Cinnamon

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.     

Score: 8/10

Scent: Warm, Spicy