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

    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

    I feel calm and relaxed

    as I smell the white sage that I'm burning envelope me with happiness. I feel as I'm in a different time and place away from all the drama and the hate. In my cool, dark, quiet place. My home away from home, my mind. Meditating with this peace I feel is something I hardly ever...
    Hoodpierced Hoodpierced
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 6

    Insurance take the smell of cigarets away.

    .. My mom doesn't know that I smoke....and ma dad is chilled with it!!!!
    gautamgk gautamgk
    22-25, M
    May 19, 2014

    I really like opium,

    but there are others I like more than opium.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 10, 2015

    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

    ... 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

    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

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2014


    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

    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


    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
    41-45, M
    Dec 31, 2012

    My home smells like marijuana,

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

    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...
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Sep 16, 2007

    I love the smokey smell it has

    rather than burning candles. Super relaxing and that combined with a rainy day and slightly open window makes it feel all nature-y in my room
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015


    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

    It helps me to focus.

    Anyone else?
    spacedoutfish spacedoutfish
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2015
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    Aug 31, 2015

    Makes the apartment smell nice.

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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    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

    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 :)
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2014
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    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

    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.
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    1 Response Mar 30, 2014
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2014

    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

    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

    Nag Champa

    Smoke fills the room. Soothing
    tigerhat tigerhat
    41-45, M
    Nov 7, 2012

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Oct 18, 2012

    Coffee N Jasmine

    A quiet morning of coffee brewing and jasmine clouding the room...
    tigerhat tigerhat
    41-45, M
    Aug 17, 2013
    Batsandstars Batsandstars
    22-25, F
    Jan 26, 2014


    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


    Patchouli, sandalwood, midnight, sunrise... My favorite burns....
    tigerhat tigerhat
    41-45, M
    Oct 26, 2012


    Burning sticks all day. House smells great!
    tigerhat tigerhat
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2012

    Mood Music

     I like to burn incense when writing and listening to music. The combination of scent and sound can take you to another time and place. Certain scents go with certain music. It seems to help my creativity and in creating an ambiance.  
    UncleDevilShow UncleDevilShow
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

    Black Cherry burning.

    Vessel by 21 Pilots in the record player. Life is good
    WhyAmIOnHere WhyAmIOnHere
    18-21, M
    Jan 11
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2014

    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!
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    Apr 19, 2010
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