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.