Incense Man Newsletter, Friday 14 December 2018
What's back in stock, some last-minute gift suggestions, a new special offer, our Top Five bestsellers... and your free bonus giveaway!
|Well, here we are just halfway through December, and I have to say I'm already getting a little bit bored with the whole commercial side of
Christmas! Is it just me, or did the full-on, spend spend spend, plaster your house with flashing lights, and play nothing but Christmas songs on the radio start particularly early this year? (Don't
get me wrong, I'm as big a fan of the Yuletide season as the next man... and I suppose that given the current state of the world we could all do with a bit of escapism.)
Having said that, I'm probably as guilty as anybody... I've actually finished my Christmas shopping already, so (for once) I won't be dashing
around town like a maniac on Christmas Eve this year! However, I certainly haven't got out my Phil Spector Christmas Album or Now That's What I Call Christmas CDs just
yet - that won't happen until we close
our office for the holidays...
(And on that subject, our office will be closed from lunchtime on Friday 21 December until Wednesday
2 January - although of course our website will stay open to take orders, we just won't be here to pack and post them over the Christmas and New Year period - and our next newsletter
won't be published until Friday 11 January...)
OK, that's enough of that, now let's take our regular look at which well-known names we've lost in the fortnight since our last newsletter. So, we've had
to say farewell to former US President George H W Bush (94), British actor Peter
Armitage (78), co-founder of the British punk-rock band Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley (63), and
American musician (in Captain Beefheart's
Magic Band) The Mascara Snake, aka Victor Hayden
(70). RIP guys...
Now, I think we need something to make us giggle after all that bad news... so how about a very clever bit of political satire (even though I wouldn't usually dream of doing
politics here) courtesy of Andy Serkis? This is his leaked footage from inside Number 10 Downing Street...
which I hope you'll find amusing, regardless of your particular
political persuasion, or lack thereof!
Right, let's get back to business. Here are the brief edited highlights of some of the more noteworthy dates from around the world during the
next two weeks or so... with (as always) my apologies for any errors or omissions...
Today, Friday 14 December is marked in Japan as Forty-seven
Ronin Remembrance Day...
Then this weekend, Saturday 15 December is
celebrated on Alderney in the Channel Islands as Homecoming
Day, the anniversary of the start of the return of the
evacuated islanders after World War II...
the beginning of the nine-day-long celebrations of Las
Posadas in Latin America, and Simbang
Gabi in the Philippines. It's also a public holiday in
Kazakhstan for Republic
Day, while in Bangladesh it's the national holiday of Victory
17 December is
Day of Bhutan, and is also a holiday in South Africa in
lieu of yesterday's Day
18 December is
Day of Qatar, and Republic
Day in Niger...
19 December is
a holiday in the Indian state of Goa, for Liberation
Day (from Portugal in 1961)...
20 December is
a public holiday in Macau, for Macau
Special Administrative Region Establishment Day...
21 December is
the date of the Winter
solstice, the shortest day of the year, otherwise celebrated
as Yule, Blue
and the Dongzhi
22 December is
the date of this month's full moon, and is the public
holiday of Unity
Day in Zimbabwe...
23 December is
celebrated in the Cornish fishing village of Mousehole as Tom
Bawcock's Eve, as well as being the Night
of the Radishes in the city of Oaxaca in Mexico. It's
also a national holiday in Japan, to mark The
Emperor's Birthday (with a day's holiday in lieu taken
24 December is Christmas
Eve, a holiday in many Christian countries including
Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia,
Lithuania, and Slovakia...
25 December is
Christmas Day, about which I need say no more...
26 December is
Boxing Day (St Stephen's Day), an official holiday in the
UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada...
31 December is New
Year's Eve, which is a public
holiday in Latvia. As such, it's also a
holiday in Thailand, while in Taiwan it's the first of
two days of holidays to celebrate Republic
1 January is New
Year's Day, a holiday in many countries, especially in
Scotland where Hogmanay
celebrations continue for two (or more) days.
