Eid is around the corner and if you’re still looking for some gifting inspiration for your loved ones or a little fragrant treat for yourself, this post might come in handy!
Fragrance du Bois New York 5th Avenue – One of the most evocative fragrances on my list is New York 5th Avenue – A fragrance from the brand’s Fashion Capitals collection that takes its inspiration from some of the world’s most iconic cities – London, Paris, Milan and New York, which also are regarded as luxury fashion, shopping and cultural destinations. This is a Spicy, Woody Oriental fragrance that is dedicated to the magic of winter and the holidays in New York City particularly 5th Avenue street. The brand uses only 100% pure, sustainable, and the highest quality natural perfume oils and extracts from sustainable sources. The lid of every Fragrance du Bois perfume bottle has Swarovski embellishments on the neck. The fragrance bottle comes in a very stylish velvet case with satin material on the inside which makes a very stylish gift!
Initio Parfums Oud for Greatness – When it comes to niche fragrances, you can’t go wrong with Initio Parfums. Oud for Greatness is a part of the Black Gold Project from the house. This fragrance utilizes natural Oud Oil which is very hard to come by and is very expensive. This is a gorgeous unisex scent leaning slightly masculine but a bold, confident woman can rock it too. I love it on both myself and on my husband. It has a lot of woodsy notes, a bit of leather, and tobacco too. There is a hint of musk and patchouli in the base but the fragrance is mainly about Oud – not animalic just a very smooth, wearable oud. This fragrance is unapologetically exotic, spicy, and bold. With stellar presentation, I feel Oud for Greatness is a great gift for Men this Eid.
Clive Christian No. 1 Feminine edition – Clive Christian Perfumes aka the world’s most expensive fragrances have a 20% Perfume Concentration. This is a floral oriental fragrance with fruity top notes of Mirabelle Plum, white Peach, and Bergamot which slowly and sensually unravel to reveal Jasmine, Carnation, and a heart blooming with Rose. A rich and complex perfume that is subtle yet sophisticated. Rare and exotic flora are rendered timeless in this sparkling homage to the East. This beautiful powdery scent will complement mature women over 40s who are very sophisticated therefore I recommend No. 1 feminine as a great choice for gifting this Eid. While you’re at this, I highly recommend checking the candles out as they also make lovely luxurious gifts too.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood – This exquisite statement piece from Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a rich, modern, and classy scent. It’s a blast of seductive Turkish rose and oud in the background and a touch of vanilla. This oriental, woody, floral fragrance works for both men and women and will be an attention magnet. It is great for a suit & tie situation, expensive dinners, Business meetings, or dress to impress situations. A great gift for Oud and Rose lovers!
J.U.S. Sexycrush – Gold Edition Pure Perfume – Sexycrush by La Maison J.U.S. Parfums is a concoction of Rose, Oud & Vanilla notes. This is a timeless, sensual oriental woody fragrance whose signature notes of rose, oud, and vanilla leave a lasting impression on the skin. This is a beautiful dark vanilla blend with some smooth leathery notes in the background. The fragrance is very rich so you shouldn’t go overboard and it needs to be applied sparingly. This fragrance is a great gift for Oud lovers. This special edition gold tone bottle is available from Harrods.
BDK Parfums Crème de Cuir – Crème de Cuir means cream of leather and this fragrance stands upto its name. This is a very refined, smooth, sophisticated suede fragrance. It is a very unique, creamy, soft suede scent with a musky undertone. It is an absolutely beautiful unisex/shared fragrance for any time of the year – great for spring if you like leather and really shines in autumn think your suede jacket and a cashmere scarf with Crème de Cuir.
Swiss Arabian Oud Aswad – Oud Aswad from Swiss Arabian was a total surprise! This is a gorgeous woody fragrance with oud and rose notes along with leather. This is that proper middle-eastern oud fragrance but not as loud. Oud and Rose are in perfect harmony here. I love how it develops on the skin – woody, incense goodness! Oud Aswad smells expensive for the price and makes a lovely gift this Eid.
Ostens Impression Jasmine Absolute – What a true representation of bright, luminous jasmine in full bloom that manages to smell addictive and gorgeous! Jasmine with a multitude of facets. This fragrance smells like jasmine flowers in full bloom with a woody base. It is very creamy and smooth. It feels very airy and light like a cologne but has the longevity of a perfume. I have a Jasmine in my garden and I sit next to that a few times a day. I feel Jasmine Absolute brings me that happiness that I get sitting next to my Jasmine climber. This one is a little special because it refreshes the memories of my big day – my wedding 11 years back! Jasmine Absolute will brighten up evenings and will spark joy this Eid!
Until next time, Ashh xo
*This post features press samples. Opinions are my own and unbiased.