Arabian Nights - Sultry Scents of the Middle East

Arabian Nights - Sultry Scents of the Middle East

Fragrances of the Middle East

Arabian Inspired Fragrances

Throughout the Arabic region men and women approach fragrance in a ritualistic fashion, layering on scents in clothing, on their hair, and in the air using bakhoor. Below are some of the modern Middle East perfumes that have influence perfumery.

Inspired by the colder weather, we present some warm and sultry perfumes.


Estee Lauder Wood Mystique perfume
Estee Lauder Wood Mystique

Rose, jasmine, cedar, and agarwood.
woody oriental - 3.4oz EDP / $175
Byredo Seven Veils perfume
Byredo Seven Veils

Carrot, tiger orchid, and vanilla.
spicy oriental - 3.4oz EDP / $220
Amouage Fate Woman fragrances
Amouage Fate Woman

Chili, rose, frankincense, and oakmoss.
chypre oriental - 3.4oz EDP / $375
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud fragrance
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud

Dark wood, deep amber, smoke.
oriental - 1.7oz EDP / $270
Tom Ford Oud Fleur perfume
Tom Ford Oud Fleur

Oud (agarwood) and rose.
woody chypre - 1.7oz EDP / $270
Jo Malone Saffron fragrances
Jo Malone Saffron

Incense, pink pepper, saffron, and sandalwood.
spicy woody - 3.4oz EDC / $145

Try: Terry de Gunzburg Ombre Mercure - Violet, benzoin, and patchouli.


Inspired by: (Long, April. "Department of Synergy." Elle Nov. 2013: 278-284)





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