Vanilla in is a scent / flavor I simply love.
Everything about it attracts me. The creamy packaging associated with it. The soft flavor. I find it irresistible. I will try anything with Vanilla in it at least once.
When it comes to incense however it was only recently I picked up Kuumba's take on Vanilla. Previous to this I had tried Nippon Kodo's Morning Star version which was fantastic. So as you can imagine I had high hopes for this scent.
First impressions are strong. I’ve got the packet sitting about 2 foot away from me and I can already smell that beautiful creamy offering. Great start.
A couple minutes into the burn and its clear this pack isn't playing around; it wants you to know that’s its distinctly Vanilla and it doesn't want you doubting it. Although the presence is defined the strength is pleasant. It’s a lot less punchy than I had predicted which is a thumbs up from me as you may know that some companies usually go overboard on the Vanilla scent leaving you over powered and needing some fresh air.
There isn’t much more detail I can go into because well – Its Vanilla. No wacky names or ingredients here. Just a simple, clean incense which I am very pleased with. I wouldn’t change it at all. The creamy tones aren’t too overpowering but the smoke levels are rather high; for me this is a plus but you may find it filling the room more than you wanted.
Next time I buy another pack I am going to opt for the mini sticks which feature a 30 minute burn time as opposed to 60 minutes. A whole hour of Vanilla can be quite intense on the senses, a mini stick however would be perfect.
It’s the best version of Vanilla I have ever smelt and if you like your creamy, smooth, no nonsense scents then this pack is an absolute must.
Scent: Creamy, Smooth.