Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I love me some, Bukhoor...
I was introduced to this lovely incense back when we first got married. My husband got me hooked. LOL I know my mother would of loved this stuff. It always reminds me of her when I burn it.

BTW - this is one of my favorite Bukoor burners. It's not really a bukoor burner, but it looks like it can be one. I got it in San Antonio and it holds many fond memories of some sisters that still hold a place in my heart. 

This is the definition of Bukhoor.Taken from Wikipedia.

Bukhoor (Arabic بخور) or Bakhoor is the Arabic name given to wood chips soaked in fragrant oils or in most Arab countries it is the name given to scented bricks. These scented chips/bricks are burned in incense burners to perfume the home and clothing with a rich thick smoke. This is used specifically on special occasions like weddings or on Fridays or generally just to perfume the house.

The bukhoor is usually burned in a Mabkhara, traditional incense burner. It is traditional in many Arab countries to pass bukhoor amongst the guests in the Majlis (Arabic مجلس, meaning congregation) this is done as a gesture of hospitality. world famous bakhoor are manufactured by Al Nabeel. among them the most popular is the "touch me".

- Oud, itself is relatively expensive and could cost anything from AED 1,000 (272 bucks) to AED 40,000 (10,000 bucks usa) a pot

- For the same amount of bukhoor, u would pay between AED 100 and AED 500

I love burning this about 2 times a week. Usually I do it on our Fridays or any other day outta the week, or when we're getting guests. I hope yall enjoyed my short little entry today, not much into making a entry today.

This is just a little peak at how we live here in UAE. My next topic will be about - my love for perfumes. I'm really the perfume queen. <3  So, be on the look out. God's willing I'll be updating with nice smelling, Arabian/Western perfumes.


Aalia said...

mmmmm i loooove the smell of bukhoor.... and i cant wait for your perfume post because i can testify u are the perfume queen LOL!!

Twizzle said...

as-salaam aleikum,

as much as I like the smell.. I just can't stand to sit in a room filled with smoke.

when the family burns bukhoor I will leave until they have opened the windows and the smoke is gone.

Dukhoon is the ones like caked powder and can be mixed with scented oils. 'Oud is the wooden chips.

I do prefer the 'Oud chips over Dukhoon. but only if its good 'Oud because otherwise it literally just smells like burnt wood to me LOL

OmAbdullah said...

i love love love bakhoor! I BET your mom would have loved it, everyone who smells it does... or at least all the ones i have met. My mom loves it, when i burn it here in the house she always asks me to bring it into her bedroom too hehe

Now i think i will burn some in a bit !

Texan in UAE said...

LOL twizzle, that's why I avoid it when you whip over to our home. LOL I just do the candles. :D

Noor said...

Salams. Oh I know we use the same kind of bukhoor but I LOVE your holder wow mashAllah now I want one too, lol.

Umm Riyam said...

I want to buy some bukhoor, but my husband is afraid of getting ripped off. Maybe you can recommend a good one, and I can look for it here.

Beyond Me said...

Woow ..

I'm very fond of these smells . And I so much prefer Oud to french perfumes .

Because life is beautiful.


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