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These are some of the best incenses available from India - we have selected our very favorite scents from a vast selection of incense, and tried to describe them to the best of our ability. We hope you enjoy each and every one of these wonderful scents. =)

I make no apologies, almost!, that most of these incenses are champas/Durbars (like Nag Champa is). Champas are very popular and a lot of manufacturers for the US market in India are doing some beautiful things with champas! If they're not your thing, don't worry!, we still carry Samadhi and as we find more interesting non-Champa selections, we will add them here!


Balaj Ruda / Arruda Rue incense

In some cultures Rue has been believed to be a repellent for evil, so this incense is also known as 'Drive Out Badness' incense

This is a masala incense (the stick is a blonde color, unlike charcoal incenses that have a black stick) that smells like sweet herb/sweet pea and spring herbs on the unburnt stick. When burnt, you get a sweet pea, dry herb with some green leaves in the background of the masala scent. Very sweet, but with some herby green notes, and different.

Balaj Ruda / Rue incense comes in a 15g box.
Balaji Arruda Drive out badness incense 15g - $2.20

Balaj Golden Spirit incense

This incense is also known as 'Success' incense. The box notes 'A spirit embraced with success, triumph and achievement. Affluent, wealth and extravagance.'

This is a masala incense (the stick is a blonde color, unlike charcoal incenses that have a black stick) that has a big 'golden' incense smell on the unburnt stick and a beautiful sweet woody 'golden' smell while burning. If you haven't had an incense that has a 'golden' note to it, this would be an excellent one to try to get a feel for how wonderful they can be!

Balaj Golden Spirit incense comes in a 15g box.
Balaji Golden Spirit for success incense 15g - $2.20

Balaj Mystic Moon incense

This incense is also known as 'Drive Out Badness' incense. The box notes 'Witness a miracle that rinse through the soul. Believe in spiritual apprehension'.

This is a masala incense (the stick is a blonde color, unlike charcoal incenses that have a black stick) sweet mild wood, general masala blend with a big sweet powdery note on the unburnt stick. When burnt, you smell a true mild sweet powdery wood. If you are a fan of powdery perfume scents and sweet powdery masala and champa incense, you will love Mystic Moon!

Balaj Mystic Moon incense comes in a 15g box.
Balaji Mystic Moon for affluence incense 15g - $2.20

Balaj Palo Santo incense

This incense is also known as 'Holy Wood' incense. The box notes 'Palo Santo is a mystical tree and it literally means 'Holy Wood'... it enhances creativity and brings good fortune.'

This is a masala incense (the stick is a blonde color, unlike charcoal incenses that have a black stick) that has sweet wood on the unburnt stick and clean, sweet, lovely sweet mild durbar wood scent when burning.

Balaj Palo Santo incense comes in a 15g box.
Balaji Palo Santo holy wood incense 15g - $2.20

Balaj Tree of Life incense

This incense is also known as 'Consistant Growth' incense. The box notes 'Tree of Life represents strong roots, consistent growth and fruition. An acknowledgment of our commitment to nurture, love and preserve the beauty of nature, wearing this charm evokes the eternal connection between mankind and Mother Earth.'

This is a masala incense (the stick is a blonde color, unlike charcoal incenses that have a black stick) that has a honey type woody smell on the stick. When burnt this gracefully turns into a mild wood incense with light 'red' incense notes.

Balaj Tree of Life incense comes in a 15g box.
Balaji Tree of Life consistant growth incense 15g - $2.20

Balaj White Sage incense

This is also known as 'promotes calmness' incense. The box notes 'A clean, dry, strong herbal fragrance of the high desert. The leaves may be burned to clear a space of negative influences and promote calmness'.

This is a masala incense (the stick is a blonde color, unlike charcoal incenses that have a black stick) that smells dry and herby on the stick. When burnt it smells like a dry sandalwood with sage notes. Dry and herby, and sandalwood sweet all at the same time, it smells like the desert looks.

Balaj White Sage incense comes in a 15g box.
Balaji White Sage promote calmness incense 15g - $2.20

A beautiful charcoal-based sweet sandalwood incense. 20 sticks per tube.
Padmini Brindavan Hex Tube 20 sticks - $1.50

I love dragon's blood - but, in truth? Though we sell and use the resin, I'm also slightly lazy when it comes to wanting to smell what I want without the preamble of setting up charcoal to burn resin on. These dragon's blood incense cones are pretty close to burning the resin, with a slightly sweet smell to it. Complex and beautiful! These come with a small ersatz metal burner to put the cone on, but be sure to put a tile under it to keep your combustable surface from combusting.
Dragons blood incense cones - 10 per box - $1.20

The best sandalwood dhoop that we've found! 50g of dhoop per box
Vinasons Chandan Cones - $3.50

Mysore Sugandhi 777 Chandan Agarbatti

Previously Chandan 666, the name was changed to 777, but it's still the same wonderful woody sandalwood incense that you previously knew as 666.

This is a charcoal (black stick) type incense that smells like sweet sandalwood and flowers on the stick, and has a sweet floral/sandalwood with green in the background while burning.

Contains 25 sticks.
Chandan Sandalwood 666 renamed to 777 - $1.40

A rich wonderful floral champa - big thick sticks mean it takes longer to burn and releases a lot of fragrance that continues to linger a day or so after it's burnt. Incredibly wonderful.
Sai Flora 25g - $2.40

A very clean sweet incense floral/rose with a wonderful hint of spice, Samadhi has long been a favorite of ours. Sweet, mellow and euphoric
Samadhi Incense - $1.50

Aastha is a new star scent from Shrinivas Sugandhalaya, the makers of Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa and Super Hit and Satya natural. It's a beautiful sweet champa - very much in the vein of their Nag Champa, but without some of the notes in the Blue Nag Champa that may be too harsh. $0.90 per 8 stick box.
Aastha - 10g Box - $1.00

Aastha is a new star scent from Shrinivas Sugandhalaya, the makers of Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa and Super Hit and Satya natural. It's a beautiful sweet champa - very much in the vein of their Nag Champa, but without some of the notes in the Blue Nag Champa that may be too harsh. $0.90 per 8 stick box.
Aastha - 35g Box - $3.90

Wonderful sweet champa. To my nose, Super Hit finishes a little sweeter and the Satya Natural finishes a little more herbal.
Satya Natural incense - 8 stick box - $1.00

Krishna Dhoop Bathi is a rich, sweet and herbal champa scent. 25g
Krishna Dhoop Bathi 25g - $2.00

A champa that smells very, mmm, green! It's very refreshing and.. green (those fans of Indian incense will know what I mean - you can't describe 'green', it's just what it is!) and the fragrance will linger for awhile after it's been burned.
Nag Champa Flora 15g - $1.50

This will become your favorite Nag Champa - this duplicates the original Nag Champa from years ago we all knew and loved! Your purchase of this incense benefits those who live in Tamil Nadu and provides women who are disabled, widowed or abandoned with job training and employment, helps build centers to provide health care, and provides education for children in the area.
Shanthi Nag Champa - 40g long stick - $3.70


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