I'm beginning to sample the various fragrances from Montale and I've had the pleasure of testing an Amouage years ago. To me it seems that there is a very distinct 'flavor' in the fragrances these houses put out that make them instantly recognizable as middle eastern as opposed to french or italian. I love this, and I was wondering it any other houses make fragrances in this vein?
I know that the art of perfumery is practiced very differently in the middle east and it's more individual vendor operated as compared to large houses. But surely Amouage and Montae can't be the sole ambassadors to the west!
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Lorenzo Villoresi: partly
Tauer perfumes: two Moroccan style perfumes
Middle Eastern, South East Asia companies:
Find details in the respective BN threads for Oudhs and Attars
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A very good question, as most of my favourite perfums have something 'exotic' about them. Montale and Serge Lutens are among my top three houses but Amouge underwhelms me (especially for the price). I would very much like to be directed towards a house that offers the same degree of quality and creativity that these two houses offer me. I was hoping that Andy Tauer would follow in a similar vein but, alas, this has not been the case.
Madini Perfume oils are fine quality, offering something uniquely different from western perfumes and at an affordable price.
I think it's time for you to move into the true mukhallats and the oud oils.
Hamil Al Musk
and others I can't remember or are not aware of yet.
I'm sure our members in the Gulf can help you with these further.
Agarscents Bazaar has some nice things too, some their own label and others from one of the above houses.
Oriscent, UNS fine Crafts, Agarscents, Enfleurage, QT Store, etc. for the oud oils.
Tigerflag has some nice attars as does White Lotus Aromatics.
Arabian Bazaar has lot of nice things as does E-Bay Seller Al-Munawwara and don't forget our own
While the above mentioned scents are fantastic, I don't know that they really capture what you are looking for at this point.
Here are some more:
Bahrain eau de parfum
Last edited by anak; 30th August 2008 at 10:37 PM.
Not to steal the thread but as long as we are talking about Middle Eastern perfumes, why is it that some brands (Swiss Arabian, Al Rehab, Rasasi) are DIRT cheap while others like Ajmal or Amouage are rather expensive?
Is Swiss Arabian the Liz Claiborne of the Arab world and Ajmal the Chanel?