Coach just loves this incense burner. #Nuffsaid!
Of all of the five senses which we humans are blessed with, the sense of smell is perhaps the most spontaneous. It is also the most strongly connected of the senses to the areas of the brain that process memory, meaning that even the smallest whiff of a smell that you had previously connected to a certain place can bring you back to that place in mere moments. The sense of smell is directly wired to your brain, unlike the other senses, meaning that the link between smells and brain response is very rapid and quite ancient and primordial in nature.
Incense, then, is a way to access certain parts of your mind quickly and with a great deal of precision. By selecting and using certain types of scents in your home you can rapidly adjust not only the atmosphere of the room but the atmosphere in your mind and spiritual body. This is perhaps why incense has been used so extensively by so many cultures since ancient times. From the joss sticks used in China, to the cedar and sage burned by indigenous tribes of the Americas, people all over the world have been burning plant essences in order to manipulate the sense of smell, and thus their brains, from time immemorial.
ceramic urn height and width: 70x70mm (2.76x2.76in)