December 5, 2017
HRH Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
In March of 2016, Sr Contributor Hernando Courtight was on his way to work when he saw a huge crowd milling outside of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Who were they waiting for? Was it a well- known celebrity or designer? Actually it was a perfumer, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who is a member of the Royal family in Kuwait making his U.S debut for his brand The Fragrance Kitchen. His love of fragrance began as a young boy when his grandmother taught him how to mix and create his own scents using precious Middle Eastern ingredients such as Oud, Agarwood and Taif Rose.
The Fragrance Kitchen
As a young adult, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah loved fashion and attended many runway shows including Tom Ford. He was stopped by many fashionistas who asked him what scent he was wearing. They were his own custom-blends and at the time not for sale. So many fragrance devotees begged him to sell them his creations that The Fragrance Kitchen (TFK) was founded in 2012. His Royal Highness named his brand The Fragrance Kitchen, because just like the kitchen from his memories, he mixes perfume ingredients and formulas that have been passed on from generation to generation. All TFK perfumes contain 20 percent and more pure perfume.
Today we have a very special review of the new perfume Orion a 2017 release from the TFK for Avery Gallery collection of six perfumes which are only available by special order at Avery in Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Sebastian Jara of the YouTube Channel Smelling Great and founder of a popular Facebook Group reviews the new star in the collection.
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, perfumer for The Fragrance Kitchen
In HRH’s words:
“I become lost in the blue of your eyes. It’s midnight and, through you, I gaze at the infinity of the cosmos. The lights of a deep sky reach me among the dust of the stars. Safe in your arms and beneath the twinkling of Orion, I travel and become lost in the blue of your eyes. We are unique, we are multiple. We are at the centre and at the same time so far from everything. Inseparable and broken, we seek the harmony of our two distant souls, navigating beneath the sails of a blue stellar ship.”
Oriental Ambery Top: Rasberry, Saffron Middle: Cistus, Labdanum, Rose Base: Cedarwood, Vanilla, Sandalwood
–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief, all photos courtesy of TFK unless otherwise noted
Thanks to IntertradeEurope, Distributor of The Fragrance Kitchen we have a draw for a registered CafleureBon USA reader and Smelling Great subscriber in the USA ONLY (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (and you must subscribe to Looking Feeling Smelling Great as well) for 100 ml/$225 of Orion. To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review, if you are or have any favorites from The Fragrance Kitchen or one you would love to get your nose on. Draw closes 12/9/2017.
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