Bakhoor - It's something different

Bakhoor - (Bukhoor) is the name given to wood chips soaked in fragrant oils and burned in Specialist Incense Burners to perfume the Home and Clothing specifically on special occasions.

Bakhoor weaves together an aromatic bouquet of raw materials such as Sandalwood, Frankincense and mixture of the Essence of Oud, Musk, Amber, Rose etc - it is truly heavenly despite looking like a delicious piece of chocolate, it smells divine & is Highly Recommended.

ALL the Bakhoor fragrances we offer are composed of Premium Quality Alcohol-free Perfume, Natural Pure Ingredients and are produced Maintaining their Traditional Methods & Strong Values yet Keeping Pace with Modern Trends.

We hope to add more lines in the future depending on customer feedback so take a moment to tell us what you think of your experience with Bakhoor.


What is it and when is it used: Bakhoor (Arabic بخور) is the Arabic name given to Scented Chips or a blend of Natural Traditional Ingredients, usually Oudh Woodchips (the less expensive smaller off-cuts of Oud wood chips are used) soaked in Fragrant Oils and mixed with other natural ingredients like Resin, Ambergris, Musk, Sandalwood, Essential Oils.  These Scented Chips, or when formed into bricks, are burned on Charcoal or Incense Burners to fill the house with a Fragrant Aroma, the Aromatic Smoke is also used to scent Hair and Clothing by wafting the smoke over them with your hands in a circular motion, it is also used on Special Occasions like Weddings, Birthday or other such Celebrations, as well as Relaxation, Creating an Atmosphere of Tranquillity plus Bakhoors are also burned to boost the Positive Energy In A Home without the use of CFC, Sprays or any Toxic Chemicals.

The Bakhoor is usually burned in a traditional Incense Burner called Mabkhara although it has many other names in other countries, which uses charcoal discs/briquettes to burn the Bakhoor. Many people nowadays also use electrical Incense Burners because they are faster and more portable. The Mabkhara can be made of simple wood or plastic with fancy decorations.

At Scented and more we offer 2 brands, Hamidi & Parimal, each box is 40g, such as

Hamidi Bakhoor Al Azhar ~ This Bakhoor celebrates the beauty of Arabic culture and heritage. It showcases the finest oriental fragrances using a variety of Agarwood from around the world, concentrated Perfume Oils. An Oriental scent which appeals to the modern enthusiast who is deeply intrigued by the mysticism of Arabic perfumery and traditional values.

Parimal – Bakhoor Nasaem  ~ One of the best, rich Floral Aromatic, and pleasant smelling Bakhoor blends, produced from Raw Natural Materials such as Sandalwood, Frankincense and mixture of the Essence Of Oudh. Top Notes of Bergamot, Saffron,  Middle Notes of Jasmine, and Base Notes of Cedarwood, and Patchouli.


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What is it and when The Method of burning Bakhoor:

Although there are Specialist burners avaliable, we have found an alternative method using a standard Wax/Oil Burner.

  • Take a piece of Charcoal and heat a corner of it with a small flame in Incense Burner or Heat Resistant Dish.
  • Wait for 2 minutes, then sprinkle a small amount of one Bakhoor cube onto the hot coal. Sit back as this beautiful fragrance fills the room. Once the charcoal is cold you can dispose as normal.
  • Alternatively we have found that you can use a standard Wax/Oil Burner to warm a Bakhoor cube which creates less smoke but just the same intense aromatic scent, light the tealight beneath as normal and Do Not add anything to the dish except a single Bakhoor cube – once the tealight goes out you can use the Bakhoor again – we have managed to use the same cube up to 4 times.