OK, that takes us
a little more than halfway up to the date of our next scheduled newsletter in four weeks time... so now here's your update on what's been happening on
the Incense Man website since the last newsletter, a fortnight ago...
we've now had (probably) the last of our deliveries before Christmas, so
BACK IN STOCK
this fortnight we now have Om
Nagchampa incense sticks, at last. We've also had fresh
deliveries of Nitiraj
Original natural masala incense sticks, Padmini
Spiritual Guide incense sticks, Padmini
Brindavan Sandal incense sticks, HEM
White Sage incense sticks, Satya
Sai Baba Nag Champa beauty soap in 75g bars, and Satya
Nag Champa Orange soap. We've also taken delivery of some
incense smoke-boxes, which are a 12 inch (30cm) version rather than
the previous 10 inch (25cm) size, and with a decorative brass inlay of
if you're looking for any suggestions for a last-minute Christmas
stocking filler, you might like to consider one of our gift
sets / variety packs. (But bear in mind that it would
probably be sensible to choose Royal Mail 24 (First Class) delivery to
be sure of receiving any order before Christmas, as the post is
obviously very busy at this time of year, and can be a wee bit slow...)
as always, we have a new
special offer for
you, which will last either until our next newsletter in 4 week's
time, OR until stocks run out (whichever is soonest!) So, if you order a 100g
bottle of Mysore Sandal talc, we'll send you an additional 50g
So you get 150g for the price of 100g... equivalent to 33% off. WOW!
IN STOCK - Om Nagchampa incense sticks - premium-quality,
old-school nag champa...
IN STOCK - OM NAGCHAMPA PREMIUM-QUALITY INCENSE STICKS...
top-quality cruelty-free product, made with sustainable
natural materials, including the finest natural
resins, gums, wood powders and aromatic oils...
formulated to smell like Nagchampa used to before some
manufacturers started cutting corners to make more profit!
CAN ORDER YOURS HERE...
SUGGESTION - Nippon Kodo Morning Star Japanese incense gift
box - containing patchouli, pine, and sandalwood fragrances...
MINUTE GIFT SUGGESTION - NIPPON KODO MORNING STAR JAPANESE
INCENSE GIFT BOX...
Nippon Kodo are
Japan's leading incense manufacturer, and are devoted to the
honoured tradition of fine incense.
These gift boxes
contain three traditional fragrances - Pine, Patchouli, and
Sandalwood - 50 sticks of each!
VALUE, AND A GREAT GIFT...
SUGGESTION - The Mother's India Fragrances gift box - contains
all twelve fragrances in their range...
MINUTE GIFT SUGGESTION - THE MOTHER'S INDIA FRAGRANCES GIFT
fair-trade incense, made from pure, natural ingredients...
The gift box contains
4 mini incense sticks of each of the twelve fragrances in The
Mother's India range.
GIFT THAT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...
OFFER - 150g of Mysore Sandal talc for the price of 100g - but
only while stocks last...
OFFER - 150g OF MYSORE SANDAL TALC FOR THE PRICE OF 100g...
premium-quality talcum powder, from the makers of the
And while stocks
last, when you order a normal 100g bottle, you'll also receive
an additional 50g bottle absolutely free!
DELAY - STRICTLY ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS...
Of course, as always, the Incense Man newsletter wouldn't be complete without a free giveaway, and this one lasts for FOUR weeks, until the next edition of the newsletter. You'll find all the details a little further down the page. But remember, this free bonus offer is ONLY available to you as a
registered email recipient of the newsletter... SO
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE NOW and take advantage of the free offer
But before we get to that, why not take a look at the Top Five best-selling varieties on the Incense Man website, in the two weeks since the last edition of the newsletter?
1) Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks - always our Number One bestseller... the hippies' favourite from the 1960s...
2) Goloka Nagchampa incense sticks - they seem to have taken up permanent residence in the Number Two spot... an excellent variety as an aid to
3) Nandita Wood Spice masala incense sticks - a very welcome chart re-entry for this particularly fragrant incense variety...
4) Bharath Darshan incense sticks - blasting their way back into the Top Five since coming back in to stock just over two weeks ago...
5) HEM Champa masala incense sticks - down two places in the last fortnight
- but still a remarkably good incense!
NOW, YOUR FREE BONUS GIVEAWAY OFFER...
OUR FREE BONUS OFFER - Place an order worth GBP £15 (fifteen pounds) or more EXCLUDING
postage & packing during the next
FOUR weeks - before Friday 11 January
- and we'll send you (subject to availability) a FREE BONUS
box of HEM (Precious) Patchouli incense sticks (usual price 99p), to enjoy with
our compliments... a very traditional Indian incense fragrance!
(Don't forget - this free bonus incense offer is only available to registered email recipients of this newsletter - SO CLICK
HERE TO SUBSCRIBE NOW and take advantage of the FREE offer immediately...)
that's it for now, but please feel free to browse around the rest of the Incense Man website to check out the full range available, including all the ongoing special offers...
wish you a Blessed Yule, Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!
Adrian, Incense Man
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