All Fragrant Mushroom incense is made fresh in Sparta, TN. You will immediately notice a difference after lighting a stick. A good strong fragrance with very little “burning wood ” smell. This is because we use clean burning charcoal “punks” (unscented sticks or cones) instead of the sawdust “punks” used by everyone else. We also soak our cones and sticks for 24 hours in the highest percentage of oil possible. Due to the high oil content, they require more time to light. Make sure you have a good “Red head” on the cones before blowing them out.