Bakhour Al Khanjar powder 50g
Home sprays, scented candles, scented bouquets and other home fragrances are filling our cupboards. It's true that there's an ever-growing choice, and for some, the quality is top-notch! But sometimes, a return to the essentials and naturalness becomes almost inevitable. So we go back to the classics, or we discover them. And it must be said, it feels good! Khanjar bakhour is one of these natural incenses, used since the dawn of time. And to our olfactory delight, it's now available in our boutique!
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Home sprays, scented candles, perfumed bouquets and other home fragrances fill our cupboards. It's true that there's an ever-increasing choice, and that the quality is, for some, top-notch! But sometimes, a return to the essentials and naturalness becomes almost inevitable. So we go back to the classics, or we discover them. And it's good for you! Khanjar bakhour is one of those natural incenses that have been used since the dawn of time. And for our olfactory delight, it's now available in our boutique!
Bakhour Khanjar, from Banafa for oud
Banafa for oud is a little-known brand in the West. Yet in the East, this perfume house has an unprecedented reputation. With experience dating back to 1975 and a brand founded in 1995, Banafa has made a name for itself in the oriental fragrance industry. The company is even considered a pioneer in the creation of fragrances that blend two cultures. Eastern and Western. Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Banafa quickly made a name for itself on the European market. It's true that Eastern and Western scents are radically different.
Oriental fragrances are strong, pronounced, deep and intense. Western fragrances, on the other hand, are softer, floral, muted and powdery. Nevertheless, certain natural scents, such as oud and bakhour, are generally unanimously appreciated. And that's without counting on the expertise of Banafa. And the arrival of their Khanjar bakhour.
A brief history of the bakhour
Like oud and incense, bakhour is one of the oldest perfumes in the world. Its use has spanned the ages, and some peoples have even introduced it into some of their ceremonies. The first to burn bakhour were the nomads of the Middle East. These Arab tribes lived in the vast expanses of desert, and used the smoke of this natural incense. As well as perfuming the air, they got rid of insects and other pests. Today, bakhour is used for the same reasons in our homes. It can be found in homes, hotels and mosques throughout the Eastern world. The bakhour is an excellent alternative to the oud. The oud may seem too pronounced for those unaccustomed to it. The bakhour is lighter and more subtle, bringing a truly exotic touch to your home.
Bakhour Khanjar, pure excellence
Much more than a symbol... " Al khanjar" means knife in Arabic. But it's not just any knife. This oriental bladed weapon is the emblem of Oman, and is part of the traditional attire of the men of the Arabian Peninsula. Bakhoor is widely used in this Middle Eastern country. Both in private and public places. A ritual in Oman consists of burning bakhoor so that women can impregnate their clothes. But also their skin and hair. The mysterious white smoke gives off woody fragrances, which also appeal to men.
Just look at the reviews. Rarely criticized, highly praised, Khanjar bakhour is a unique oriental incense. Bakhour is made from small shavings of oud wood soaked in essential oils. As well as musk, resin and floral oils. Bakhour al Khanjar is a top-quality incense, packaged in a 50g glass box. The 'oud powder, musk and fragrant oils release a few notes as soon as the jar is opened. Its high quality makes it a slow-burning Arab fragrance. The smoke that caresses all our senses is white, clearly visible, but not heady. You'll be able to enjoy this oriental incense for a very long time, because even when it's extinguished, you'll still be able to appreciate its fragrance. It seems to have permeated every wall and fabric. Bakhour al Khanjar is a skilfully crafted blend. You'll discover sandalwood,agarwood,amber,rose oil, musk and 'oud. Mysterious, distinguished oriental fragrances that will leave no one indifferent.
The benefits of bakhour al Khanjar
Well, yes! Who said that bakhour al Khanjar was only there to embalm our home? It's got a real history, and some very special properties. Firstly, the smoke from the bakhoorkeeps mosquitoes and other insects away. So it can be used both indoors and out. For a pleasant family evening meal in the garden, undisturbed by pests. This oriental incense is also ideal for perfuming your home. But it also brings a certain restful, relaxing atmosphere, conducive to meditation and rest. Some even find it beneficial against insomnia. All you have to do is try lighting a bakhour in your bedroom a few minutes before going to bed!
How to use this oriental incense?
That's a question that might make an Emirati smile! But for us Westerners, the main incense used is usually incense sticks. So here are a few tips on how to use your sublime, premium-quality bakhour al Khanjar:
With an electric incense burner
- Place the censer in a suitable, safe place;
- Place a few wood shavings from the bakhour al Khanjar on the censer;
- Plug the censer into the mains socket and turn on the switch (if it's a censer with a switch);
- Once thecenser is hot and the bakhour begins to burn, turn off the censer to avoid damaging it;
- Let the smoke permeate the room.
It is also possible to use an electric censer without plugging it in, by using charcoal. With a conventional charcoal censer
- Place the censer in a suitable, safe place;
- Light a charcoal and wait for it to crackle and set properly;
- Place a few pinches of bakhour on top.
Note: to avoid soiling the censer, you can place a small piece of aluminum foil at the bottom.
Precautions and storage
Keep your censer in a safe place, out of the reach of children. We recommend that you close the box of your bakhour al Khanjar tightly after each use!