Back in 2011 Kuumba teamed up with LA Streetwear Legends X-Large. A brand which for years I've been a fan of. A brand which isn't too easy to come across within Europe but still has a large following over in America and Japan.
This is the second instalment in their line of collaborations. Unfortunately, I only own 1 of the 2 releases but would love to review the other pack if I get my hands on it one day.
In all honestly at the time of me purchasing this pack I was unaware this collaboration even existed. I was in Tokyo; Iskipari shopping mall to be exact which is unique due to it being the shopping mall situated on the grounds of Disneyland Tokyo!
Nestled at the back of the mall was an X-Large store which I was obviously eager to visit once I had found it. The first place I go when I am in a store is straight to the accessories cabinet. Accessories has always been my favorite aspect of any brand.
Well as you can imagine my eyes lit up when I saw a pile of incense. Not any incense I may add. X-Large incense produced by Kuumba! I bought 2 packets there and then (Looking back I wish I had bought more).
Right now onto the scent!
Well the packaging fortunately gives the scent away. The packaging as you can see is draped in bananas. I happen to love bananas.
Does it actually smell like the beautiful yellow fruit though? Yes, but it’s the perfect balance. This is not a low end artificial scent by any means. Instead I am treated to a beautiful and unexpected sophisticated scent. Not too heavy on the banana, but there is no mistaking it.
It is such a lovely scent. Truly worthy of the status of Kuumba collaboration.
“Truly worthy of the Status of Kuumba collaboration” you are thinking? What is so special about the collaboration range? Well there are actually a couple of differences.
I am fortunate enough to have sampled a great selection over this past year and more often than not a pattern has formed. You are treated to unique, specially designed packaging for starters. The second difference is the most important – The scents are on another level.
I LOVE Kuumba, I am sure that has become very apparent by now. But Kuumba have somehow managed to take their wizardry to another level when working on their collaborations. The scents are even more premium and often feature a complex and simply incredible scent.
Scent: Complex, refined, banana infused.