Burnin’ Man… Like the name, cool play on the popular hippy fest and other euphemisms. The packaging itself is sleek with a pretty cool but blown-up low resolution image of a flaming skull. Despite this the labeling is crystal clear making for a bit of design disparity. Anyhow, this is not really too significant in the overall evaluation of the product–onto the herbs.
The herbs themselves are a little moist in a good way. There are some very nicely formed herbs in the blend, a good number of stems, then absolutely huge stems. Perhaps chunks is a more suitable description. I’m talking tree trunk chunks. In all three bags I received there were at least 4 or so of these large masses I didn’t feel too inclined to burn on account of its predictable harshness. Even a feeble attempt proved futile as the chunks were difficult to light and remain lit. The verdict–a slight waste of net weight.
The smell of Blueberry is succulent enough, albeit not the freshest blueberry scent you’ll encounter.Hypnotic has a more palpable scent from the bag that carries well to the aroma, and call me crazy (which you can) but I got the sense Hypnotic was more berry-like than Blueberry.
Lighting the incense produces thick clouds of smoke. The aroma is heavy but effective, producing a heady sensation for about 10 minutes or so before waning slowly to a fade in say, the next 20-30 minutes. Approximate retail value is set around $22.99/3g (~$7.66/g). It’s a good one to try, but my hunch tells me again the price is a little too high for what’s inside.
Aroma: Blueberry (8.2/10), Hypnotic (8.6/10)