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July 9, 2024

Angam Alhaithami – Owner & Operator, Island Perfume 

The Timeless Elegance of Arabian Oils and Perfumes


Arabian oils and perfumes have long captivated the world with their rich, exotic scents and luxurious appeal. Rooted in ancient traditions and crafted with meticulous care, these fragrances are more than just scents; they are a journey through history and culture.

The Rich History of Arabian Perfumes:

The history of Arabian perfumes dates back thousands of years. The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Arabia were among the first to discover the art of perfumery. They utilized natural ingredients such as flowers, herbs, and resins to create aromatic concoctions used in religious rituals, medical practices, and daily life.

Oud, also known as agarwood, is perhaps the most iconic ingredient in Arabian perfumery. This precious resin, extracted from the heartwood of Aquilaria trees, has been cherished for centuries for its deep, woody aroma. Another staple is rose, specifically the Damask rose, which adds a floral richness to many traditional blends.

The Allure of Arabian Oils:

Unlike alcohol-based perfumes, Arabian oils are made from pure essential oils. This gives them a number of unique advantages:

  • Longevity: Oil-based perfumes have a longer-lasting scent as they adhere better to the skin.
  • Intensity: The absence of alcohol means the fragrance is more concentrated and intense.
  • Skin Benefits: Essential oils can also have moisturizing and soothing properties, making them gentle on the skin.


Arabian oils and perfumes represent a rich heritage and a dedication to the art of fragrance. Their unique compositions and luxurious appeal make them a timeless choice for those seeking a scent that is both exotic and elegant. Whether you’re a long-time admirer or new to the world of Arabian perfumery, these fragrances offer a sensory journey that is truly unparalleled.

March 19, 2024

Martin Kerr – Assistant General Manager,  Saks Fifth Avenue Polaris

Top 3 picks:

1. Parfums de Marly – Delina Royal Essence Eau de Parfum


This sensual bouquet structured with Turkish rose, lily of the valley and peony grows in strength and complexity through a fruity trio of lychee, rhubarb and bergamot spiced with nutmeg. The base notes of cashmere wood and musk give depth to Delina and make it a subtle yet mysterious fragrance. Made in France.

Top Notes:

  • Rhubarb
  • Lychee
  • Bergamot essence

Heart Notes:

  • Turkish rose
  • Peony
  • Vanilla

2.  Creed – Aventus Eau de Parfum


The bestselling men’s fragrance in the history of the House of Creed, Aventus celebrates strength, power, success, and heritage, a sophisticated scent, perfect for the modern discerning gentleman. Sensual, audacious, and contemporary, this rich and iconic Eau de Parfum combines tantalizing fruity head notes of apple, blackcurrant, pink pepper, and bergamot with a complementary fresh and fruity heart of jasmine, pineapple and patchouli. Rounding off this bold and elegant men’s fragrance spray is a rich, woody base of oakmoss, cedarwood, birch, and Creed’s signature ingredient, Ambroxan, for the ultimate olfactive experience. Made in France.

Head Notes:

  • Lemon

3. Tom Ford – Oud Wood Eau de Parfum


This amplified fragrance masterpiece smolders with prized sandalwood, vetiver, oud notes, and a flash of warm spices. This fragrance reveals astounding facets of the iconic oud ingredient. Natural essences of invigorating cardamom and patchouli bow to a rich blend of prized woods warmed by seductive vanilla, tonka bean facets, and glowing amber resins. OUD WOOD PARFUM is contained in a deep grey iteration of the iconic Private Blend bottle. Finished with beveled, platinum-colored plaques, it is an extravagant addition to any vanity or grooming area. Made in USA.

Key Notes: 

  • Pink Pepper
  • Amber