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Love It or Hate It? Outdoor Incense from Sprout Home

I love Sprout Home, but these Outdoor Incense Sticks ($18.50 for 10) are puzzling to me. The 16 scents are designed for outdoor entertaining, but I feel like it takes away from one of the major benefits of being outside, which is enjoying the fresh air. What do you think?

beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i like fresh air but often times people are smoking outside or there is a lot of car exhaust, so this is kind of a cool idea.
Rosalyn Rosalyn 10 years
This is a unique ideal but i think the fresh air is better.
marielinha marielinha 10 years
they outdoors should smell like the outdoors
megafie megafie 10 years
If they kept bugs away I would use them. I live in the city and it usually smells like bbq or chinese food here.
AnnieQ AnnieQ 10 years
If these keep bugs away and smell better then citronella candles, then they are a good buy. If not, then I think it is a waste.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 years
My boyfriend and I used incense when we were camping and the smoke actually kept most of the bugs away! Total god-send lol!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
My mom puts those outside! They smell really good, and the girls who com over like don't really care... But she seems to get tons of compliments so I like them!
lizzy112189 lizzy112189 10 years
i mean theyre cute, but id rather enjoy the event of outdoors. unless i lived next door to a powerplant, or a garbage dump, then nope. i would never buy em. like i said theyre cute tho.
sway- sway- 10 years
i am always burning incense outside in our garden while i read. i would def use them.
trace-face62028 trace-face62028 10 years
^or maybe repelling them? who knows. I can see this being something useful on maybe a screened in patio when there's not a huge breeze, otherwise your precious incense will be stankin up your neighbor's outdoor activities.. Actually now that I think about it, these could be pretty useful if you're out on the back porch smokin' a spliff and don't want the neighbors to think too much of it. :P :)
alibella alibella 10 years
i can see something like this attracting bugs
chancleta chancleta 10 years
it rocks for city dwellers!
cammei cammei 10 years
I love incense and am game to try anything new. So I wouldn't judge it until I tried it. But I certainly wouldn't use it on a day that was already fresh with flowers and honeysuckle. More likely at night to create a mood.
TrinityOne TrinityOne 10 years
Oh, I'm glad I live in the "sticks" in Iowa... lots of fresh air here!
Pepper Pepper 10 years
I would have no use for them.
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 10 years
for me, this = a...waste....of....MONEY!!! (unless you use them on a closed in porch, ha!)
davie-k davie-k 10 years
hmmm... I'm undecided... the idea is great.. but the practical use... almost zero... like casasugar says the whole of being al fresco is for the fresh air, the delicate scents of the flora and fauna... so still undecided
Catinlv Catinlv 10 years
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
It depends. Where I live, the air is fresh most of the time but once in a while, the wind blows in just the right (wrong) direction so that the odors from the dairy farm on the edge of town overtakes our yard. It is impossible to have a cookout or even work out in the yard when the stench is really bad.
PinkNC PinkNC 10 years
It would have to be pretty strong in order for you to enjoy it. If you cannot smell it then what is the point.
cbgmick cbgmick 10 years
Not so much for me, although I agree with the previous posts... if you have yucky outside smells emanating from the neighbors it might a decent option!
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
I agree with piraterie...totally depends on where you live. My current house I wouldn't need them, but at the last place I lived, most definately. I lived next to neighbors who used curry every single night when cooking and at first it wasn't so bad but 2 years later....ugh. Now I hate anything with curry!
blondie_c blondie_c 10 years
i wouldn't light them even in the city, where the air gets smoggy and frankly at times quite gross smelling.
piraterie piraterie 10 years
Depends on where you live, I think. Where I live now has lovely fresh air, so these seem pretty unnecessary. But I imagine I would've liked them during the couple years I lived in Iowa where, when you wanted to go outside, it was not unusual to have to endure the aroma of the hog farm that was just outside of town. Outdoor incense might've made things a bit more bearable in that case!
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