Middle Eastern Scents

    Middle Eastern Scents

    post #1 of 29
    Thread Starter 
    Are there any Middle Eastern scents you guys are familiar with?
    post #2 of 29

    Amouage?

    post #3 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Amouage?
    I think that since the fragrances are made in The Sultanate of Oman, that they qualify as a valid answer to the OP's question.
    post #4 of 29
    Do you mean perfumes that embody the Arabian perfume feeling?
    post #5 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Amouage?
    +1.
    post #6 of 29
    The Middle East is huge. Be specific.
    post #7 of 29

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post


    I think that since the fragrances are made in The Sultanate of Oman, that they qualify as a valid answer to the OP's question.

    Interesting point: I thought that too, but looked at my bottle and it says "Made in the UK"!!!!

    post #8 of 29

    What sort of fragrance are you looking for exactly O.P.?

    If you let us know your existing favourites it may give us useful clues.

    My fairly small collection of scents is as varied as the countries in which they originated, both in terms of cost and type.

    post #9 of 29
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by aphexacidView Post

    Do you mean perfumes that embody the Arabian perfume feeling?

    Yes
    post #10 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rumView Post

    Interesting point: I thought that too, but looked at my bottle and it says "Made in the UK"!!!!
    That's news to me as I don't own any Amouage. Perhaps they have moved production facilities to the UK.
    post #11 of 29

    A nice cheapie you may want to try is Raghba. It can be purchased on Ebay for about $25.00 (that was the price when I purchased it).

    post #12 of 29
    LDDM & Wazamba.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mansoorView Post

    Yes
    post #13 of 29
    Interlude by amouage
    post #14 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mansoorView Post


    Yes

    If thats the case, then i would look for perfumes that contain ingredients that are staples. Oud, Rose, Amber.

    One that comes to mind that i always get some interesting comments on is Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan.

    Another is Montale Aoud Musk.

    post #15 of 29
    Middle Eastern Fragrances are often equated with Oud, Incense, wood, and spices. Montale is a good niche house to get samples from. Amouage also, as mentioned Interlude Man or Opus VI are great, though expensive. If you can get a sample of Jesus de Pozo's Arabian Nights, that is inexpensive and smells of oud and incense. ThePerfumedCourt has an Oud sample set of 10 or so different oud fragrances.
    post #16 of 29

    One can also go to asf-dubaishopdotcom to check out different lines such as Syed Junaid Alam, Arabian Oudh, Amouage Oman, etc.

    post #17 of 29

    I live in the Sultanate of Oman,

    And have been to Amouage factory a lot,

    Not a single scent is made here,

    All of them come from Grasse and other places and then diluted

    And packaged here.

    However the vision and inspiration behind every scent is collaborative between the creative director, Christofer Chong and the Omani directors.

    As for OP, my experience with all Middle Eastern scents which are made in French and Western style is that they are linear and superficial.

    But when it comes to the Oud and the real middle eastern essence, nothing comes close,

    And that is primarilybecause IFRA rules do not apply here, so companies here use the real thing!

    To name a few:

    The house of Arabian Oud, they have a couple of oriental scents like Somou (sadly discontinued) and Woody. Never smelled anything from a Western offering like them.

    ASAQ: they have Dehn Oud Ateeq; I can not describe it until you try it for yourselves.

    Personally I like the niche houses which are in the middle like: Serge Lutens, Mondale, Guerlain...

    post #18 of 29

    Is the new factory complex in Oman not functional, Salim?

    I have some 'attars' that were mixed there a while back, although they were bought privately.

    I do agree that people should think of exploring A.S.A.Q., Ajmal and others, although I feel that they may be best sourced outside Europe.

    8/5/13 at 9:46pm

    mansoor said:



    Are there any Middle Eastern scents you guys are familiar with?

    8/5/13 at 9:50pm

    naylor said:



    Amouage?

