Nag Champa (my favorite incense) has a sweet, slightly woodsy smell that many people describe as charming, calming, warming, and moist. For some, the smell is reminiscent of jasmine, magnolia flowers, and the forest. The most famous component of Nag Champa is the champa flower, from the Magnolia champaca tree. Prized in India for its bright yellow color and delicate fragrance, the tree is often planted near ashrams. Indian women have been known to tuck a champa blossom behind their ear, letting the scent escape as their body heat warms the petals.

    In the West, Nag Champa incense is frequently burned during meditation, and other forms of spiritual practices such as yoga, dance and creating art.

    The scent is neither masculine or feminine, and so can be a great addition to the home or office.