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Luxury resource.


20xIncense5.png Incense likes "hot" climates, such as desert terrain. It's accessed via a Plantation.

Incense is one of two luxuries, along with Wine, which is important for religion. First, the Goddess of Festivals belief nets a bonus 1 Culture Culture and Faith Faith on the tile, and second, the Monastery building grants an additional +1 Culture Culture and Faith Faith. Combining the effects of these two bonuses, a single improved Incense resource may yield 1 Food Food (after researching Fertilizer), 3 Gold Gold, 2 Culture Culture and 2 Faith Faith, plus whatever base yield the terrain has!

Civilopedia entry[]

Incense is a material created to slowly burn while releasing fragrant smoke. Incense is often employed in religious ceremonies, and some believe that certain incenses have healing powers. The use of incense dates back thousands of years. It probably originated in the Middle East, possibly in Egypt. The Pharaohs used it not only to cover the smell of grubby commoners but also to drive away demons and to please the gods. A wide variety of materials have been used to make incense: camphor, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cloves, lavender, musk, and other exotic materials. Long used in traditional Eastern medicine, in the West incense is enjoying something of a boom in the pseudo-scientific "aroma therapy" which, while perhaps of dubious efficacy, at least makes the practitioner smell nice.

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.