Incense Man Newsletter, Friday
5 April 2019
What's back (and fresh) in stock, a new special offer, our Top Five bestsellers... and your free bonus giveaway!
first things first... as you may remember from previous editions of
this newsletter, Chris and I are planning to retire later this year,
and we have now finalised the arrangements to put Incense
Man on the market... I know, it's taken a while! So, as promised, you can find the details
of the proposed sale of the business here. (If you're
interested, please contact our agents Everett Masson & Furby on 01404
On to the second
item of business... our next newsletter will be in THREE weeks'
time (instead of the usual two weeks) because of Easter.
That means it'll be published on Friday
26 April... and you
never know, we might even have some news on the sale by then.
Third item of
business - (a bit of good news) - even though Royal Mail increased their business postage
prices by an average of over 3% at the end of March, we have decided NOT
to increase our
prices for postage and packing, for the time being... so we'll
continue to absorb the additional costs for as long as we can.
On a more personal
note, Chris and I are hoping to get over to
Hertfordshire next weekend to visit our new tenth grandchild, Lana (not
actually that new any more, as she's now over two months old), so
if all goes well expect loads of photos to be forthcoming in the not-too-distant
OK, it must now be
time for our regular look at which celebrities have shuffled off this
mortal coil in the two weeks since our last newsletter. Very sadly,
we've had to bid farewell to: American musician Scott Walker (76),
British singer "Ranking
Roger" Charlery (56), legendary British radio
presenter (and one-time colleague of mine) Bob
Stewart (77), Canadian-born actor Shane
Rimmer (89), and American-born BBC radio presenter Bill
Heine (74). Requiescant In Pace,
one and all...
(In a similar
vein to the above, I'm afraid that our office will be closed on
Wednesday 10 April
while we attend a family funeral. We apologise in advance for any
inconvenience caused by slight delays to posting of orders...)
Right, to cheer us
up after all that bad news, let's have a quick blast of the sadly
Walker, with one of his solo hits (from around the time he left
Brothers ) - here's Jackie,
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 three weeks... with (as always) my apologies for any errors or omissions...
Today, Friday 5 April
sees the start of the three-day-long Hanshi Festival (Cold Food Festival) in China, Hong Kong,
Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam. It also coincides with the South Korean Arbor Day festival of Sikmogil.
Elsewhere, it's Children's Day in the Palestinian territories...
this weekend, Saturday
6 April is Chakri
Memorial Day in Thailand, but a day's holiday in lieu will be
taken on Monday...
Sunday 7 April
Memorial Day, a national holiday in Rwanda, as well as
and Beauty Day in Armenia and Women's
Day in Mozambique...
8 April is a
public holiday in Thailand, in lieu of Saturday's Chakri
Memorial Day, while in Japan this date is celebrated as Buddha's
Birthday (Hana Matsuri)...
9 April is
observed in the Philippines as Bataan
Day, while in Kosovo it's the public holiday of Constitution
Day. Meanwhile in Georgia it's National
Unity Day, and in Iraqi Kurdistan it's Liberation
11 April is a
public holiday in Costa Rica for Juan
12 April is the
International Day of Human Space Flight, commemorating Russian
Gagarin's pioneering space-flight in Vostok
1 in 1961...
13 April is the
date of Songkran,
the first of 4 - 5 days of holidays in Thailand for the Thai New
14 April is
celebrated in most countries in South and South-east Asia as the
Year, the best-known celebration being Vaisakhi,
the Sikh New Year. Elsewhere, it's the Christian feast of Palm
15 April is the
traditional Spring holiday of Sechseläuten
in Zurich, while in North Korea it's the public holiday of The
Day of the Sun...
17 April is the
public holiday of Women's
Day in Gabon...
18 April is the
Christian holy day of Maundy
Thursday, which is a holiday in Argentina, Denmark, Norway,
and most of Spain. Elsewhere, it's a holiday in Zimbabwe for
Day (from the United Kingdom in 1980)...
19 April is the
Christian holiday of Good
Friday, a public holiday in many countries including the UK.
Meanwhile, it's a holiday in Venezuela for the Day
of the Beginning of the Independence Movement, and in
Swaziland (Eswatini) for King
Mswati III's Birthday...
20 April is
Easter Saturday (Holy
Saturday) which is a holiday in some countries, including
Hong Kong. It's also the first day of the Jewish holiday of Pesach
(Passover), and as such is a holiday in Israel...
