I'm back in the middle east as some of you might know (yeah I'm deluded, thinking anybody pays attention to what I say). The middle east is a great place to be if you love perfumes, despite the fact I'm yet to meet a single good SA in here. I have been to Kuwait's Autumn Perfume exhibition, which was a little bit of a disappointment compared to last years. Mostly Eastern brands, and I've mentioned in a couple of threads before my huge disappointment with contemporary middle eastern creations. Nothing impressive, hell even the Guerlain section has only 2 or 3 of their private collection. Absolutely not worth a visit; well, at least Arabian oud had a 50% discount.
But, I'm going to Dubai in a week or two, for a very limited time, probably 3 days tops. And I was wondering where to head in there? So far I only have Wafi Mall on my list, maybe Dubai Mall to go to Hermes. I'm not sure what houses have boutiques in Dubai, or their official sellers. I'm mainly looking for MPG/Serge Lutens. I know Paris Gallery is their biggest luxury perfume store. I hope the one in Wafi Mall offers a large selection.
Also, anybody knows if Amouage are cheaper in the boutique? they cost $150 for 50ml/$180 for 100ml here in Kuwait. I'm not going to bother to take a trip to the boutique if it's no cheaper.
P.S.: Considering the Perfume Exhibition in Kuwait, if anybody is interested in something let me know. Almost All Arabian perfume houses, and obviously all types of oud, real Ambergris and even real deer musk (of varying qualities of course) are available oils along with the common middle eastern floral oils (Jasmine, Rose...etc) Only if you're serious please.