Laxmi Dhoop (made by Surya Devya Enterprises on behalf of the world-famous Mysore Sugandhi Dhoop Factory) is a soft, very dark brown / black incense originally designed to be burnt as a pooja (a ceremony or offering), in honour of Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
It looks like small sticks of liquorice, but has a texture similar to slightly sticky plasticine... so you can mould it to whatever shape you like, although it burns best as a stick or thin cone.
The fragrance is fresh and slightly resinous, consisting of loban (benzoin), with a touch of bergamot and lavender. It's quite distinctive and individual - the essence of summer in India!
A box contains approximately 40g of dhoop, extruded as eight 3 inch (8cm) long sticks, each of which can easily burn for 90 minutes (an hour and a half), depending on conditions and the shape used.
UNBEATABLE VALUE AT £15.99 per carton of 12 boxes