21 April is
the Christian festival and holiday of Easter Day, celebrating the resurrection
of Jesus from the dead. It's also the Rastafari
holy day of Grounation
Day, and the North Korean holiday of Kang
22 April is Easter
Monday, a holiday in some countries including the UK (except
Scotland) and Ireland, and known as Family
Day in South Africa. It's also the date of Earth
Day (not to be confused with the recent Earth Hour), an international event to demonstrate support for environmental
23 April is St
George's Day, the feast day of the patron saint of England,
Georgia, and various other countries and regions. It's also
the holiday of National
Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey...
24 April is a
national holiday in Armenia for Armenian
Genocide Remembrance Day, as well as being the National
Day of Concorde in Niger...
25 April is a
holiday in Australia and New Zealand for ANZAC
Day, while in Egypt it's a public holiday for Sinai
Liberation Day, in Italy for Liberation
Day in Portugal, and Liberation
Day in South Georgia. Meanwhile it's the public
holiday of Military
Foundation Day in North Korea...
26 April is Orthodox
Good Friday, which is a holiday in Greece, Cyprus and
Bulgaria. It's also a holiday in Israel, for the last day of
although elsewhere it continues for an extra day.
OK, that takes us up to the date of our next scheduled newsletter in
three 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...
have calmed down a lot over the last couple of weeks... but nevertheless
we now have Santoor
sandal & turmeric soap BACK
IN STOCK, and
also very limited stocks of Chandrika
Original ayurvedic soap...
also have FRESH
STOCK IN of Satya
Super Sandal masala incense sticks, and (as I briefly mentioned last
Organic Opium incense sticks...
as always, we have a NEW
SPECIAL OFFER for
you, which (subject to stock availability) will last for the three
weeks until our next scheduled newsletter. So until then you can save
20% on Satya For
You masala incense sticks - a superb saving of 33p a box, or £3 on
a carton of 12 boxes!
STOCK - Santoor sandal & turmeric soap - a very
popular Indian soap...
IN STOCK - SANTOOR SANDAL & TURMERIC SOAP...
Bangalore (Bengaluru) using vegetable oils, glycerine,
sandalwood oil, and turmeric oil...
formulated to give soft, healthy skin. Comes in 100g bars.
STOCK IN - Satya Super Sandal masala incense sticks - rich
STOCK IN - SATYA SUPER SANDAL MASALA INCENSE STICKS...
using powdered yellow sandalwood and sandalwood essential oil,
to give a wonderfully rich and smooth fragrance...
They come in
20g boxes - averaging eighteen long-burning sticks.
MORE DETAILS HERE...
STOCK IN - Nandita Organic Opium masala incense sticks -
hand-crafted and non-toxic, like the rest of the Nandita
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in India using 100% organic, non-toxic, ozone-friendly
all animal products, and supplied in eco-friendly packaging.
ORGANIC OPIUM (AND THE REST OF THE RANGE) HERE...
OFFER - save 20% on Satya For You masala incense sticks -
until the date of our next scheduled newsletter in 3 weeks
time, or while stocks last...
OFFER - SAVE 20% ON SATYA FOR YOU MASALA INCENSE STICKS...
quality incense sticks, made in India by the traditional
sandalwood and musky rose fragrance - clean and sweet.
YOURS AT THIS SPECIAL PRICE UNTIL FRIDAY 26 APRIL... OR
WHILE STOCKS LAST!
Of course, as always, the Incense Man newsletter wouldn't be complete
without a free giveaway, and this one lasts for THREE 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
before we get to that, why not take a look at the Top Five best-selling
varieties on the Incense Man website, in the fortnight since the last
edition of the newsletter?
Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks - always our Number One
bestseller... the hippies' favourite from the 1960s...
Nagchampa incense sticks - they've taken up permanent residence in
the Number Two spot... an excellent nag champa variety as an aid to
White Sage incense sticks - a re-entry for these ever popular
budget-priced sticks, often used as a convenient tool for smudging...
Golden Nag Chandan (sandalwood) incense sticks - yet another
well-deserved re-entry, for these excellent quality champa and
sandalwood blend sticks...
Shringar incense sticks - down two places in this fortnight's Top Five
- but still hanging on in there!
YOUR FREE BONUS GIVEAWAY OFFER...
FREE BONUS OFFER - Place an order worth
GBP £15 (fifteen pounds) or more EXCLUDING
postage & packing during
the next three weeks - before Friday
April - and we'll send you (subject to availability) a FREE
BONUS box of HEM
Horus Eye incense sticks (usual price £1.19),
to enjoy with our compliments... a
rich and woody fragrance with overtones of henna and patchouli - well worth a try!
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
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...
Adrian, Incense Man
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