The trick is to find an incense that compliments the experience and does not overpower, cloy or cling to utensils. When I was in Taiwan over the last few weeks, I became a fan of aloeswood incense (also called agarwood). This wood develops a resin in response to a mold infestation. The resulting aroma is subtle and complex. Aloeswood is a limited (and protected) resource, and so it's pricey. I was very happy to bring home this box as a gift for the DH.
Do you know this incense?