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Dark Moon Horse Incense

Dark Moon Horse Incense

The Dark Moon Horse's rider, only rides at midnight, on the one night of the moon cycle when the sky is black. Dark Moon Horse, his coat as dark as labdanum, smelling of sweet oats, the forest brush, and meadow musk. Cutting through the night like a blade, horse and rider move as one, faster than the wind. Bareback, without a saddle, they dart over the meadow, until hoofs are upon the forest floor. Between the trees, jumping over fallen logs, and thorny thickets, the Dark Moon Horse not missing a single step, to the cool waters of the black stone creek. Pausing just for a moment to have a sip of the sweet spring water, and take a deep long breath of the nocturnal air. The Dark Moon Horse bows before his rider for her to take her seat again. Once on his back, she closes her eyes, places her hands upon his wither, and they race against the sun, making it back just before dawn breaks.

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Notes of sweet oats, hay, and a honeyed musk tinge a deep, dark resinous amber. Lots and lots of sticky black Labdanum in several forms; handcrafted absolute, resinoid, and the raw resin from cistus ladnifer and cistus creticus, emerges from the amber incense like a Dark Moon Horse.

This loose granular incense is best heated gently, rather than burned. I enjoy the experience of an electric incense heater, it really allows for all of the notes to be experienced, and you can smell the story unfolding. You can use any method in which the incense is heated, like using a mica plate or incense sand as a buffer on coal. The goal is to eliminate the smoke, and to use gentle heat, preventing scorching, and allowing resins to melt and pool, creating an incense experienced in layers.

1 ounce of highly fragrant, natural granular incense, in a reusable glass jar.

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