My Scent Lounge
Below are some of Shaneela Rowah Al-Qamar’s favourite and recommended fragrances that do not fall within the category of Arabian or oriental in style and scent. Link to view or purchase the fragrances are also provided for your convenience. This list is updated on a regular basis, so please check back regularly:
Jean-Paul Guerlain created Samsara for the woman of his life. His only indications were sandalwood and jasmine, which the "Lady of Samsara" particularly liked. Jean-Paul Guerlain travelled to India many times to acquire the purest sandalwood and a jasmine used only for religious offerings until then. Samsara is a sensual version of seduction for a woman who has found harmony and balance, which is notably conveyed through the composition's raw materials.
COCO NOIR is the embodiment of a black that reveals femininity. The contemporary expression of a magnetic sensuality told in a modern oriental fragrance with luminous notes. A radical creation.
CHANEL has always entrusted black with an essential role: to highlight a woman. COCO NOIR celebrates this paradoxical statement by using a deep black to bring a dazzling femininity to light.
A modern oriental fragrance with luminous notes. As a prelude, a vibrant, sophisticated burst dominated by Bergamot sparks the curiosity. Filled with promises, a generous heart gradually reveals the striking sensuality of Rose and the remarkable note of Geranium Rose Leaf. A magnetic trail centred round Patchouli and Tonka Bean keeps the intrigue alive.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Toilette spray. An elegant, sensual, mysterious and delicate fragrance. Three notes enhance the heart of musk: floral, amber and woody notes. A bottle with a black interior set off by clean, pure lines. Slightly sharper and stronger compared to the pink bottle. The pale pink version of the fragrance is sweeter and softer.
Below is a list of Shaneela Rowah Al-Qamar’s favourite fragrances for men. This list gets updated on a regular basis, so please check back regularly:
Metallic notes of Lavender, green Citrus of Vert de Bergamote from Italy, radiant Wood of Patchouli and dry Amber of Ambroxan blend to make a fresh fougère scent. Engineered as much as designed, the bottle for Prada Luna Rossa Carbon develops the visual themes of the Prada Luna Rossa line, but using radically different materials. It has the visual depth of slate, coal or jet, but with complex textures. The base of the bottle is presented in the richest of blacks; light absorbing, with a soft organic-velvet texture.
A sensual, audacious and contemporary scent, Aventus is inspired by the dramatic life of a historic emperor who waged war, peace and romance with equal magnitude. Perfect for the bold, spirited and confident, Aventus opens with tantalising top notes of blackcurrant and Italian bergamot, blended with Calville Blanc apples and sparkling pineapple. A woody and heady centre is complemented with notes of roses, Jasmine blossom and patchouli, while a rich base of oak moss, ambergris and a touch of vanilla provides a final flourish to this sophisticated scent.
Launched with immediate acclaim in 2010 to celebrate Creed’s 250th anniversary, Aventus celebrates strength, power, vision and success - the ideal scent for individuals who savour a life well-lived.
As one of his earliest followers since the creation of "Le Male", the perfumer Francis Kurkdjian has brought the legendary fragrance to the peak of seduction.
More intense, "Ultra Male" emancipates itself from the original scent. The depth of ultra warm tones, revealed through wonderfully modern accords, expresses a virility with underlying mystery.
Entering the arena, fiery pear spiked with a burst of lemon whets the appetite. Assertive within high altitude black lavender extracted at full readiness, the aromatic facet distills its dark notes. Like the hands of a man who is an expert in satisfying desires. Cinnamon then opens out to spice up the body of the fragrance, stimulated by aphrodisiac clary sage. In the end, black Aztec flower triumphs in a black vanilla accord with animal inflections amplified by an amber base, sculpted within thrilling wood (cedar and patchouli).