    8/5/13 at 9:59pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Amouage?
    I think that since the fragrances are made in The Sultanate of Oman, that they qualify as a valid answer to the OP's question.

    8/5/13 at 11:05pm

    aphexacid said:



    Do you mean perfumes that embody the Arabian perfume feeling?

    8/6/13 at 3:34am

    Oslo-Fjord said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Amouage?
    +1.

    8/6/13 at 6:10am

    hedonist222 said:



    The Middle East is huge. Be specific.

    8/6/13 at 6:23am

    rum said:




    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post


    I think that since the fragrances are made in The Sultanate of Oman, that they qualify as a valid answer to the OP's question.

    Interesting point: I thought that too, but looked at my bottle and it says "Made in the UK"!!!!

    8/6/13 at 6:31am

    lpp said:



    What sort of fragrance are you looking for exactly O.P.?

    If you let us know your existing favourites it may give us useful clues.

    My fairly small collection of scents is as varied as the countries in which they originated, both in terms of cost and type.

    8/6/13 at 9:32am

    mansoor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by aphexacidView Post

    Do you mean perfumes that embody the Arabian perfume feeling?

    Yes

    8/6/13 at 10:51am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rumView Post

    Interesting point: I thought that too, but looked at my bottle and it says "Made in the UK"!!!!
    That's news to me as I don't own any Amouage. Perhaps they have moved production facilities to the UK.

    8/6/13 at 11:02am

    sjg3839 said:



    A nice cheapie you may want to try is Raghba. It can be purchased on Ebay for about $25.00 (that was the price when I purchased it).

    8/6/13 at 11:09am

    rynegne said:



    LDDM & Wazamba.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mansoorView Post

    Yes

    8/6/13 at 11:28am

    Preston H said:



    Interlude by amouage

    8/6/13 at 11:36am

    aphexacid said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mansoorView Post


    Yes

    If thats the case, then i would look for perfumes that contain ingredients that are staples. Oud, Rose, Amber.

    One that comes to mind that i always get some interesting comments on is Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan.

    Another is Montale Aoud Musk.

    8/6/13 at 11:50am

    Possum-Pie said:



    Middle Eastern Fragrances are often equated with Oud, Incense, wood, and spices. Montale is a good niche house to get samples from. Amouage also, as mentioned Interlude Man or Opus VI are great, though expensive. If you can get a sample of Jesus de Pozo's Arabian Nights, that is inexpensive and smells of oud and incense. ThePerfumedCourt has an Oud sample set of 10 or so different oud fragrances.

    8/6/13 at 12:23pm

    CapriDog said:



    One can also go to asf-dubaishopdotcom to check out different lines such as Syed Junaid Alam, Arabian Oudh, Amouage Oman, etc.

    8/6/13 at 1:02pm

    salim96 said:



    I live in the Sultanate of Oman,

    And have been to Amouage factory a lot,

    Not a single scent is made here,

    All of them come from Grasse and other places and then diluted

    And packaged here.

    However the vision and inspiration behind every scent is collaborative between the creative director, Christofer Chong and the Omani directors.

    As for OP, my experience with all Middle Eastern scents which are made in French and Western style is that they are linear and superficial.

    But when it comes to the Oud and the real middle eastern essence, nothing comes close,

    And that is primarilybecause IFRA rules do not apply here, so companies here use the real thing!

    To name a few:

    The house of Arabian Oud, they have a couple of oriental scents like Somou (sadly discontinued) and Woody. Never smelled anything from a Western offering like them.

    ASAQ: they have Dehn Oud Ateeq; I can not describe it until you try it for yourselves.

    Personally I like the niche houses which are in the middle like: Serge Lutens, Mondale, Guerlain...

    8/6/13 at 1:09pm

    lpp said:



    Is the new factory complex in Oman not functional, Salim?

    I have some 'attars' that were mixed there a while back, although they were bought privately.

    I do agree that people should think of exploring A.S.A.Q., Ajmal and others, although I feel that they may be best sourced outside Europe.





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