ or candy forms and they arrived the day after the blog. They are perfect for Katlyn’s Incense Warmers!!! They fit perfectly, and what I like is that after the incense or resin is done, and cooled, you can pop the spent material out of the form and reuse it. I got these from China, and they’re a great deal, convenient, and recyclable. http://www.ebay.com/itm/200pcs-MINI-Disposable-flower-style-Aluminum-foil-cupcake-Muffin-cups-/180748230392