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 Sofitel Dubai The Palm and Arcadia by Amna Al Habtoor Launch a Brand New Scent

Sofitel Dubai The Palm has joined hands with homegrown Emirati perfume house Arcadia by Amna Al Habtoor to create a special fragrance.

Arcadia by Amna Al Habtoor

Photo: Courtesy Sofitel

The exclusive scent, named Seaside, brings together the cultural aromas of the United Arab Emirates and the olfactory journey one experiences in the French Riviera. The fragrance was crafted by Arcadia especially for the property, making it a must-have for those who love to relive memories of holidays via scents. The one-of-a-kind souvenir can now be bought exclusively at Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

What does Seaside smell like? Taking cues from Dubai’s coastal corners, the Arcadia by Amna Al Habtoor perfume carries notes of magnolia, ambrette and cardamom as a nod to Arabian staples, and blends them with energizing layers of bergamot and grapefruit to create an exotic concoction. Enhancing these scents are hints of corps truffe, cedarwood, oak moss, calone and ambrox super. The result is a fragrance that is as fresh and modern as it is steeped in traditions — the ideal metaphor for Dubai’s ethos.

A collaborative effort between the hotel and the fragrance house, Seaside is truly a labor of love. “Working in close partnership with the Sofitel Dubai The Palm team, we delved into a deep exploration of their vision for the scent, aiming to encapsulate the very essence they desired,” Amna Al Habtoor explains. “As with any creative endeavor, our goal was to curate a fragrance that transcends expectations, becoming a true testament to the perfect collaboration between us and Sofitel Dubai The Palm. This holistic approach, entirely conducted in the heart of the city, adds an extra layer of authenticity to Seaside.”

“We are immensely proud of our collaboration with Arcadia and are confident that this bespoke fragrance will leave an indelible impression on our guests,” shared Christophe Schnyder, managing director at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. “This collaboration perfectly aligns with Sofitel Dubai The Palm’s brand values and vision by embracing cultural diversity, celebrating the unity between two distinct worlds and championing innovation and local craftsmanship to provide authentic, culturally-rich experiences to visitors and guests.”

The Sofitel Dubai The Palm x Arcadia by Amna Al Habtoor fragrance is available for purchase at the resort and is priced at AED 99 for the 15 ml bottle.

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