Ramadan-inspired scents you need to have now

Ramadan-inspired scents you need to have now

Carolina Herrera, Cartier, Forever Rose, Guerlain

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Image: Carolina Herrera,
Forever Rose,

Four luxury brands have created the ultimate scents for the Holy Month and Buro 24/7 Middle East lists why you need them now...

There's a new round of statement scents on the beauty counter that are demanding your attention. Perfect for those iftar dinners and suhoor outings, these Oud-injected scents are a go-to this Ramadan. Here, Buro 24/7 Middle East lists new scents by Carolina Herrera, Cartier, Forever Rose and Guerlain...

Carolina Herrera Gold Incense, Dhs990

Carolina Herrera

Eponymous label Carolina Herrera has just added its latest scent, Gold Incense, to its Herrera Confidential collection. While looking towards the Middle East for inspiration, the fashion house worked alongside perfumer Pierre-Constantin Guéros, to create the ultimate scent this Holy Month. As woody as it is musky, Gold Incense consists of "incense [which] remained our primary inspiration" explained Carolina Herrera de Baez, Creative Director of Carolina Herrera fragrances. "The evocative aromas of the different varieties, intense colours of characteristics of the Middle East and its deserts, and warm hospitality integral to Arab traditions." 

Cartier Heures Voyageuses Oud & Santal, Dhs1,450


Cartier has just extended its portfolio of limited edition fragrances with a new rendition of its Oud & Santal fragrance. The oud-injected note, which is an emblematic addition to the Heures Voyageuses collection, was explained by the brand's perfumer, Mathilde Laurent in an exclusive interview with Buro 24/7 Middle East "as rare and hard to find". The new scent comes reimagined in a patterned bottle inspired by Arabic influences and stores accents of sandalwood and oud. 

Forever Oud Eighty-Eight, Dhs850


Forever Rose

Earlier this month, Forever Rose launched a line of fragrances — Forever Oud — to celebrate the opening of its boutique in Dubai's City Walk. Marking the world's longest lasting scents, Forever Oud is available in Eighty Eight, a cedar and sandalwood-infused fragrance that comes complete with amber and oud essential oils. 

Guerlain Oud Essentiel, Dhs717


Blending Guerlain's mastery in perfumery and quality in the beauty field, the coveted French label has added another olfactory scent to its portfolio. Added into the Absolus d'Orient collection, the new note, aptly titled Oud Essentiel, carries beautiful notes of leather, sandalwood, Bulgarian Rose and oud — bottling inspiration from "the ancient kings of Egypt and the modern Emirs of Arabia", says the nose behind the brand, Thierry Wasser, in an interview with Buro 24/7 Middle East

Carolina Herrera, Cartier, Forever Oud and Guerlain's new Ramadan-inspired scents are now available at leading beauty counters across the Middle East. Also, discover the trending formulas that are a must-have during the month of Ramadan

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