While i am sure there are scents produced with resin that a particular spirit may like, the use of incense in evocation is different than with an offering. In evocation, the smoke simply acts as a medium for them to form, not provide a source of energy exchange with offerings. As @DarkestKnight pointed out Resin incense produces more smoke in general than sticks, which gives the spirit more material to manipulate into form. I think the prolonged smoke inhalation might also play a role in how we perceive them, although that is just a thought.
That being said I have had smaller manifestations from incense sticks that have been recently occurring. It can given be used as a form of communication, such as the smoke wrapping around a phrase on a piece of paper. I’ve included some of those experiences in my Beelzebub journal.