The Liturgy of St. James, found in such eastern rites (such as the Syrian Catholic, Malankara Catholic and Marionite) incorporates the use of incense. So at least dating to the 5th century, this oldest of the Christian liturgies still in use today maintains the role of incense.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, 4 and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. Rev. 8:3-4
I guess those who abhor the smell of God on earth will find it tolerable as the smell of heaven, unless they want to trade in their gracious place for one with other smells and no grace. In any case, incense has virtually no chance of being restored to regular use within the churches of the Augsburg Confession and will remain an oddity hotly objected by the coughing and strenuous complaints of people who, as on this blog, insist upon enforcing their preference against incense upon those who think it normal, at least from a Biblical sense.
I find this so interesting that incense and chanting evoke such anger and objection. Curious, predictable, of course, so oddly curious.