Incense in the Making



Kurt Huß, founded HUSS Incense Cone Production in Neudorf in the Ore Mountains, Saxony in 1929. 

Familie Huss

1930. Family working at home. Company founder Kurt Huss ( first from left ), his son and successor Siegfried Huss ( top right).

It was an economically difficult time and in the winter of 1928/29 he began to earn a meagre extra income by producing incense cones from fine charcoal and natural resin. The cones, "Weihrichkarzle", as they are still named today, were exclusively handmade.

With the demise of the founder, the 1928 founded HUSS incense cone factory was closed in 1970. However, his son, Siegfried Huß continued the good tradition.

Familie Huss

1970, Siegried Huß (died 2000), Son of company founder Kurt Huss. 1963 Kurt Huss with his grandson ( right), in the middle back, Jürgen Huss.

In the spirit of his father and grandfather, in the 1990s Jürgen Huß, founded the HUSS incense cone company again. 

Nowadays, the "HUSS incense“enjoy increasing popularity and are known in many places. Keeping strictly to the good tradition of producing fine incense cones out of natural materials, as a trained mechanical engineer, the manufacturer is always trying to break new ground in this direction.

Familie Huss

1990er, Printing of boxes in the kitchen ( above, right). The house of the Huss family until today (top right), the picture was taken early 30s.
With the grandchildren (in the middle, left). 2015, Family Huss with children and grandchildren ( below).

A new and quite unique product line began to develop in the mid-90s. Intricately fashioned in sheet steel, various articles of daily use have been built in miniature. HUSS fragrances and incense burners are of high quality and, in their various forms, such as small pots, pans, ovens, stoves, pyramids, jugs and locomotives, they capture the hearts of young and old alike.  

This, among other projects, brought about the production of HUSS No.1 which is incense cone material pressed into rod form. This results in totally new uses. Something that is especially appealing to the fragrance connoisseur. They have even returned to using traditional packaging from the "good old times". Artful and durable products are produced from various sheets of metal and good solid cardboard. Of course, these products are always complemented by the incomparable content of fine incense cones. "It smells as good as it always did" their customers assure. 

Juergen Huss Raeucherkerzen