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    • Fragrance Foundation Arabia

      Features
      by Published on 14th May 2012 01:30 PM

      Most of us may think of Paris when the subject of perfume is raised, but the fact is that the Middle East has held fragrance at the heart of its culture far longer than Western Europe. The Bedouins of the Empty Quarter have been using rose oils, sandalwood, frankincense and, of course, oud, to scent their homes and their bodies for centuries, so it’s not surprising that the souqs of the UAE, Kuwait and Oman have long been an excellent source of traditional, oil-based attars.
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      Perfume News
      Published on 14th May 2012 05:09 AM

      On 27-28 May, Dubai will host the Second Middle East Fragrance Summit. The event is designed to be a global platform for industry thought leaders to come together to discuss, ideate and innovate, as well as strategize on how to tap the unlimited potential of the Middle East fragrance retail market. With a wide spectrum of topics from niche retail to innovative ideas in visual merchandising.
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      Perfume News
      by Published on 21st October 2010 04:47 AM

      Fragrance Foundation Arabia have revealed the line-up of local and international personalities who will form the jury panel for the region’s first ‘FiFi Awards’ to be held on the 30 November, 2010. The panel will judge which fragrances will be the winners of the first FiFi's in the Middle East. “The success of a perfume is more than just in its fragrance. It needs to be marketed, packaged and put in retail intelligently”, explains Grit Pannier, President of Fragrance Foundation Arabia. “That is why we have chosen our jury from different backgrounds and sectors to put the judgement on a broader platform.”
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