Benzoin Gum Sumatra Almonds.
Benzoin Sumatra is a balsamic resin which is excreted by the Styrax benzoin tree, which grows on the island of Sumatra. It has a sweet, rich vanilla scent and puts out a lot of smoke when burned as an incense. Benzoin is used for its fixative properties in the perfumery industry, in cosmetics, incense and scented candles. It is believed to have a calming, relaxing and soothing effect on the nervous system, and to help stimulate creativity.