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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Summer is just around the corner in UAE, so you should know about these perfect niche fragrances

Summer is a season when choosing a fragrance that isn't too strong or overpowering can be difficult. You need something that isn't too heavy. Something fresh and floral, but not at all woody - something airy, perhaps. Here are a few of our favorites for this summer season. Listed below is a complete list of our favorite summer activities.

Rosendo Mateu - N°1 Eau de Parfum
With its top note inspired by the Mediterranean feeling of springtime and the freshness of spring air, this fragrance has a feeling of the beginning of summer.
In the fragrance's heart, the middle note and body are composed of fragrant white flowers like muguet,  jasmine, bitter orange blossom, or neroli. Based on careful work of the base notes, the freshness of its floral smell, aromatic green tea, has not been neutralized on the skin.  

Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Universalis Cologne Forte
It is the bright, sensational and emotional collection of Cologne forte.
The Cologne forte Collection is intended to invoke emotions of lightness and pleasantness during any period in your life, by embodying the feelings of happiness and enjoyment you may experience at different points in your lifetime in a manner that inspires emotion in all its forms.
It is a perfume with a sizeable burst of vibrancy created by the Calabrian bergamot note accompanied by a soft, white musk accord which embraces a radiant burst of fresh white flowers. The luminous aura gives this modern eau de parfum a feeling of joy, and the elegant sillage imparts a sense of refinement and sophisticated elegance.

Floraiku - Sleeping On The Roof
An alcohol-free perfume that is long-lasting, Sleeping on the Roof provides delicate scenting and gentle moisturizing without hurting hair. It is perfect for summer travels and for everyday use.
In the ShadowingTM collection by Flora*ku, you can make your fragrance unique by choosing from one of seven fragrances. This is my choice of who I want to be today - what am I going to be? Just the way it is, no layering or mixing.
This light shadow is you. Composed of Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom and Amber Musk, this floral and musky fragrance with a green accent will complement your Floraiku fragrance.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Universalis Forte
Like gold in the summer, this is an aerial fragrance that is light and powerful at the same time. As a perfume extract, it is comparable to the 40% concentration in this product.
Description of odours
•    From Calabria, Bergamot
•    Citrus From Sicily
•    Bouquet of White Flowers
•    Moroccan Rose Absolute
•    Egyptian Jasmine Absolute
•    Musky Wood Moroccan Rose Absolute

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Les Eaux Primordiales - SUPERFLUIDE Musk - EDP
Winter cold and summer heat can be alleviated with this icing sugar version of white musk. Despite feeling like summer will never end, we smell an intoxicating white jasmine tea and lychee sorbet. This captivating superfluide is a timeless and sophisticated delight for anyone to enjoy.

•    Aldehydes
•    Neroli
•    Ambrette
•    Rose
•    Iris
•    Violet
•    Benzoin
•    White Musks
•    Ambroxan

Ormaie - 28° 100ml

The 28° fragrance of Ormaie is a bright solar note that evokes a summer walk. A unique note created by white flowers, monoi, and shea butter evokes holidays and adventure to far-flung places. With a combination of  floral notes highlighted by vanilla , citruses and everlasting flower, the scent opens with light citruses and floral notes.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

A winning formula: Baccarat Rouge 540, Dubai's most luxurious perfume.

When it comes to fragrances, it can be challenging to find a scent that everyone likes, but Baccarat Rouge 540 might have done it for Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

There is nothing ordinary about the scent. In fact, when I was wearing the perfume, Rihanna complimented me in praise of how good it smells.

"You smell good," Rih said as she walked past me at the premiere of Savage X Fenty.


A senior editor for Vogue's fashion and culture department put it best:, “In addition to the notes, exceptional perfumes also demonstrate the artisanship behind them, Feelings evoked by them.” I will always remember that story even though it didn't happen to me, I will always remember that story even though it didn't happen to me. While rushing down the subway stairs during a rush hour one morning, As a fragrance expert, she grabbed my attention as she walked the other way and asked me about it, According to her, I could not be allowed to leave without asking her.

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Similar experiences have also been reported by fans of the Baccarat Rouge 540 perfume. Nordstrom's website features a review from a reviewer who works in the legal/justice field. It has been a while since I was in court during a hearing that was in progress and defendant was going to risk contempt charges with me in order to ask me what I was wearing!” One person said, “Get him this to enable him to do whatever he wants and smell like a CEO!”

