Fragrance is incredibly personal — it’s a form of self-expression, a way to refresh and revive your senses, to change your mood or transport you back to amoment in your memory. Which means it’s all the more important to make sure your scent is unique and stands out from the crowd. If you’re fed up with wearing the same old scents as everyone else, take a trip to Paris Gallery — the ultimate destination for niche and exclusive fragrances. The region’s leading luxury retailer has 50 stores housing more than 500 international brands, so whether you’re after citrus or floral, oriental or spicy, you’ll be sure to find a scent at Paris Gallery.
Roja Dove Bergamot Extrait, Dh1,900 for 50ml
Warm and dry, sweet and spicy, this scent is sure to tickle your senses. Sparkling top notes of bergamot, lemon and orange sit on a heart of lavender, rosemary, jasmine and rose, while the base sees spices, musks and woods bringing the fragrance together.
Clive Christian 1872, Dh1,422 for 50ml
A tribute to the year perfumery was first established, Clive Christian has sourced the most concentrated forms of precious ingredients to bring his classic citrus fragrance to life. Subtle notes of Amalfi lemon, bergamot and tangerine are softly cocooned by a floral heart while the base remains warm and woody.
Xerjoff Casamorati 1888, Dh1,125 for 75ml
A rare and unique spicy scent, this blend from ancient perfume house Casamorati will transport you back to a bygone era of elegant beauty. Coriander cloves, green pepper and Iranian saffron are married with Bulgarian rose, Moroccan neroli and Indonesian ylang-ylang, gently layered over sandalwood, patchouli, amber and rich leather. It’s an intense splash of spice in a spritz.
Nasamat African Musk, Dh740 for 100ml
For an oriental olfactory adventure, this fragrance will whisk you away to an exotic destination. Blending Eastern and Western oils to take you on a magical journey, there’s a warm heart of honey, amber, tobacco and leather, a woody, musky base and a layer of bergamot, violet, orris and carnation.
Byredo Flowerhead, Dh590 for 50ml
Bursting with blooms, this floral fragrance is the next best thing to surrounding yourself with fresh flowers. Inspired by the traditions of Indian weddings, it’s no surprise there’s a whole lot of flower power going on. With notes of rose petals, tuberose, jasmine sambac and angelica, it’s a floral lover’s fantasy.
By Kilian Sacred Wood, Dh1,165 for 50ml
Seeking to recreate the scent of Mysore Sandalwood (an ingredient no longer used due to its scarcity) this wonderfully woody fragrance captures its creaminess, warmth and smokiness. Opening with the fresh greenness of Australian sandalwood, it’s accented with a hint of dry cedar.