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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Back in the late 70s I worked with some Iranians who must have taken a vow to never bathe[1] and would instead splash a real cheap cologne on two or three times per day









    1. Maybe they were pirates in disguise.
    With Indians (India) it's scented oils. When my wife was going through her breast cancer treatments, there was an Indian woman who appeared to be on the same schedule, and whatever "oils" she was wearing would set off a migraine in my wife. And it was kind of "piercing" - a very sharp odor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    I'd go over to my mother's and could track her down just by following her perfume trail. By the time I reached the end of the line I would be holding my nose (not because it smelled bad but because it was over powering) and ask her if she had bathed in it. Her angry retort was that she needed it to last all day. I would remind her that a day was only 24 hrs long and she must be thinking of a week.
    Yeah, it's like "you know that make that in little bottles that you can actually carry in your purse and 'refresh' as needed, no?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    I love the stuff.
    The only time I encounter incense is at church. I'd try burning some at home while I pray, but I'm sure the smoke detectors would riot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    The only time I encounter incense is at church. I'd try burning some at home while I pray, but I'm sure the smoke detectors would riot.
    Does the priest wave it throughout the building in a little lantern thing on a chain? Or is it just burning in some fixtures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Does the priest wave it throughout the building in a little lantern thing on a chain? Or is it just burning in some fixtures?
    He has a censer he swings around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    He has a censer he swings around.
    What's the incense? Is it based at all on the 'recipe' described in Exodus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    What's the incense? Is it based at all on the 'recipe' described in Exodus?
    We've used a couple different kinds. Our seminary makes incense, and we're supposed to use that (but had stopped when we got a couple bad batches that smelled awful). I'm not sure exactly what they put in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    We've used a couple different kinds. Our seminary makes incense, and we're supposed to use that (but had stopped when we got a couple bad batches that smelled awful). I'm not sure exactly what they put in it.
    I had a seminary professor who loved talking about the incense used in the Temple, and how special the recipe was, that nobody was allowed to make it for use other than in the Temple. He liked talking about how the smell would permeate your clothes, and when you left the Temple, you would smell your sleeve and know where you had been. I had never thought about it that way before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    The only time I encounter incense is at church. I'd try burning some at home while I pray, but I'm sure the smoke detectors would riot.
    I burn incense at home, and the smoke detectors have never noticed. Although I usually use sticks because I can't figure out how to get the censer to work properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    What's the incense? Is it based at all on the 'recipe' described in Exodus?
    Probably frankincense mostly, with myrrh and other stuff added.
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