Can you describe the smell of Baccarat Rouge 540? Even though it seems to always be a scent that draws attention from others, it is not at all overpowering. Floral and woody aroma are both sophisticated and subtly decadent. There are few scents that are truly universally flattering both for men and women due to their unique notes of jasmine, ambergris, and cedar. The price per spritz (and compliments) make it more expensive than most fragrances, but it is definitely worth it. Luminous fragrance persists all day long with just a flick on the wrist.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

It's good for women to put on perfumes that have a story

 Discovering the best perfumes for women can be a tricky process, with a multitude of fragrances available on the market, and a line between excellent and great perfumes deserves attention. An extraordinary perfume evokes a story through its notes, through the skills and craftsmanship that are put into it, and through the emotions it invokes. If you smell the right thing, it can boost your confidence, bring back fond memories, or cause you to smile. 

Since I've made the rookie mistakes when shopping for perfume-come after hours, buy without trying, and get sucked in by the pretty packing without thinking about the product inside-I've squandered a great deal of time searching in vain. I fail to be excited by plenty of perfectly fine, perfectly inoffensive new scents that have been released but are well-known classics. It is scents that are unique, stand out from the norm, and have a complete sense of their intent that fascinate me. You don't have to create esoteric niche pieces or designer editions that break the bank to create original jewelry; just be yourself.

At the moment, top-tier perfumes aren't just ordinary; they're five-star, top-tier standouts. Best perfumes for women have an elevated quality created with ingenuity and artisanal expertise. Whether it's the preservation of artisanal techniques, the callback to classical literature, or a poetic ode to nature, these feel special, and that is what we all seek in the end. 

Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady

There are many ways to interpret a rose, and in Malle's Portrait of a Lady, his versatility is apparent. According to the way in which it is used, the note can sound hot, spicy, or sophisticated. This quality has been displayed through hits like Lipstick Rose by Ralf Schwieger and Rose & Cuir by Jean-Claude Ellena, a vetiver cocktail loaded with rose. 

The flower is taken in a bold direction by Dominique Ropion's Portrait of a Lady, however. In this blend, Turkish rose is combined with earthy elements such as patchouli, sandalwood, and frankincense, and topped with raspberry and blackcurrant for a bit of zing. Malle is named after Isabel Archer. She was a passionate free spirit who spritzed on a bit of perfume before an evening out in the eternal city in Henry James' novel of the same name. 


Gucci A Chant for the Nymph

The Gucci designs of Alessandro Michele seduce with their fairy tale quality. Throughout the Alchemist's Garden fragrance collection, the designer evokes myths and folk tales. In keeping with its otherworldly name, the frangipani-themed A Chant for the Nymph stays true to its title. The scent takes its inspiration from tropical forests, with its ylang-ylang and Tiare notes bringing to mind Narnia, Middle Earth, or King's Landing.

Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant

Tom Ford is not a brand; it's a lifestyle. His aesthetic is so recognizable that picturing tanned models in sunglasses fills your head whenever his name is mentioned. I have spoken about Ford's previous Soleil fragrance releases, but it is the newest, Soleil Brûlant, that I want to highlight. Amber, incense, and black honey add an air of luxury to the metallic bottle that looks like a gold brick. Even though Soleil Brûlant is extravagant, it isn't brash. In addition to pink pepper and mandarin, this scent is also sexy thanks to lighter notes.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme

From the first whiff, Amyris Femme is obvious as a transportive scent. Designed by Francis Kurkdjian, this dreamy floral blends Jamaican amyris with Florentine iris and an array of citrus notes. This summer, the scent went viral after a rave review was posted to TikTok. The bright, effervescent beauty of Kurkdjian's design should appeal to anyone, regardless of their generation. 


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Parfums de Marly Safanad

Your vanity already has a bottle of Delina. Its pastel bottle can often be found in the background of a beauty post on Instagram (the flamboyant bottle of Parfums de Marly's lychee-infused blockbuster has popped up everywhere of late), and its sister scents are equally tempting. Safanad, a sophisticated and feminine fruity-floral scent developed by renowned perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, is made up of orange blossom and pear. In addition to its lush scent, this product boasts a golden juice that mirrors its golden color. As a result, it will become a hot topic on Instagram soon. 

Dior Vanilla Diorama
What are your thoughts on Christian Dior being a foodie? His personal favorite dessert was one created specifically for him in the famed Maxim's restaurant in Paris, a pastry designed for him by the legendary designer. Dior's in-house perfumer Francois Demachy decided to pay homage to this lost recipe for the Diorama Gourmand despite the fact that it is lost to history. Accordingly, Demachy came up with a perfume loaded with vanilla, rum, and cocoa to match the sugary theme of the menu at Maxim's. Despite the natural ingredients such as patchouli, amber, and vanilla, it is the tangy, sweet and addictive aspect of the final blend that will make you crave chocolate for days to come.

