XTC Incense

On Friday, I let my hair down (so to speak) and had a grand old time in my room grooving out to classic vocal trance, a bottle or two of wine, and a fuckton of incense.  I ended up burning enough to make my room pretty dense with smoke, enough to set off a smoke detector, that’s for sure, but that was because I ended up adding more things to burn in the brazier.  The end result was fantastic; in fact, I was pretty blissed out and hypersensitive to any number of things.

Because it was so awesome, and because I want to remember what I put in it and share the recipe for you, I give you XTC (Expetibilis Thymiana Cythereae) incense.  The recipe for the incense was kinda complicated, and it ended up becoming something like a Venusian kyphi.  I ended up blending the scents by burning them separately, some with sticks and some with loose powders, but here’s a good approximation of what a complete recipe would be:

  • two parts rose
  • one part musk
  • one part gardenia
  • one part patchouli
  • one part jasmine
  • one part lavender
  • one part orris root
  • one part sandalwood, splintered or powdered
  • one part dragon’s blood resin, finely crushed
  • one part benzoin
  • one half part calamus
  • one half part cinnamon bark, splintered or powdered
  • a few drops kava kava extract

You could probably mix it all up and make pellets by soaking some figs or dark raisins in some rosé wine or champagne with a bit of honey, then blending it all with the above and burning on a charcoal.