The balsam fir incense comes with balsam sticks and holder. It has the "essence of forest fragrance" in each stick. Each incense is made with real balsam fir from the Maine Woods. I lit one of the balsam sticks and it took awhile before the incense started smoking. I had to relight it almost 3 times to get it to burn. The room filled with "forest fragrance" but it smelled more like my neighbor's weed. Definitely not what I think of when I think of the "forest". With many different types of incense available this one was a sure disappointment.