Cinnamon. You either love it, or hate it. Me, I fall somewhere in between the two. Whilst I’m never quick to sprinkle it on top of my latte, or add it to my apple pie - I wouldn’t turn down a sticky cinnamon roll if it was presented to me on a plate. So now that we’ve got that completely useless opinion of mine out of the window, let us move on.
I love cinnamon incense. It’s deep, spicy and straight to the point. There’s no secrets or hidden messages when it comes to cinnamon incense - you get what you pay for.
I own a few different brands of cinnamon, but I hadn’t really burnt any for quite some time, so I decided to order a pack of Kuumba Cinnamon and see what there take on such a common scent was. I was not disappointed.
The first thing I noticed is that these sticks smoke like a hippy 4:20. I had to move the stick further away from me on 2 occasions. Whilst I personally love a stick that produces a nice, thick smoke, it may not be for everyone, so bear this in mind if you’re planning on purchasing a pack.
The scent hit me immediately with no time needed for it to develop. It was cinnamon, that’s for sure, but it felt a bit more sophisticated that other brands I’ve burnt. It seemed a little warmer, a little spicier and at times, a little sweeter. It was by no means a complex, but it definitely had a bit more about it. One thing that I particularly enjoyed, was its consistency. Some scents can take a little while to open up and then can change a little during the burn, and whilst I do enjoy that, sometimes you just want something that stays on course. Cinnamon provided me with a steady ride throughout.
Kummba hit the nail on the head with this. They took a classic and instead of trying to overcomplicate it by adding all sorts of hocus pocus, they made sure that the characteristics which make cinnamon such a popular scent, remained the core focus.
I would recommend this to anyone who is a lover of cinnamon. You won’t be disappointed.
On a side note – I recently found out that cinnamon is actually used as a base not in a lot of common incense. Always good to find out little snippets of info like this.
Scent: Warm, Spicy