Acqua di Parma Blue Mediterranio Bergamotto di Calabria la Spugnatura

The Alpina Acqua di Parma is the expert when it comes to sprays that smell of zesty, citrus. The brand has been perfecting its signature style since 1916. This has been achieved by continuously introducing new and varied colognes with a sparkling and light scent. Blue Mediterranio Bergamotto di Calabria la Spugnatura, therefore, does not just offer a different take on an old idea, it does so with a delicately executed (and luxurious) treatment of it as well. Using "spugnatura", a technique that utilizes sea sponges to extract the oil from fruit, they have created a powerful version of the Bergamot oil without contamination from the peel. There are many ways to extract Bergamot oil, but “spugnatura” uses it in its most potent form and without sacrificing its effectiveness. A family-run orchard in the region of Zonar has exclusively produced this handcraft ever since its invention in 1700. With a robust, bright, and bold take on spugnatura, AdP is able to create a scent steeped in history while preserving the tradition of spugnatura. 

Xerjoff Apollonia

There have been countless novels, films, and even a perfume written about the 1969 Apollo 13 moon landing. A floral with a celestial white bouquet accented with orris butter, inspired by the story of man's first walking on the moon, was launched by the Xerjoff founder Sergio Momo. I know these days, a fragrance based on the final frontier could sound icy and imposing if it was conceived in a vacuum like space, but Apollonia's iris and musk blend is a warm and welcoming tribute to the endless possibilities of space. 

Kilian Forbidden Games

Kilian's forbidden games defy classification. Its opening scent is a delectable honeyed peach aroma sprinkled with cinnamon after being drizzled with honey. As time passes, we see osmanthus and tuberose appear, pushing the whole thing into floral territory, but the things could have ended there. It's not until a couple of hours later that you can enjoy the smoky and resinous sensuality that finds its way into opoponax. The fragrance takes you on a journey, keeping you in suspense to the very end. 

Memo Paris Tamarindo

Located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica's Playa de Tamarindo is a popular surf spot thanks to its natural beauty. When perfumer Sophie Labbé was creating Memo's pineapple and cardamom blend, she was inspired by Tamarindo's beaches and dense forests. Memo has taken the experience to a new level with the scent and imagery from the region. Séverin Millet and Zingonia Zingone, who captured the scent's essence via an art project, have created a book that represents the scent's essence.
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Chloe Vanilla Planifolia

There is something extraordinary about vanilla's origins. Spices are harvested in tropical climates all over the world, even though they are now often associated with sweet dishes. A yellow-and-white orchid, the planifolia orchid, produces a flower with a unique aroma that differs from the plant's pods. During Quentin Bisch's apprenticeship he learned all of this and vowed to create a scent based on this blossom at some point in the future. A few years later, he invented Vanilla Planifolia for the famous Parisian fashion house, Chloe, which became a worldwide sensation. 

Juliette Has a Gun, Not a Perfume

The difference in perspective can sometimes make a difference in elevating the ordinary to something extraordinary. In addition to being a perfume, Juliette Has a Gun's Not a Perfume is made from a single ingredient, Cetalox, a synthetic created by the firm that makes fragrances and flavors. Originally used as a perfume base, it has been replaced by ambergris as a result of its composition in the digestive systems of sperm whales that began to be used as a perfume ingredient since the 1600s. The fact that Cetalox has been on the background for nearly twenty years despite its historic popularity is a testament to how far it has come since its emergence in 2009.

Creed Aventus for Her

In 2010, Creed launched the delicious chypre, Aventus, with pineapple and bergamot fragrance. In spite of being created as a men's fragrance, Aventus became an instant hit among online perfume communities. Consequently, Creed created a version for women while retaining the freshness of the original. As with Aventus, For Her offers that same fruity brightness, but with green apples and berries alongside cassis, roses, and ylang-ylang instead of ananas slices. The scent projects power from the first spritz. Inspired by women who wield power. 

Ormonde Jayne Tolu

The fragrances developed by Ormonde Jayne feature unexpected elements. A force to be reckoned with in English perfumery, founder Linda Pilkington introduced notes like champaca and oud as the center of interest. This product from Ormonde Jayne explores a relatively unknown ingredient in its composition, the Peruvian tree resin. With juniper berry, clary sage, and muguet and top notes of creamy, warm, and inviting Tolu, you'll discover its namesake balsam. By the time this liquid dries, it will have a velvety finish that will impress you. 

