Here’s what an oud shop may look like in Tareem. Perfumes in in urban context, incense as what it is more accurately known.
Scholars of Islam used to (and some still do) have fragrance either direct application oil on skin or incense in their gatherings as well as in private sitting where they read and revise.
I’ve been in homes in Europe where each morning before breakfast, a copious amount of incense smokes on charcoal to fragrant the whole house.
It is also used as a way to say welcome and goodbye to house guests like in Tareem. For some families back home who do it less regularly, they may only have it on Thursday night as a beautiful way to welcome Friday.
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