As much as love sweet things, I have always had a soft spot for myrrh which like coffee, has a kind of delicious bitterness. The smell of myrrh is sophisticated and balsamic-resinous in addition to being aromatically bitter. It’s gorgeous but in an era of Pink Sugar may not appeal to everyone.
So I was quite surprised when I lit up a stick of Happy Hari King of Myrrh to find that this austere resin had been married to a high quality cinnamon! Unusual and innovative, this blend is not for those seeking a straight myrrh incense. Rather I would recommend it to those who love cinnamon as the grade used here is top notch and having it paired with myrrh is particularly unique.
The cinnamon in King of Myrrh is rich and plush, having that distinctive spicy coolness and total lack of barky/woody notes– hallmarks of the finest cinnamon varieties. It mixes beautifully with the fragrantly bitter myrrh. There are also some floral notes in this which are hard to identify individually but add a unique flavor. If you’re looking for a surprising cinnamon, this is a must try.
Happy Hari King of Myrrh Incense starts at around $4 for a packet of 4 to 5 sticks. You can buy Happy Hari world wide from the Happi Hari website or Etsy store. US buyers can also buy from Absolute Bliss Incense.