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.