Before beginning my morning meditation I light one of these sticks. Its the perfect bright scent for morning meditation. The green, earthy tones, along with the sunshine coming in my room sets a perfect mood. Its definitely a traditional Tibetan style incense - smokey, earthy, with no sweetness. I find that it leaves my house smelling clean and fresh rather than like an old campfire though. I burn the stick on the other side of the room to get less smoke and more subtlety when I meditate. It works well out in the garden too when I want to enjoy a book in the sun. Thanks Dharma shop for offering such great selections and help on the phone when I was trying to pick the right scents!