Why is the price range of Japanese incense so wide?
The price of incense varies depending upon the rarity of the ingredients. For instance, the most prized incense is made with jinko or aloeswood. Aloeswood is formed by a very mysterious phenomenon of nature when a tree falls in a misty tropical forest. In a unique process that takes hundreds of years, resins within the wood solidify making it very dense and concentrating exquisite fragrance. Simply put, the more aloeswood in the incense, the more expensive the incense.