Finding your signature scent is a quite an achievement, but crafting a versatile perfume wardrobe is an essential pursuit — because, after all, there’s a fragrance for every occasion. More so, fragrance is deeply intertwined with our memory, meaning that whenever you smell certain scents, you’ll be transported back to the moment they representing, whether a summer holiday, special celebration, or significant year of your life.
When choosing a scent, there are several factors to consider, including your personal style. Rasasi, a family-owned, Middle Eastern perfume house, boasts a wide range of luxurious scents, incense, and fragrance oils inspired by the region, meaning you’re spoiled for options. If you’re looking for something veering towards musky, may we suggest Oudh Siufi, a rich combination of musk, amber, and sandalwood? However, if you’re partial to earthy notes or an oud-spiked blend, the homegrown range boasts a number of fresh perfumes to choose from, such as Raa — a mix of floral and citrus notes.
Read on and watch the video above for an easy-to-implement, “A-Z” guide on how to create a thoughtful assortment of Rasasi fragrances that suit your every mood.
R is for “rose”: Rose scents make an ideal, everyday fragrance, and feel airy, soft, and feminine.
A is for “amber”: When dusk falls, layer a deeper amber scent over your daytime rose fragrance for a perfect transition to night.
Try: La Yuqawam
S is for “summer”: During this season, scents such as mandarin, neroli, and orange blossom can feel sweeter and more refreshing than florals.
A is for “authenticity”: Steer away from synthetic fragrances and ingredients, and choose brands who favor all-natural creations.
Try: Oudh Siufi
S is for “staples”: Like tailored white shirts and little black dresses, there are some timeless scent staples that can form the backbone of any perfume wardrobe. Among them you’ll find a classic citrus cologne, and a white floral tuberose.
I is for “individuality”: If you want to reserve one fragrance for special occasions, seek out something that captures the mood for you. Try dry notes, incenses, and spices which have a strong character and leave an impression.
Try: Rooh Al Assam
Rasasi fragrances can be purchased at Mirdif City Center and Burjuman in Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Mall, Bahrain City Center, Gate Mall in Kuwait, and Oman’s Avenues Mall.
Videographer: Andrew Clemson
Hair and makeup: Manuel Losada Gomez
Styling: Samantha Francis Baker
Direction: Diya Ajit
Model is wearing:
Look 1: Blouse, Bedouin; Blazer, VB by Victoria Beckham from Harvey Nichols – Dubai; Trousers, Etro; Shoes, Valentino.
Look 2: Earrings, Sachin & Babi; Blouse, Bedouin; Feather Jacket, Alberta Ferretti; Trousers, Etro; Shoes, Valentino; Bag, The Volon at shopbop.com.
Look 3: Top, Zimmerman at Harvey Nichols – Dubai; Trousers, Monse at Harvey Nichols – Dubai; Shoes, Stuart Weitzman.
Look 4: Dress, Sachin & Babi.
Look 5: Earring, Alexander McQueen at Harvey Nichols – Dubai; Dress, Givenchy at Harvey Nichols – Dubai; Shoes Elisabetta Franchi; Bag, J.W Anderson at farfetch.com