bukhuur


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bukhuur is the Arabic name given to chips made from agar khashab that have been soaked in fragrant oils and makhluuT with resin, ambergris, musk, sandalwood, etc. No combination of rawaayiH is ever the same, making each perfumed chip unique.

This scented khashab is placed on small blocks of hot coal and immediately give off a thick, perfumed dukhaan. It is used to fragrance rooms, clothes and hair.

The bukhoor is usually burned in a mubkhar, a traditional incense burner. It is customary in many Arab countries to pass bukhuur amongst the guests as a gesture of hospitality.

خشب
khashab Wood
مخلوط
makhluuT Mixed
روايح
rawaayiH Scents
دخان
dukhaan Smoke