The word Incense comes from the latin word Incendere: meaning to burn.
Incense is a aromatic biotic material that releases fragrant smoke when burned.
Incense is used for esthetic reasons and in therapy, meditation and ceremony.
It's also used by many as simple deodorant or insectifuge, incense can generally be separated into two main type's: Indirect-Burning and Direct-Burning.
Indirect-Burning incense (or "none burning incense") is not capable of burning on its own and requires a separate heat source.
Direct-Burning incense (or "combustible incense") is lit directly by a flame and then fanned or blown out, leaving a glowing ember that smoulders and releases a smokey fragrance.
Direct-Burning incense is either a paste formed around a bambo stick or a paste that is shaped into a cone.