Switching from a wood-burning fireplace to gas can reduce seemingly constant cleaning efforts. However, you will also lose the homey smell of burning wood. Fortunately, you can recreate the smell of burning wood in your gas log fireplace with incense and other products.
Soak wood chips thoroughly and place them in a dry tin. Seal the tin and poke holes in it. Set the can near the fire to produce a wood chip smell.
Burn hickory incense near your gas log fireplace to simulate the smell of burning wood.
Sprinkle cedar wood fragrance oil near your fireplace, or pour it into a small votive holder, to emit a wood scent.
Burn a wood, hickory, cedar or pine-scented candle near your fireplace.