With Ramadan well on its way, and summer approaching, finding the perfect scent for this time of year can definitely be a daunting task. When it comes to our post-iftar hangs, rich woody Middle Eastern scents perfect are definitely the way to go. But when it comes to lounging around all day in the summer heat, fresher or floral scents are the top picks.
To make finding the right perfume for both occasions easier, we rounded up some our favourite scents—some woody, some floral, and a few that fall perfectly in between.
Proenza Schouler Arizona
As the brand’s debut fragrance, Proenza Schouler’s Arizona does not disappoint. The scent is both flowery and earthy, inspired by the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Its main notes are orris, cactus blossom, jasmine, orange flower—balanced by deeper notes of musk and woody cashmeran.
333 AED / 90 USD
Mugler Les Exception- Over The Musk
Mugler’s Over The Musk is both subtle and rich. This multidimensional fragrance opens with warm musk and ambrette seed notes, which are balanced with hints of woodier black pepper and cashmere wood notes
825 AED / 225 USD
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Amber Musc
If you’re looking for the perfect Amber scent, this fragrance is the way to go. With a vanilla, incense and amber base thats sat on top notes of orange blossom and musk—this is the perfect balance of a strong yet sweet Ramadan scent.
726 AED / 197 USD
Elie Saab Le Parfum
Elie Saab’s Le Parfum launched in 2012, and the floral scent continues to be a cult favourite. Its top note is mandarin blossom, with orange blossom and gardenia middle notes on a vetiver, rose, and honey base.
581 AED / 160 USD
Hermes Eau de Citron Noir
Inspired by the Middle East, this citrusy, spicy scent is perfect for a hot summer night. The fragrance is unisex, with black lime accord, lemon, black tea, citron, and Paraguayan wood notes.
642 AED / 175 USD
Diptyque Fleur De Peau
If you’re looking for a transitional summer scent, Diptyque’s recently launched Fleur De Peau is the way to go. The perfume’s musk base gives it an earthy feel, and the scent is followed by more flowery and powdery notes of aldehydes, angelica, bergamot and pink pepper.
689 AED / 165 USD
Tom Ford Eau De Soleil Blanc
Tom Ford’s latest fragrance was an instant hit. The floral Soleil Blanc is both fresh and warm, with orange peel, bergamot, petitgrain bigarade, and cardamom top notes and amber vanilla and tonka base notes—blending well with the fresher middle notes of orange blossom, jasmin nectar, and ylang ylang.
450 AED / 122 USD
AERIN Tuberose Le Soir
As summer approaches, floral fragrances are definitely the way to go. AERIN’s newest fragrance, Tuberose Le Soir is the ultimate fresh scent—featuring citrusy top notes of bergamot and mandarin orange, with a vanilla, sandlewood and amber base, and strong heart of tuberose and ylang ylang.
924 AED / 215 USD
Yves Saint Laurent Splendid Wood
Saint Laurent’s Splendid Wood has built a reputation as the ultimate Middle Eastern scent—and rightfully so. The fragrance is a strong, but still wearable woody scent—composed of Middle easter oud, and a number of other types of Middle Eastern wood.
1085 AED / 295 USD
9 Oud Perfume Oil
Inspired by a particularly hot September day on the Côte D’Azur, famed makeup artist Trish McEvoy expanded her fragrance line with her latest release, 9 Oud Perfume Oil. The full-bodied scent opens with notes of Italian bergamot and crushed berries, with a heart of Egyptian jasmine and purple peonies—on a base of precious resins, sandalwood agarwood, and rich vanilla.
860 AED / 233 USD