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I Like to Burn Incense

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    White Sage

    I burn Holy White Grandfather Sage in an abalone shell. If the atmosphere in the house feels negative,I walk from room to room blessing even the corners..... I do my heating and cooking on wood stoves all fall and winter and have found that a pinch of cinnamon on top of a hot...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Recently bought a new incense burner

    and incense. The scents include: hope, love, strawberry, French vanilla, china rain, sex on the beach, foreplay, and ******. Weird ones huh? So excited to burn them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30, 2014

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    A Great Way To Relax

    I love Frankincense and Myrrh.  I burn them as often as i can buy them.  Stuff from back in the days of Jesus.  I could burn it literally all day.  Time one goes out, im lighting another. lol. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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    I Love Smell Good Stuff

    Incense being one of my favorites. I've always liked things that smell good incense, scented candles/burning oils, air freshners, potpourri. I like for my house to smell good and I find it comforting. Every room in my apt smells different, kitchen& dinning room smell fruity...
    mak314 mak314 26-30, F Nov 1, 2007

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    Makes the apartment smell nice.

    .. and might cover up the smell of my feet. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 9, 2014

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    Insurance take the smell of cigarets away.

    .. My mom doesn't know that I smoke....and ma dad is chilled with it!!!!
    gautamgk gautamgk 18-21, M May 19, 2014

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    The Sweet Smell

    I love to burn incense. It always leaves such a sweet sensual smell. Always gives me that sense of home and who I am. I always use particular scents to describe what Im feeling for that day. The different scents can be relaxing, erotic, or basically any kind of feeling you may...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    I Nearly Burnt the House Down!!!!!!!!!

    I used to burn incense loads when I was younger but a bad experience put me off!!! I was living at home and had been burning incense in my bedroom when a friend called round, I wet the tips of my fingers and thought I'd put it out. My friend and I spent hours going round town and...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    Driven By Scent.

    I tend to be very driven by my sense of smell, and it seems to me that incense makes my room smell better more quickly than scented candles. It also seems to linger longer.  I not only love to burn it, but have taken to making incenses with herbs I grew in my garden this...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 Oct 29, 2009

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    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F Jan 26, 2014

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    Aromatherapy....

    I have some jasmine incense burning as I write this...I enjoy the scent it wafts into the air... and it soothes me....making everything serene and tranquil....
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F Aug 20, 2010

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    Everyday

    many times aday i am proud to say my room friggen reaks of incense haha
    nicky9090 nicky9090 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Jun 30, 2014

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    It Smells Good

    and it is pretty good at covering up certain things that you might not want other people to smell. =] you know what I mean.
    volleyballa volleyballa 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    I really like opium,

    but there are others I like more than opium.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10

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    Air

    I use incense on my alters now as well as almost any time I do a ritual or cleansing, but I’ve enjoyed incense since before I knew what such words even meant. When I was in grade school I enjoyed putting on some music (usually the Beatles), lighting candles, and burning...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 Feb 7, 2008

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    It helps me to focus.

    Anyone else?
    spacedoutfish spacedoutfish 16-17, F Aug 13

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    My home smells like marijuana,

    perfume and incense.
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 26-30, M Nov 28, 2014

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    Reminds Me of My Youth When My...

    Reminds me of my youth when my friends and I used to walk up to the Garden of Eden store in uptown Minneapolis and marvel at all of the hippie regalia.  My personal favorite is sandalwood, and I love cedar and pine mixed together.  No patchouli, though.
    Mandragora Mandragora 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2007

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    Patchouli

    Burning sticks all day. House smells great!
    tigerhat tigerhat 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Aaaaaaroma

    I've always loved to burn delicious smelly things. Cones, candles, tarts, etc. It make my mood feel fresh and my room smell fresher. It can brighten up my darkest days and make a bright day brighter. I have many favorites, dragons blood, fresh cut roses, baby powder. Some I use...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Love Incense......

    I love burning incense, there so many wonderful scents to them, I find it very relaxing, and love the flow of the smell through out the house, it just adds that something special to it when you get a nice aroma flowing through the room or house, very relaxing and soothing!
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Apr 19, 2010

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    Have tried a few different ones,

    I find lavender very relaxing, would love to find others that can affect my mood in any positive way ...please feel free to let me know of any you have tried or are aware of
    alittlebitnaughty alittlebitnaughty 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    ... Particularly When I Feel Blahhh

    I discovered Sandal Wood during a trip to Egypt and it was love at first smell... before that Nag Champa had been my rope out of depressive holes
    NoBullshit NoBullshit 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2008

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    Coffee N Jasmine

    A quiet morning of coffee brewing and jasmine clouding the room...
    tigerhat tigerhat 36-40, M Aug 17, 2013

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    Incense Is Good!

