Revealed: Arabian Perfumes with the best scents

Because who doesn’t want to smell like a million bucks?
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There’s something luxurious about Arabian Perfumes. We’re not sure if it’s the fact that their wearers leave their scent merely by walking past, or that they can last up to a good 24 hours. Either way, we’re hooked on Arabian Perfumes. In the below list, we selected the ones we think smell the most luxurious, or “high-class,” if you will.
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1. Ehsas by Al Haramain Perfumes:

\nIf a perfume features wood, rose, citrus, and white flowers, it’s bound to smell good. Ehsas, meaning “feeling” in Arabic, sounds like a fresh smell suitable for any occasion. Al Haramain Perfumes is a Dubai-based firm that has shops across the GCC, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
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2. Reckless and Scandal by Roja Parfum:

\nReckless, a ladies’ perfume by Roja, entails orange, sandalwood, and musk. We’re big fans of these components because together they smell strong but fresh and floral.

\nFor men, we like the brand’s Scandal perfume, which boasts top notes of lemon, middle notes of lavender, and base notes of cedarwood and musk. If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re big on citrus and florals.\n
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3. Royal Mayfair and Royal Princess Oud by Creed:

\nCreed is one of our favourite brands for Arabian Perfumes. It’s like the Chanel of Arabian Perfumes. The brand’s men’s perfume, Royal Mayfair, features a pine top note pine, a rose middle note, and an orange and cedar base note amongst other scents. It sounds pretty royal to us.

\nCreed’s ladies’ perfume, Royal Princess Oud, houses a violet top note, Jasmin middle note, and sandalwood base note.
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4. Tamima by Moresque:

\nThis is an oud-based perfume with wood, orange, eucalyptus, and amber. It’s recommended by cosmetic giant Paris Gallery as one of its top selling perfumes. Considering the firm is one of the leading ones in the Middle East, their selection is probably one to try.
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5. Oud Bouquet by Nasamat:

\nAlso recommended by Paris Gallery is another oud-based scent by Nasamat. Thought it features over a dozen notes, from bergamot to vanilla, it still manages to smell equally floral and fresh.
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6. Yas Malaki by Yas Perfumes:

\nOne of Abu Dubai’s leading Arabian Perfumes brand would probably be Yas Perfumes. It’s the house’ high quality scents that make it stand out. One of its best perfumes is Yas Malaki, the second world meaning “Royal.” It harvests base notes of oud and a “mysterious, addictive scent.” We don’t know what that scent is but it’s definitely addictive.
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7. Oud Wood by Tom Ford:

\nLet’s just get one thing clear: anything by Tom Ford is a go-to. Among the many designers who have gone Arabic with their perfumes is Ford, and he does Arabic well. His Oud Wood creation has rose, sandal wood, cardamom, pepper, and amber. Did we mention that it’s Tom Ford?
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8. Intense Oud by Gucci:

\nThis unisex perfume by Gucci is everything you’d expect from an Arabic perfume, though we would have liked it to be a bit stronger and last a bit longer. It entails incense, woody notes, leather, amber, and oud.
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9. The One Royal Night by Dolce and Gabbana:

\nWe want to buy Dolce and Gabbana’s The One Royal Night just for the bottle. How authentic does it look? The smell itself is not bad either – who are we kidding, it’s amazing. Then again, we didn’t expect any less from D&G. In case you’re wondering, it contains nutmeg, cardamom, amber, pear wood, and fruit blossom.
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10. Oud Ispahan by Christian Dior:

\nEven Christian Dior has crossed over to the Arabic side, with the brand’s Oud Ispahad having launched recently. It feature traditional oud scents, rose and balsamic notes, and a hint of amber. The brand have equally impressive oud-based perfumes for men.
Thu 14 Jan 2016 05:09 PM GST