Top 7 Incense Sticks for Beginners

For those new to incense, we realise the choice of scents to choose from can be slightly overwhelming! That's why we've put together this top 7 list of best-selling incense for beginners. If you can't make your mind up, these are a great place to start:

1. Autumn Leaves | Daily Incense by Shoyeido

A very clever recipe that evokes the mood and colour of autumn. Woody, with sweet notes of cinnamon and benzoin. This is a warm incense and perfect to burn throughout the autumnal months!

Keywords: Spicy, sweet
Best for: Daily incense, autumnal and winter months

2. Cherry Blossoms | Daily Incense by Shoyeido

This is one of the most distinctive scents from the Daily Incense range. A complex, sweet blend that evokes the smell of Japanese springtime. A smooth sandalwood base perfectly compliments the sweet top note of cherry fragrance.

Keywords: Fruity, floral, woody
Best for: Daily incense, those who like sweet incenses

3. Hinoki | Ka-Fuh by Nippon Kodo

This is a delicate, light fragrance reminiscent of a forest of cypress trees. Perfect for those who prefer low smoke.

Keywords: Woody, light, fresh
Best for: Relaxation, those who prefer less smoke

4. Vanilla | Morning Star by Nippon Kodo

Vanilla is a sweet, spicy and sensual scent used around the world for fragrance and cooking. This stick from Morning Star smells like warm baked cookies...

Keywords: Sweet, warm, vanilla
Best for: Those who like sweet scents, great incense for Christmas time

4. Kobunboku Range by Baieido

The Kobunboku range offers a great introduction to traditional spicy/woody Japanese incense blends.

KeywordsWoody, spicy, traditional, subtle
Best for: Meditation, those who like woody scents

5. Perfumed Prince | Karin by Les Encens du Monde

Perfumed Prince is a good place to start if you'd like to experience modern Japanese incense blends. A seductive blend of amber, floral and woody scents make this incense elegant and sensual.

KeywordsModern, floral, sweet
Best for: Relaxation, those who like unique scents

6. Ganesh by The Mother's India

The Mother's India create excellent quality nag champa incense. Ganesh is a masterpiece, rich and sumptuous, feminine and happy. An exceptionally clean, well balanced and warm incense.

Keywords: Nag champa, lavender
Best for: Meditation/yoga, stronger incense

7. Om by The Mother's India

Om is an 'aromatic nirvana' of cassia, vanilla and amber, and has become a firm favourite for fans of The Mother's India Fragrances. Well balanced with opening notes of sweet, soft vanilla, followed by richer notes of Indian temple fragrance Champa.

Keywords: Nag champa, vanilla and cassia
Best for: Meditation/yoga, stronger incense


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