Stora Skuggan Mistpouffer
Mistpouffers or sky quakes are natural phenomena that produce a loud, booming sound. Sky quakes, which occur frequently and all over the world during foggy weather conditions, are often heard near bodies of water. The French refer to them as "canons de mer" while the Japanese call them uminari, or "cries from the sea." These sounds have been linked to numerous things including thunderstorms, underground earthquakes, and solar storms, but seismologists are still trying to find out the cause. In this unfathomable blend of immortelle, fig leaf, and malt sugar, the collective behind Stockholm niche perfumery Stora Skuggan seeks to bottle its mystery. 

Valentino Voce Viva Intensa
It's not hard to see how Lady Gaga and Valentino are connected in Voce Viva, Valentino's floral scent, which is a spirited floral. Like Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, Gaga appreciates tradition despite breaking boundaries as a performer. In Voce Viva, the juxtaposition of old-school glamour and modern artistry is on full display. Citrus blossoms and jasmine absolute are pure classics, but bourbon vanilla and herbaceous moss give them an extra boost. As a result of this unexpected combination, the scent's potency and volume are ratcheted up in the new Intensa version.

Mizensir Tres Chere

People used pen and paper to share their feelings before swiping right and late-night texts became commonplace. Tres Chere, the new fragrance from perfumer Alberto Morillas, pays homage to the special quality of love letters made by snail mail. A mixture of orange blossom and Ambroxan—a chemical substitute for ambergris' animalic scent—this is incredibly ladylike. Still, it offers something for everyone with its jasmine sambac notes and sandalwood notes.  

Initio Parfums Privé Psychedelic Love
It isn't just love that must be euphoric, but also euphoric infatuation, that kind of intense over-the-top passion that makes for thrilling novels and exhilarating dramas. It is about the latter that Initio Parfums Privé's Psychedelic Love explores in a unique way. The chemical molecule Hedione HC, which has a scent similar to magnolia and is used in the perfume industry, activates human pheromones, studies have shown. One of the key notes in Psychedelic Love is the rose note that works so beautifully with the heliotrope, myrrh, and heliotrope notes. Will this be the scent that brings true love to those who wear it? They will definitely smell great regardless of whether they work or not. 

Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum
In 1921, Chanel No. 5 sent shockwaves throughout the world of perfumery, becoming one of the most important moments in the history of fragrance. Ernest Beaux, a Russian-born French perfumer, was introduced to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel a year earlier in Cannes. The fifth of these creations, Chanel selected, was one of his favorites. The scent would eventually become the world's most famous scent after being introduced as an ultra-exclusive Christmas gift for Chanel's best clients. Beauté, despite being 100 years old, its blend of rose, jasmine, and synthetic aldehydes, all of which would go on to become iconic ingredients in No. 5, remains iconic 100 years after its creation. As part of the milestone anniversary celebrations, Chanel introduced its factory collection, featuring its signature No. 5 scent across a host of products, as well as limited-edition products like body lotions, oils, and bath tablets.

Guerlain Cuir Béluga
This is one of the scents that deserves the "best of" status from Guerlain. In the past few years, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, and La Petite Robe Noire have all become huge hits at the house of Mitsouko. In spite of this, there are some underrated gems in the brand as well. Among enthusiasts of niche fragrances, one of the most popular fragrances from the brand's L'Art & La Matière collection is Cuir Béluga. As enveloping and luxurious as its namesake caviar, with a focus on leather and powdery notes, this fragrance focuses on leather as it blends with powder notes and vanilla.


Byredo La Tulipe

Even Byredo's most popular floral is something a little different. Initially, La Tulipe's notes of cyclamen, freesia, and (obviously) tulips seem fresh and inviting, but as the scent dries down, the woods and vetiver take on a darker character. During tulip season, when tulips are just starting to bloom, it will transport you to Bollenstreek in the Netherlands.

Bond No. 9 NoMad
Its name is reminiscent of the district surrounding Madison Square even if you don't associate Bond New York scents with a particular part of New York City. Woody and spiced, this blend gives you a feeling of wanderlust. As the scent progresses, it gains the sensual richness of amber and oud. The scent starts fruity with jammy notes of blackcurrant, pear, and quince.

BDK Tabac Rose
If you crave chocolate (or cigarettes, for that matter), then BDK's Tabac Rose will be right up your alley. Aromatic notes like rose, cinnamon, plum, and pink pepper combine to create the flavors of a sweet, tangy dessert. Patchouli, resin, and tobacco add a sophisticated touch to David Benedek's creation while preventing it from becoming saccharine. There aren't many rose-centric perfumes like this one: it feels novel, no matter how many you've tried before.


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