Bakhoor Ghawi Incense (Box of 12 x 30gm) by Nabeel
TOP NOTES: SAFFRON, LABDANUM, LEMON
MIDDLE NOTES: LAVENDER, ELEMI
BASE NOTES: SANDALWOOD, GUAIACWOOD, CARAMEL
OLFACTIVE FAMILY: ORIENTAL - WOODY
This type of incense should be burnt on coal in an appropriate burner. It may also be burnt on an electric burner. As with all bakhoor of this type, caution should be taken as the bakhoor and coal will become very hot. Keep out of reach of children.
Direction: Take a piece of burning charcoal & heat a corner of it with a small flame (lighter/cooker) for about 60 seconds until it becomes red hot.
Place the piece of coal in incense burner. Sprinkle small amount of 'Touch Me' Incense. You may also sprinkle the incense directly on an electric burner.
What is Bakhoor or Bukhoor?
Bukhoor or Bakhoor is the Arabic name given to scented bricks or a blend of natural traditional ingredients, mainly woodchips (Oudh the Arabic name for Agarwood/Aloeswood) soaked in fragrant oils and mixed with other natural ingredients (resin, ambergris, musk, sandalwood, essential oils and others). These scented chips/bricks are burned in charcoal or incense burners to perfume the house and clothing with the fragrance rich thick smoke. This is used specifically on special occasions like weddings or on relaxing times or generally just to perfume the house or store. It is traditional in many Arab countries to pass Bukhoor amongst the guests in the Majlis (meaning sitting room) this is done as a gesture of hospitality.
The Bukhoor is usually burned in a traditional incense burner called Mabkhara (it has other names in other courtiers like Majmor), using charcoal of wood or manufactured charcoal discs/briquettes. But many people nowadays use electrical incense burners because they are faster and safer to use. However most still prefer to use the charcoal because it is s traditional, natural and burns Bakhoor better. With Bakhoor the fragrance is carried to the air by smoke and adhere to things (last longer) by the properties of Oudh (Agarwood). The longer the Bakhoor kept on a closed glass jar, the better the scent become.
Uses of Bakhoor:
- To Perfume the house.
- On special occasions like wedding.
- For welcoming gusts and a gesture of hospitality.- Used in commercial shops and stores (especially that's related to clothes) to attract customers and to enhance their buying experience.