Morning Star brand makes these high quality incense sticks without a bamboo core. It produces a fine aroma with very little smoke and burns for about 25 minutes. It is excellent for purification, blessing, peace, harmony, and relaxation. The box contains 200 sticks and a small blue incense holder tile. It has a subtle, sweet woodsy fragrance with an undeniable note of palo santo. Made from high quality woods and spices.