Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1What is Attar?
An Attar is an essential oil extracted from flowers. These oils are typically used in perfumes and other fragrances.
2What is the difference between Perfume Oils and Perfume?
Perfume oils last longer and are stronger than perfume, unlike Eau de toilettes which have alcohol that break down the perfume oil over time. The fragrance from perfume oils last longer on the skin than perfumes with alcohol because it is more concentrated.
3How long will my Perfume Oil scent last on me?
That depends on a number of factors such as; the type of fragrance you are wearing whether Oud or floral, how much you are wearing, what are you doing while wearing it, your unique body type, air temperature, humidity, and the fragrance itself.
4Does perfume oil last longer than perfume?
The perfume oils are more concentrated and will last on your skin longer than the normal perfume spray.
5Does perfume oil stain clothes?
Many people don't realize that even clear perfumes can stain and leave residue on pieces of clothing. Its recommended to apply perfume oil on skin for better results.
6What is Bakhoor?
"Bukhoor” or “Bakhoor” is the Arabic name given to scented bricks or a blend of natural traditional ingredients, mainly woodchips (Oud, Agarwood or Aloeswood) soaked in fragrant oils and mixed with other natural ingredients (Resin, Musk, Ambergris, Sandalwood , flower oils and others). These scented chips/bricks are burned in charcoal burners to perfume the house and clothing with the fragrance rich smoke. This is used specifically on special occasions like weddings or on relaxing times and love occasions or generally just to perfume the house or store, and to boost positive energy. It is traditional in many Arab countries to pass Bukhoor among guests in Majlis as a gesture of hospitality. The Bukhoor is usually burned in a traditional incense burner (also known as Mabkhara) using charcoal of wood or manufactured charcoal discs and briquettes.
7How is Bakhoor made traditionally?
Bakhoor is known for its capacity to soothe the nerve system, foster focus and alertness when consumed, and, according to some, the favourable influence it has on one's libido system when used on a daily basis. Although some ladies may prefer a blended version of Bakhoor because to the strong overpowering fragrance of pure Oud Bakhoor, Bakhoor is an aromatherapy that is not gender-specific and may be enjoyed by all sexes. In the Middle East, men and women burn Bakhoor to perfume their homes and garments, allowing the scent to penetrate the entire garment.
8How to Use Bakhoor?
Bakhoor, unlike Incense sticks, is not a self-lighting product. To quickly ignite and safely burn Bakhoor, an electrical burner is necessary. However, it is advised that you use charcoal to effectively burn the Bakhoor so that the fragrant smoke is released slowly. Burn a charcoal disc on a Mabkhara, a specific metal or ceramic incense burner, till it lights. The various types and makes of Bakhoor Burner Place a small piece of Bakhoor on the lit glowing charcoal or on the hot plate of the electric incense burner. Let the smoke of fragrance fill the air of the place but not too much since this can take much oxygen from the room. The fragrance stays there after the smoke goes away. Don't open the windows till the room is saturated with the fragrance carried by the smoke of Bakhoor. To perfume the clothes with Bakhoor, just expose the cloth directly to the smoke of Bakhoor for a good 5 minutes. Please be careful not to make fire when using charcoal and incense burners at home also it is safe not to burn Bakhoor while there is somebody sleeping in place since this can take some oxygen from the room (open windows after the room is saturated with the fragrance smoke).