Bakhoor Jannel El Firdaus by Nabeel
Supplied in 40gm block that looks like a small
bar of chocolate, sealed inside foil wrapping and contained in a small peachy-colored
Top Notes: Lemon , citronella
Heart Notes: Lily of valley, clove, birchwood
Base Notes: Labdanum, Sandal, Oakmoss
Olfactive Family: Fresh 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
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
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
What is Bakhoor or Bukhoor?
or Bakhoor (Arabic ????) 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 (Arabic ????, meaning sitting
room) this is done as a gesture of hospitality.
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