Dubai’s most wanted fragrances
Paris Gallery, one of the Middle East’s largest luxury retailers, has revealed its top 10 best-selling men’s and women’s perfumes in Dubai.
The pool of perfumes selling in Dubai is as diverse as it is enormous. It has everything from Gucci to Tom Ford. Surprisingly, it wasn’t international scents, but Arabian, Oud-based ones, who have dominated the list of the top 10 most wanted perfumes. One of the city’s dominating luxury retailers, Paris Gallery, reveals the winning players. For Him:
\nThe priciest of the lot and number one best seller for men is Amber Oud of Roja Parfums. A 100ml bottle of this fragrance sells for AED3450 ($939). It entails rare oud with rose, cedar-wood, and saffron.
Hugo Boss’ The Scent involves notes of ginger and leather. It’s the brand’s most recent produce and the second most wanted in Dubai. Often referred to as a “fresh” perfume, Silver Mountain Water by Creed has middle notes of sweet black current and green tea, with base notes of musk and sandal-wood. It’s on the pricey side as well, with a 120ml bottle selling for AED1181. New Italy-based brand, Moresque, launched its Art Edition – Aristoqrati fragrance just recently. Already, it’s proven popular in the city. 50ml of this “woody and spicy” number sells for AED1690. Known to create perfumes with a hint of Oud, Tom Ford not long ago created Noir Extreme, an ensemble of wood and amber. In our eyes, anything by Tom Ford is a safe go-to option. For Her:
\nNever mind that the bottle looks really pretty, this Sospiro Accento has an eye-opening combination of jasmine, pepper, and must. It’s the second most expensive on our list of female perfumes, with 100ml selling for AED1427.
Oud Bouquet by Nasamat is described as “citrus and sweet.” The UAE-based brand tries to blend Arabian smells with Western ones. Kilian’s Good Girl Gone Bad combines rose, jasmine, musk, amber, and cedar-wood. Interestingly, its case was inspired by vintage cigarette cases. There’s a reason international brands like Dolce & Gabbana are opting for oud-based smells like the Velvet Desert Oud: people love it! The likes of this perfume sell for much higher than the brand’s non-oud pieces. This is priced at AED1440 per 150ml. Another international brand, Gucci, created an Arabic perfume-inspired number, Gucci Bamboo, with sandalwood notes. It’s the fifth best-seller in Dubai at Paris Gallery.