Already in Ancient Greece Styrax was used as a base material for making perfumes. Later on, the Romans used Styrax for these purposes as well. Styrax has a deliciously sweet smell and can be burnt as incense. This Styrax is delivered per 20 grams and can be burnt with coals. In Antiquity it was thought that the delicious smell of the incense rose up to the gods. This is why the Egyptians burnt incense during mummifications. The Romans burnt incense in their house, at the lararium (house altar).