    I love to burn incense. I sold it in my old shop. Now I sell it at the local markets. I burn it when I can, but my boyfriend doesn't like it. I finally found one that I could burn without him putting it out, and they stopped making it, so I bought every one I could. It's called...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    Scented Space

    My new fave is Patchouli Forest from Satya, the Nag Champa people... It`s really nice, and somehow when it`s just sitting in the room with me, unburning, it smells like this perfume my mom used to wear. Airs makes some good stuff, but my all time fave are these little breakable...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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    Incense Is Relaxing

    I love to burn insense. It is so relaxing to smell its aroma as it fills the room. I have many favorites...Nag Champa, Sandlewood, Patchoulli, and Dragon's Blood to name a few. I love to find shops where they sell 100s of different scents...I found some called Angels' Breath once...
    susiq20013 susiq20013 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    I love to. I always have loved incense.

    My parents burned them a lot. I love aroma; it's therapy. The burning of the sticks are so charismatic :)
    Am3917 Am3917 22-25, F 1 Response May 18, 2014

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    I Like To

    i like to burn incense and candles . to make it smell good . it also relaxes your mind and body.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 18, 2009

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    Burn

    Patchouli, sandalwood, midnight, sunrise... My favorite burns....
    tigerhat tigerhat 36-40, M Oct 26, 2012

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    Favorite Incense Scents?

    Today, I went to Earthbound and decided to try out some new incense. Bought some Love, French Vanilla, and Foreplay. I decided to burn the foreplay a little while ago (heh, can't stop giggling) but it smells like cigarette smoke. My parents didn't take to kindly to that, and I...
    ASimilarEnemy ASimilarEnemy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Smoking Pot Indoors Is Bad

    I used to burn incense a lot. When I was younger, when I would burn it, my brother would run to my dad and tell him I was smoking pot in my room. My dad would storm in, throw open my door, and bellow "You better not be smoking pot in your room, young lady!" To which...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    MMM! Incense

    I like to burn most kinds of incense, particularly nag champa and sandalwood for general purposes. I also like to use white sage in spiritual practices.
    aldricravensfog aldricravensfog 22-25, M Aug 21, 2007

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    Nag Champa

    Smoke fills the room. Soothing
    tigerhat tigerhat 36-40, M Nov 7, 2012

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F May 19, 2014

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    Scents and Memorys

    I've always been able to mix my most powerful memories up with scents.  If i close my eyes and think really hard about some of them i can almost smell the incense hanging in the air. Incense has always been relaxing for me- my favorite is  patchouli- not the cheep...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2007

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    I love the smell it fills me with happiness I

    like to turn the lights on low and sit there listening to music while I clear my head and full it with love it makes me happy
    HippieForever HippieForever 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    And I wish there were more import-quality

    incense readily available around here, but right now I have to stick to the bargain brands. Right now I have a mixture of the two types. When I visited my sister in Colorado I went into this Hindu store owned by a cute older Indian couple and bought as much as I could fit in my...
    Tixol Tixol 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    A Recent Addiction That I Have Had Lately

    i prefer the fatter sticks to the skinny ones just because they can burn longer, i like sitting and watching the way the smoke curls into the air. So far i really don't have a favorite scent, the ones i am burning now are i think ocean scented or something like that.I have...
    vivaciousspirit vivaciousspirit 22-25, F Oct 18, 2012

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    Mmm...

    I burn incense everyday. Mainly Patchouli & Lavender. It helps me to relax, and basically I just love my home to smell nice.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2, 2009

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    For Spiritual Cleansing and Meditation

    As long as it's pure stuff - pine in the mornings, sandalwood or any flower in the evenings like blue lotus, jasmine, or rose are nice. I brought back some gorgeous Frankincense from my last trip to Istanbul. Incense is also brilliant for when my dog has gas ;-)
    Sifaradia Sifaradia 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    Sunrise

    Drinking morning coffee with the smell of "sunrise" filling the air. Usually burn it in the morning due to its name. Provides me with comfort to ease into the day...
    tigerhat tigerhat 36-40, M Dec 31, 2012

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    I'm not supposed to burn incense in my house,

    but I don't really care and plan on doing it anyways. My aunt tells me I'm going to get kicked out. The therapist tells me to take the batteries out of the smoke detector. XD I like that answer better. :3
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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    Most Amazing Incense Ever!!

    Once, while searching for some more I came across possibly the most brilliant incense ever. It was amazing. Chocolate - scented!!!! I couldn't believe it and bought it to test to see whether it was. Yes!! It was brilliant!! It's amazing!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 28, 2007

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