Incense Boutique

incense boutique

Vienna Imports is a rather unique incense boutique.

We stock a rather extensive supply of handcrafted incense sticks from various parts of the world. Our incense is carefully sourced from popular incense manufacturers and distributors to ensure you receive a fresh product.

Here at Vienna Imports we stock a rather unique variety of incense sticks.

Some of our most popular sticks at our incense boutique include:

Divine Flora by Nandi, Shanthimalai Nag Champa, Indian Temple by Song of India, Chandan (sandalwood) by Balaji, Tibetan sticks by Mandala Arts & Incense, and much more!

What is Incense?

Incense is typically made from fragrance resins, woods and plant materials.

In traditional masala styled sticks, a paste is formed and then shaped around a bamboo stick or similar material. Although sticks are the most common form, there are also non-combustible forms of incense.

Often you’ll see priests burning frankincense or myrrh in orthodox religious temples. Other varieties include cones, scented ropes, resinous dhoops, and smudge sticks.

Zen priests transcribed a document in the 16th century which was referred to as The Ten Virtues of Koh.

This famous document described the benefits of incense in classic Japanese fashion:

The Ten Virtues of Koh

  1. It brings communication with the transcendent.
  2. It refreshes mind and body.
  3. It removes impurity.
  4. It brings alertness.
  5. It is a companion in solitude.
  6. In the midst of busy affairs, it brings a moment of peace.
  7. When it is plentiful, one never tires of it.
  8. When there is little, still one is satisfied.
  9. Age does not change its efficacy.
  10. Used everyday, it does no harm.

We also sell many cultural and religious products including dream-catchers, prayer beads, tapestries, gemstones, minerals, cultural CD’s, books, and much more!

Please send all inquiries to: admin@viennaimports.com

This article was last revised on 02/28/2020.

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