Bespoke and highly coveted, its no secret that Al Shareef’s bakhoor and incense sticks are in high demand in the niche artisanal world of perfume connoisseurs. Collectors grudgingly light their artisanal treasures in rare and momentous occasions where they want their surroundings fumigated to perfection – for the instances where they want the joyous event imprinted as a scent memory.
When it comes to traditional compositions of bakhoor and fragrance then this is something we pride ourselves in.
SABR, a Musk and Ambergris-heavy bakhoor was crafted into cubes for ease of use and dosage. Derived from the Arabic word for Patience, composing these bakhoor cubes was a lengthy journey of patience, devotion and dedication. Delicately crafted and consisting of some of the most exquisite ingredients known to man; Musk, Ambergris, Oudh and Saffron to name a few.
Composed from the ground up – every single raw material ingredient in our Bakhoor is individually hand ground to the perfect consistency required for the particular composition. Everything is painstakingly done by perfect measure- both in size, time and consistency.
The toil of love and passion; the process of producing this Bakhoor was initiated months earlier with grounding the woods that formed the foundation for the scent portrait. The resins were then grounded and in perfect proportions the herbs and spices; saffron, clove, cinnamon were added and mixed with the woods. Thereafter the oils, roses and other fragrant materials were added and after being blended and left to rest for 6 months they were further ground into a powder and kneaded and rested. They were then rolled, cut, and left to dry for 3 days.
Hand crafted with no combustion materials such as charcoal or ash, these are pure and natural ingredients prepared with love and passion – when you smell them you will fall in love with them. Wafts of muskiness in oceanic waves, roses, floral, wafts after wafts a pure bliss.
Long lasting, engaging there is nothing better to be smelling in such challenging times that require patience.
The fragrance of middle eastern royalty, natural, niche and luxury.
When used in a perfume composition, Oud is most often a base note, which tends to remain on the skin long after the others dissipate. Since they form the perfume’s foundation, base notes are very rich, heavy and long-lasting (up to six hours and more). They serve to enhance the scent of other ingredients; and, in some cases, they impart a fragrance all their own. While most wood notes are known for their earthy qualities, Oud provides a pleasant sweet scent and is often featured in a synthetic version because it is so costly to harvest.