Jeomra's NATUR PUR Afrika

Jeomra’s – Natur pur – Weihrauch Afrika

Georg Huber (Jeomra) became aware of me on Instagram in mid-2023 and offered me samples of their entire line of in-house incense sticks, which of course I accepted with pleasure.
In a comment, he indicated that they have refined the recipes of the first varieties and that the embers are now a little smaller – which is something I complained about in my review at the time. I wrote the old review almost exactly a year ago (in August 2022) and at that time Jeomra’s incense sticks had just come onto the market, with 3 different frankincense scents. The line is now called “Natur pur” [pure nature] and the range has grown to 9 varieties. By the way, these are available as a sampler for €24.90 with 2 sticks of each scent.

Weihrauch Afrika [Frankincense Africa] is available from €8.90 for 10 sticks, there are also packs of 20 and 50. In the best case, this makes a unit price of around 80ct. If you buy 10 sticks, you pay €1.25 per stick.
The burning time is given as 50-60 minutes.

Ingredients: Frankincense from Somalia (B. carterii), Ethiopia (B. papyrifera) and Ogaden (B. rivae), beech charcoal from Germany, Joss powder, German wild honey – the sticks are coated with powder from the above-mentioned types of frankincense.

With Weihrauch Afrika the alteration to the early version is rather minor. However, I do recognize a few small differences. In the current version, the Ethiopian frankincense seems a little more dominant and occasionally, I smell a “varnish” note, which I attribute to Boswellia rivae.
With the old ones, I smell more resinous freshness, which sometimes makes the scent a bit pungent. Of course, with incense sticks that only consist of natural ingredients, all of this could be a pure batch difference. One year’s harvest may smell different to the next year’s, just as vintages of wine don’t always taste the same.
This version still seems more defined to me, and I don’t have the impression that my living room doesn’t offer enough space for the smell to blossom. What remains, or rather has been further developed, is the extremely robust character of this incense composition. It is a very strong, resinous, spicy and slightly tart scent that for me has a particular association with churches. But only if the priest has made sure that no cheap crap gets into the censor.
In the aftersmell there is a somewhat fresher note and the sweet smell that I mentioned in the first review also appears again, albeit a little weaker here.

These incense sticks have a strengthening and stimulating effect on me. A resonant smell that conveys power and encouragement.
In addition, they are a neat piece of craftsmanship and highly recommended for frankincense lovers.

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