Year of 2017

Incense factory in Xinhui District, Jiangmen City, China

Incense has been used in Chinese religious and cultural practices for centuries. In many ceremonies, participants burn bundles of incense at once. All that burning incense means that incense factories such as this one in the Xinhui District of Jiangmen City are common. Imagine how perfumed the air must be if you were standing this close. Have you installed the scent extension for your web browser?

Incense is aromatic biotic material which releases fragrant smoke when burned. The term refers to the material itself, rather than to the aroma that it produces. Incense is used for aesthetic reasons, and in therapy, meditation, and ceremony. It may also be used as a simple deodorant or insectifuge.