I'm a little fussy when it comes to incense. While I've always loved the idea of it, most of it is very unappealing to me.. just really smoky, blech. It's frustrating that some smell nice in the package, but when you burn them, they all smell pretty much the same, smoky. But few months ago I found the best incense, in an essential oil shop. They have some very nice, unique, fresh-smelling scents. I was really skeptical, but the shop girl convinced me to try it. She explained that this kind has no wood in the stick, so it doesn't have that woodsmoke smell. She was so right... I love this stuff! You just get a clean, pretty aroma. The brand is Nippon Kodo, & the line I'm familiar with is their NK line, which is small sticks (4 or 5 inches), in beautiful scents. Here's a link to their site: http://nipponkodo.com. Enjoy!