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May 17, 2013

List of Western Brands creating Arabian OUD perfumes–2013. Dubai edition. Review.


Khaleejia said: It is well known that every perfume has its owner. In multinational Dubai you  can even recognize nationality by the smell of perfume that is used by an individual.  It’s noted that for example American prefer perfumes with  fresh and clean notes, European gives preferences to citrus&cold, Saudis like spicy attars, those who are from South Asia seem like being addicted to pure smells of flowers jasmine and roses, but about  Emiratis’ choice, mainly it will be traditional arabian fragrant such as dahn el-oud, Amber and Musk with a very old history and secret technic of mixing  that is still kept and shared from mouth to mouth as an inheritance.  Therefore khaleeji and specially Emirati attars are considered to be one of the best in the Arab World. 

European perfume designers who are oriented to the GCC market probably decided  to conquer oud lovers by training  their perfumers  to reach the level of perfection mixing the same ingredients that in fact come out still  little far from the original perfumes made by using secret home made and purely amazing khaltat (mixes).Probably the main mix starts when the West mix with the East... 

 So lets see. We went around the shops in Dubai to find out which famous Western brand perfume has got its own Oud & Amber attar. How pure they are and close to the original ones. We also checked if it is popular or not in the local market. Must say, some perfumes are really caught our attention and made us fall in love with their fragrant…

So here we go:
1. BY ARABIAN ATTARS (YELLOW) 790 drh
(nice local-look design though smell is not that great as expected from the price & the bottle)

2. BY ARABIAN ATTARS (BROWN) 790drh
(same, see above)

3. BY ARABIAN ATTARS (WHITE) 790drh
(same, see above)



4.BY MANCERA “BLACK INTENSIVE AOUD” 445 drh
(nice and long lasting )

5. BY MIEL SAUVAGE “OUD” 385drh
(that is ok but not a long lasting one)

6. BY TIZIANA TERENZI 660 drh
(yes it is light oud but smell disappeared in couple of hours)

7. BY ROBERTO CAVALLI " OUD EDITION"
One of the best in the market. Deserve to be among your home perfume collection. The bottle is a very attractive as well.

8. BY LANCOME “LAUTRE OUD” 660 drh
(beautiful high notes with that earth oud)


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9. BY VERSACE '”OUD” 490 drh
(good but nothing special)

10. BY SAKS FIFTH AVENUE “KHALTAT”
(another good mix)

11.BY ARAMIS “CALLIGRAPHY”
(one of the most popular here)


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12. BY CHOPARD “OUD MALIKI” 550 drh
(beautiful notes of the oud, long lasting and my favorite)


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13.BY TOM FORD “BLACK ORCHID”
(smells expensive, high quality fragrance everybody love and respect TOM FORD for his “TUSCAN LEATER”& “WOOD OUD”)

14. BY DUETO PARFUMS '” CITY OUD”
(new in the market and promise to be popular)
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15. NOIR DE NOUR 850 drh-50 ml
(expensive & mild)

16. BY OPULENT (BAHRAINI) “SHAIK BLUE” 1500 drh – 80 ml.
(Another exclusive and expensive perfume with attractive design though not our favorite)
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17. BY ESTEE LAUDER “AMBER MYSTIQUE”
(one of the best in the list, loved it)

18. BY ESTEE LAUDER “WOOD MYSTIQUE”
(less likes then to “Amber Mystique” but still –a very good one)


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19. BY ST.DUPONT “OUD ORIENTAL”
(well, its ok, but seems like it was made in a hurry)


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20. BY MONTALE “BLACK AOUD”
(enough deep to be oud)

21. BY YVES SAIN LAURAN “OUD ABSOLU”
(probably many can say oud but less absolute)




 
22. BY ALEXANDER J. “OSCENT”
(yes, they try and went not bad )

24. BY TOM FORD “SAHARA NOIR”
(a little different from that oud but still a beautiful fragrance in all means)


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25.   BY JULIETTE HAS A GUN “MIDNIGHT OUD” (made us feel that “oud “ is written on the bottle just to attract oud fans.)


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We know there are much more are left behind, and if you have something to share,we would only feel happy to know what else among Arabian oud and Amber fragrant that mixed by Western brands  we can find in the markets around the world. Here we shared situation in the local UAE market and hope this post will give you some useful tips. Would appreciate your feedback. New special exclusive posts about perfume await you. What means homemade perfume in khaleej, what is that special way to use perfume in houses and for clothes, that you always can say “This is a house of an Arab family”. We will keep posting and hope you will keep reading and thank you all for following our Facebook page and support!

1 comment:

  1. Assalam Alaykum Khaleejiah!

    a very interesting post. Mash´Allah!

    ReplyDelete

will appreciate your kind notes :)