Five Middle East - inspired fragrances

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Archaeological evidence suggests that civilisations used perfumes as early as 3300 BCE, but it wasn’t until the Arab chemist Al Kindi devised a guide to distillery and chemistry that perfumery became an exact science. Here are five 21st-century fragrances inspired by the Middle East’s rich perfume heritage.


Polo Ralph Lauren Supreme Oud

This rugged, intoxicating masculine scent draws its inspiration from oud. It opens with a pink pepper and cinnamon accord, with a heart of oud, laid on a base of vetiver and guaiac wood.
125ml, US$125


Clinique Beyond Rose

Ibn Sina was the first chemist to distil liquid from the rose. This inimitable women’s fragrance is the ultimate tribute to this innovation, anchored with a wild rose accord and a rose petal heart, but featuring notes of white pepper and amber. 
100ml, US$106.50


Jo Malone London Incense & Cedrat

Anchored by a scent matched exactly to the sap of the rare Boswellia sacra tree – also known as Frankincense – (sapping the actual endangered tree is an environmental no-no), this unisex fragrance also features touches of fresh citrus and vanilla.
100ml, US$156


YSL Supreme Bouquet Luxury Edition

As a tribute to Monsieur Saint Laurent’s love of Morocco, this fragrance features a creamy floral accord topped with glazed pink pepper, pear, oriental tuberose, and, of course, the ever-important rich notes of dry wood, amber, and musk.
80ml, US$303


Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Collection

“For this collection, I explored how oud could intertwine with other precious ingredients,” says Tom Ford. The collection of men’s colognes offers an olfactory journey through three variations of oud: tobacco, wood, and fleur.
50ml, US$186

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