Yesterday marked the official start of Dubai Shopping Festival's (DSF) Perfume Week where visitors are invited to "unwrap the art of fragrance" between now and February 1.
Paris Gallery kicked off the week with an exclusive podium in The Dubai Mall highlighting the best-selling oriental fragrances from top brands such as Armani, Lancôme and Yves Saint Laurent. For the next five days, a calligrapher and painter will be on hand from midday to midnight on weekends and 2pm to midnight on weekdays at the podium to personalise any perfumes purchased with engraving or Arabic drawings.
Last night, visitors to Mirdif City Centre were treated to a Q&A with Victoria Christian, the brand ambassador for her father's fragrance Clive Christian which is the most expensive perfume in the world, retailing at a hefty Dhs750,962 per 30ml bottle. Housed in a 24-carat gold bottle, complete with 2000 individually set flawless white diamonds, as well as two yellow diamonds and a rare pink diamond, the perfume is available for purchase at Paris Gallery's niche perfume stand at the DSF Perfume Village at Mirdif City Centre until the Festival ends. The perfume will sit in the Most Expensive Perfumes Exhibition at the mall, where you can discover how each fragrance is made and what it takes to make it into this exclusive category.
Clive Christian's No.1 Passant Guardant perfume
Perfume Week is also the perfect time to discover talented regional fragrance houses, including UAE-based Aj Arabia, Jealous Gallery by Abduljabar Al Harthi, Lootah and ANFASS perfumes by Asim Kasim and Kuwaiti perfumers Suhad Perfumes by Shad Qenaei and "NE'EMAH" perfumes by Mohammed Ne'eman.
For more information and for a full schedule of events, see Mydsf.ae or call +971 600 555 559