An Incense Alternative With Just As Much History

Papier d’Armenie, or Paper of Armenia, has been used to deodorize homes for hundreds of years. Benzoin resin gives off a pleasant scent that quickly and naturally purifies the air of cooking smells, the family pet, or the aftermath of a burrito. Like incense, Papier d’Armenie is lit and then quickly blown out, allowing the paper to burn slowly. And each sheet can be used three times. Not only is this a great hostess gift (add the terracotta holder to sweeten the deal), but it also leaves you enough money to get a book of your own.