Achieving enlightenment doesn’t usually stimulate your appetite, but it just might with this special incense!
It is no secret that aromatherapy does wonders for your mental well-being. You can use it while meditating, doing yoga, or to cover the nasty smell emanating from your kitchen. Who doesn’t want to spend an evening reading a book with mellow lavender scents wafting on the breeze? Before you know it, you’ll be drifting off to Kirby’s Dream Land, and assuming the book you were trying to read has nothing to do with your academic performance at university, you’ll wake up feeling more refreshed than ever before.
In some parts of Asia, paying respect to your ancestors is performed by burning incense. Offerings (food) are provided to appease or request blessings. Borrowing from that traditional custom, one company offers to combine the spiritual and culinary world through their “collaboration incense”.
Kameya, which manufactures candles and incense, has just released a delicious addition to their strong lineup: a curry aroma incense.
▼ Opening the box releases a potent whiff of curry fragrance.
So as not to betray your expectations, Mini Curry Fragrance Incense, as it’s officially called, uses real Indian curry spices such as cloves, cinnamon and sage to craft an authentic fragrance. The spicy aroma carries with it a hint of sandalwood, much like a good old-fashioned incense. It’s now available through Rakuten for just 680 yen (US$6.10) for a 50-gram (1.8-ounce) package.
▼ Tingles your nostrils but leaves you salivating.
Whether it’s used for meditation, paying respects, repelling mosquitoes or testing the limits of dieting, you can be sure the recipients will be sent into curry-heaven. Just be careful not to use it to supplement a lack of ingredients when cooking dinner.