Have you ever burned incense? I always thought it was a little witch-crafty myself, up until recently. For no reason at all, I started browsing through the different scents and reading the descriptions on the incense sticks at a store the other day. When I read the one called India, I had to bring it home and try it out.
“Walking through the market, sipping a fresh cup of spicy chai,
the fragrance of orchids, jasmine, and roses fills the air. Indian
floral notes combined with spicy hints of cardamom and clove
are grounded by patchouli.”
It’s like a full package vacation (rental car included) to India. All you have to do is brew the tea, light the stick, and close your eyes. I’m a little upset I didn’t get into this incense burning thing earlier. So I went back to the store and bought another scent. Coconut.
“Totally tropical. Pool side cabanas and sun tan lotion.”
Seriously, ten trips to the tropics for $2.25. I know it’s all in my head, but it actually feels as though my room gets warmer when I burn this. A placebo effect that makes me feel closer to the equator, can’t complain. Needless to say, with no real vacation plans in my near future, I’m hooked on incense right now. Spring is just around the corner, but if you’re feeling those end-of-winter blues, give incense a try. It’s a great way to unwind after a busy day.
(Photo via Acqua E Sapone)