Incense is very much associated with intimacy. In fact, in the song Super Freak, Rick James mentions incense, wine and candles as practically synonymous with sex. Why is this? There are many different reasons. Ask Men even has a list of six specific scents that are supposed to turn women on. Do they work? It depends on the person.
Incense can be very sexy because it does add an element of ritual to the place where you and your partner are planning to have sex. It makes it seem a little bit more elegant and human beings react very strongly to smells, so the smell of it can make people feel a bit more in the mood. Of course, sweat doesn’t always smell the best and incense can put a bit of a damper on that, as well.
If you’re looking for a particular type of incense that you feel like your lover would like, make certain that you do ask them before you buy. Some people find certain smells to be highly objectionable and some people are actually allergic to certain materials used in incense. The last thing you want to do is make the bedroom off-limits when you are trying to make it the most attractive room in the house.