The Fragrance Kitchen | aromatic luxury
Connoisseurs of aromatic pleasures know there’s more than one way to enliven the senses, much the same as a baker or chef excites taste buds to create a tantalizing reception. The idea of being memorable by way of sensory triggers is appealing, especially when considering that as unique as we each are, so is our body chemistry, ergo our one-of-a-kind scent style. The Fragrance Kitchen by Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah tells Middle Eastern scent story including essences of Oud, Taif Rose, and burning Agarwood are cited as inspirations derived from the perfumer’s beloved grandmother. Just months after the flagship store opened its doors in Kuwait, the fragrance house launched internationally during Milan Fashion Week this past fall, setting up a temporary store at La Rinascente Duomo, Milano.
The Fragrance Kitchen products fall into three collections: signature, exclusive, and handmade. The first being representative of innovative ingredients mixed modern + fresh specifically designed for everyday wear. Identifiable by numbers, these signature serums are sometimes for women only, and at other times unisex. Number eight, described as a Wooded Floriental features top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin, and Green, layered with Jasmine, Rose, Violet and base notes of Vanilla, Sandalwood, and Musk. There are 36 different to choose from in this section.
For a seductive spin that will take you from sun up to sun down, the exclusive category features an array of absolutely rich elixirs like the equally sensuously named Amber Alert, Musky Ever After, and Mr. Danger. In Naughty Patchouli, the spiciness is illuminated by florals as Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, meet in the middle with Jasmine, Powder, and Rose topped with Ylang, Mandarin, Aldehyde. The Handmade variety is exceptional – currently there is only one in this category; having combined an east meets west philosophy that fuses citrus, fruity, and woodsy components. Called The Man From Ipanema, the zesty hints of Lemon, Pepper, and Incense are lightened with Jasmine, Rose, and Plum all of which dance exotically with Musk and Amber. Written by Sarah A. Freiseis
With over 53 registered fragrances to date, the company has been thriving since it was founded in 2005. For more information visit TFK | The Fragrance Kitchen.