One of our favorite things about an impending autumn is the way things smell. Harvest time, crisp air, and changing leaves make us feel comforted at home or out in the world. We are more likely to think about and "use" scents when the weather turns (hot makes us want to be as clean, scentless and simple as possible). One great fall scent just came highly recommended from a friend of ours: Kayaragi aloeswood incense from Nippon Kodo.
Like perfume or candles, our appreciation for incense runs a fine line - we don't want to sneeze or feel like we're tasting anything. This incense, apparently, is the epitome of classic (clean, woodsy, smooth): a "comforting fall scent," in the words of our friend. It comes in cones ($9.50 for a box of 12) or sticks ($10.50 for a box of 40), and available online through the Nippon Kodo shop OR locally at Komoda. (Thanks, B!)