Singapore as a country prides itself on religious diversity and freedom. Hence, it is home to plenty of temples, churches and other places to practice faith.
In these places, besides faith, another thing common is the scent of incense. These experience are new as well as ancient.
Archaeologists have found fragments of terra-cotta vessels that were used to cultivate floral waters for therapeutic purposes. These earthy scents date back as far as 3,000 B.C., or about 5500 years ago.
But why and how does it work? Well! Something significant happens in the brain when we smell aromas. The olfactory bulb sends information to the amygdala, which is involved with experiencing emotions, and the hippocampus, the memory center. This triggers memories and previous experiences.
This calming scent of incense comes from the aroma of tree bark and resin and few very rare sub-species of sandalwood notes.
Besides it has scent of therapeutic orchids like Bulbophyllum Laxiflorum, A magnificent orchid with a mild sweet scent. It is a great collector's item and a frequent bloomer. It is most of Asia and has a mild but musky scent.
Chinese medicinal names: Shizao or Shiduo (the stone bean). It is believed to enrich the Yin, and beneﬁt lungs & stomach.