One of the most widely used ingredients in perfumery, Oud is known by many names: Agarwood, Ood, and Agar. For thousands of years, oud and oud oils were held in great esteem in the palaces of kings and queens across Asia and the Middle East. In fact, oud features extensively in the Vedas of India, some of the oldest books ever written.
The Oud scent is derived from a fragrant resin found in a heartwood native to Southeast Asia. Oud has an incomparably rich, woody scent that is both complex and pleasing to the senses. One of the most expensive natural raw materials in the world, oud is much sought-after for use in incense and perfumes.
Oud perfumes are one of the best souvenirs that you can get from Dubai, for yourself or as a gift to someone special. Here are some of the best places to pick the fragrant souvenir.
Ajmal is one of the most popular names in the world of oriental perfumery. With stores across the world, the brand has a long history of successfully predicting and meeting the needs of international customers. Customers at Ajmal’s stores are also allowed to mix, match and customise perfumes as per their preference.
Arabian Oud specialises in oud perfumes and incense. The brand’s creations are designed to represent Arabian heritage and culture in its purest form. With over 750 stores in 150 cities and 35 countries, Arabian Oud is one of the largest manufacturers of Arabian perfumes in the world. The brand owes this success to the near perfect attention to detail they observe with all their products, from the mixing of the fragrances to the designing of bottles.
Yas Perfumes is a highly respected perfume house in the Middle East. The brand offers some of the most innovatively designed Arabic and Western perfumesat high customer value. The company was founded with a vision to make high-end, exclusive perfumes more accessible to customers in the GCC. To this end, Yas Perfumes operates more than 42 outlets in the region.
The flagship brand of the Paris Gallery Group of Companies, Paris Gallery is a leading luxury chainin the Middle East. The brand has a portfolio of over 450 product categories under its name. Paris Gallery’s storesfeature perfume and oud products from across the world, offering its customers an extensive range of oriental and western creations.
Swiss Arabian prides itself of being able to offer its customers the perfect mix of oriental and western perfumes and oud products. Swiss Arabian’s creations are the designed using the brand’s extensive knowledge of perfumery and manufactured using modern technology. One of the first perfume manufacturers in the UAE, the brand produces more than 35 million perfumes annually and exports to over 80 countries.
In addition to these, the city of Dubai offers you many more options to indulge your love for Oud and Oud fragrances. Be sure to check out stores like Al Rasasi Perfumes, Al Haramain Perfumes, Abdul Samadal Qurashi, L'Occitane, Jo Malone and Sephora.