This incense has a gorgeous scent and vibration! The smell is not at all sharp (which is what I was expecting). Often cleansing incenses are very herbal and "leafy," for lack of a better word. At best, I thought this incense would smell pretty much like white sage, and I was fine with that since I use white sage a lot and like the scent. But this is much more complex and you can tell that Raven put a great deal of work and energy into it. The scent is rich, a bit sweet/resinous, but still very fresh and purifying. It settles the atmosphere and soothes the soul. Helps bring sanity and balance if you've been feeling off-kilter, disturbed or chaotic. Highly recommended!