Dukhoon Al Jazeera floats in the air tempting you with its invitation of roses, bathed in the pure gold of precious oud, adding its strength to the petals and making for a dreamy breeze of rose gold. Reaching the heart of the fragrance brings you to a magical oasis where spice and woods meet seamlessly in the middle. With earthy green galbanum melding with the warmest amber, the harmony is enhanced with spicy saffron, aromatic cardamom and the heat of cloves. The island mist intensifies as new layers create an intense symphony of scent, reaching a masterful crescendo with patchouli, more waves of amber, velvety sandalwood and finally, a cloak of golden oud rounding off the final act and lingering awhile on this magical isle.
The scent of harmony.
TOP NOTES: Rose, Agarwood MIDDLE NOTES: Galbanum, Amber, Saffron, Cloves, Cardamom, Incense, Cedarwood BASE NOTES: Patchouli, Amber, Musk, Agarwood
Bakhoor has been a necessity in almost every Arabian home for centuries now. It is believed to have initially been used by the nomadic Levantine tribes who burnt agarwood chips (the base ingredient of bakhoor) to perfume their surrounding, and to cover up the smell of cooking. It was also believed by some to ward off bad luck. Even now, many strongly believe that the sacred aroma of bakhoor can keep away jinn and attract angels, as it has a cleansing, purifying, and healing effect.
Middle Eastern women carry bakhoor burners through their homes to spread the fragrance, which lingers in carpets, curtains, and other fabrics. Both men and women stand over the burners to allow the smoke to perfume their clothing and hair, as the bakhoor selection is a way to express one's self through fragrance, mixing and matching multiple scents according to season, whim, or social occasion. A favorite blend is commonly gifted during casual gatherings as a gesture of hospitality.
Bakhoor is an essential part of the culture of Arabia, and its sweet smell is addictive. Many even believe that the smoke instills positive energy, helping to improve one’s mood and spark creativity. Swiss Arabia, through social media, offers lots of advice on how to bring this ancient smell into your home. On offer are starter kits with an Electric burner for those who wish to try it for the first time.