The Fragrance Kitchen is the new Kuwait-based niche line of Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah, the founder of Kuwait's Villa Moda department store. They debut this year with 36 numbered signature fragrances for "everyday use" and 15 more expensive "exclusive" fragrances; additional exclusive fragrances are reportedly to come. The exclusive fragrances are:
Arabia (shown) ~ "The strength of agar wood in association with the sweetness of roses." With rose, sandalwood, amber, oud, patchouli and musk.
Kuwait ~ "A floral Chinese tea embellished by ginger and the warmness of patchouli." A floral chypre with ginger, bergamot, rose, tea, ylang ylang, musk, patchouli and vetiver.
Gone With The Smell ~ "A fresh and natural bouquet of various flowers surrounded by a velvet bottom." A floral chypre with aldehydes, thrush, green notes, rose, jasmine, carnation, musk, patchouli and vetiver.
Mr. Danger ~ "An sensuous oud mixed with a bowl of juicy fruits." A fruity chypre with orange, grapefruit, marigold, davana, powder, jasmine, musk, patchouli and oud.
At your own risk ~ "The intense personality of davana illuminated by patchouli and citrus notes." A fruity chypre with juniper berry, lemon, orange, davana, fir balsam, elemi, patchouli, musk and amber.
War of the Roses ~ "Spicy saffron note illuminates the rosy heart and the musky dry-out." An oud-rose with saffron, orange, rose, muguet, musk, sandalwood and amber.
Son of a Rose ~ "The dynamism of the fresh spices is sublimated by the musky powdery dry-out." A floral spicy musk with lemon, pink & black pepper, powder, rose, geranium, amber, musk and woods.
Scent in a Bottle ~ "Original oriental spices mixed with a bouquet of flowers which gives a animalic musky signature." With aldehydes, green notes, saffron, violet, ylang ylang, rose, animalic notes, amber and musk.
Naughty Patchouli ~ "The elegance and richness of the patchouli illuminated by flowers." An aldehydic floral chypre with ylang ylang, mandarin, aldehydes, jasmine, powder, rose, musk, patchouli and sandalwood.
Rose Punch ~ "A fresh and juicy breeze of galbanum and orange slowly reveals a floral green heart supported by precious woods." A green floral with galbanum, orange, pineapple, rose, ylang ylang, muguet, vetiver, sandalwood and oakmoss.
Fly Me To The Rose ~ "A cocooning floral fruity fragrance." With blackcurrant, grapefruit, apple, jasmine, rose, violet, patchouli, musk and amber.
Pass The Amber ~ "Mandarin accord based on a wooded dry-out." A green chypre with lemon, galbanum, mandarin, ylang ylang, carnation, powder, foam, vetiver and solar notes.
Saved by the Musk ~ "A hurricane of freshness deposit on a sweet ambery bottom." With bergamot, lemon, bay leaf, rose, carnation, pineapple, musk, amber and animalic notes.
Keep Your Musk ~ "A firework of citrus and adehyde notes enlighted the sweet rose sandalwood accord." [sic] A floral citrus with aldehydes, lemon, lime, tarragon, rose, jasmine and sandalwood.
Musky Ever After ~ "A luxurious floral heart supported by the sensuality of musk and ambery notes." A musky floral with bergamot, green notes, jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, musk, amber and woods.
The Fragrance Kitchen scents can be purchased at the brand's boutique in Kuwait City; online shopping and wider distribution is in the works. They will be available at La Rinascente in Milan this month.
Oh, these names!
But some of them do look intriguing at least.
I am torn — “Naughty Patchouli”, no, and “Fly Me To The Rose”, no, but I rather like the idea of “Keep Your Musk” and “War of the Roses”.
What, only 51 new fragrances? Amateurs!
Dusan for the win!
“Gone With The Smell”? Thrush? In my world, thrush is a fungal infection of a horse’s hoof and it smells awful.
I’m intrigued, but not enough to try and sniff my way through 51 fragrances or even 15 for that matter.
Some of the best/worst names ever!
A little OPI, a little ninth race at Pimlico.
I can read about perfume for hours and hours, but this is the first time I feel: STOP, I can’t handle it!
Well, I am going to wander *completely* off topic and mention My Fragrance Kitchen. I bought some truffle salt yesterday, and it smells up my kitchen, in only a good way of course. Ridiculously expensive, but worth it.
I’ve recieved from a Kuwaiti friend 3 fragrances from TFK when he came to London. Indeed the names are different, bottle design is beautiful and follow by a quotation at the back of the bottle. I got “Son Of A Rose” that is amazing, the spicy really got me here. “Naughty Patchouli” it is more feminine type, gave to my sister and she just loved and “War Of The Roses”, when I whore this one, people stoped me asking “what are you wearing?”
Eastern scents are growing in the market, and my opinion, TFK is coming to be huge im the Fragrances Market.
By the way, Majed Al-Sabah was the creator of “Arabian Wood” Tom Ford Private Collection that is one of Tom Ford Best Sellers.