Essence of Bakhoor, in essence composed from the core ingredients of authentic Bakhoor - robust agarwood/oudh, floral notes, spices, herbs and resins, becomes therefore a fine Mukhallat of the characteristic scents combined, culturally and regionally different based on ingredients present and the unique touch by the hand of the perfumer. Egyptian Musk Essence of Bakhoor recalls the sumptuous scents of rich Cambodi Agarwood as well as subtle White Oudh, and the addition of pure Musk and resinous Spice to deepen the scent of Bakhoor.
The base of fine Egyptian Musk is ever so present, though beautifully enhanced with the nuances of the trailing scent of Bakhoor, to enrich and bring a robust, bold base to the classic fragrance. Intended for the ones who seek a unique full bodied Egyptian Musk, it is perfect for evening wear and for those special occasions, where a deeper, more scent-sual, enticingly musky perfume is preferred.
The Egyptian Musk Essence of Bakhoor Civet is composed with pure Civet Musk to give the fragrance a more complex, deeper animalic musk base. The Perfumer felt that the use of true Civet was bringing the Egyptian Musk closest to the ancient recipe and scent profile of the original Egyptian Musk oil, and the result is indeed uniquely new, yet with a remarkably age-old feel... scents past, now present.
Agarscents Bazaar is pleased to offer a wide variety of Egyptian Musk fragrances, designed exclusively by Perfumer Sharif LaRoche. For natural, one-of-a-kind scents inspired by the Musk oils of ancient Egypt please check out our Collection of Egyptian Art Parfums:
Egyptian Musk Superior
Egyptian Musk Red
Egyptian Musk White
Egyptian Musk Essence of Bakhoor
Egyptian Musk Sharif
Egyptian Flowers pour Homme
Egyptian Flowers le Femme
Egyptian White Nile
Egyptian Blue Nile
Egyptian Blue Nile Solid Cream Perfume
Egyptian Musk Superior Solide Parfum Naturel Spray
Egyptian Musk Superior & Egyptian Musk Red Combo Set
Egyptian Musk Superior & Egyptian Musk Essence of Bakhoor Combo Set
Egyptian Musk Superior & Egyptian White Nile Combo Set
WHAT IS BAKHOOR/BUKHOOR
Bakhoor, incense resins and fragranted wood chips, is traditionally burned atop charcoal in an incense burner, to cleanse, purify and give a pleasant scent to the environment. The purifying scented smoke is believed to repel evil spirits and invite good ones, and aid to reach the presence of the Divine, and is therefore used extensively for meditation, spiritual advancement and prayer, to clear the mind and open the spiritual realm to reach a higher level of consciousness and thought.
WHERE DOES EGYPTIAN MUSK COME FROM
The scent of Egyptian Musk is known worldwide, it being one of the most loved fragrances dating centuries back. The origins of Egyptian Musk comes from the scent and oil production of Egypt, were ancient wall friezes depict women pouring oil from large vessels wearing scent cones on their heads and rubbing perfume on their bodies. The musky oils and waxes at the time were thick, so they could easily be applied with an attractive sheen, and the scent heady enough so it would mask any unpleasant odors coming from daily life. The ancient Egyptian Musk derived its musk scent from the Civet and Musk Deer, which made the fragrance extremely pricey and made it only accessible to the affluent of society, and this highly prized perfume were placed in ancient tombs as a gift for the 'afterlife'. It is known that Queen Cleopatra of Egypt wore Egyptian Musk oil herself during her life time.
WHAT DOES EGYPTIAN MUSK SMELL LIKE
There are many different qualities and characters of Egyptian Musk, depending on the manufacturer or perfumer. The Musk of the Civet and the Musk Deer gave the musky note to Egyptian Musk, making the production costly and subsequently, the fragrance itself very expensive and rare. Frankincense and Myrrh resins were common ingredients in musks of ancient Egypt, as they soaked up the other ingredients of the fragrance and released the scent on the body slowly. Other scents included were most often Patchouli, Rose and Vanilla, giving the fragrance the alluring heavy notes of blossoms which makes Egyptian Musk floral sweet, yet earthy and slightly spicy.