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KOU

ka, kao(ru), kao(ri)
meaning: fragrance, incense

抹香 == makkou == (noun) incense, incense powder
色香 == iroka ==  (noun) color and scent, loveliness, charm


Bottom radical is a simplification of 'sweet' (甘). Top radical is 'rice/grain plant'. This character originally referred to a type of aromatic millet. Henshall suggests taking the bottom radical as 'sun' (日), and as a mnemonic: 'Sun brings out fragrance of grain plant.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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