Eid (the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan) is a special time for me. It’s a celebration of a communal harmony, when we are encouraged to visit relatives, forgive past differences and share gifts and fond memories with each other. At this time of year, I reflect and remember those who are less fortunate…
Gifting is a big part of Eid. You buy presents for those you love but also for those who are in need. One of the most popular gifts is perfume, especially ones that are strong, warm and oud-based.
I’ll be giving my dad Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Oud as it’s a masculine scent with the fruity notes of apple and citrus, while the 100% natural oud gives it a mysterious and incredibly luxurious richness.
For my mum, I’m buying the sensual and bold Cartier La Panthère. She loves the scents of fruit and flowers, so I know she’ll appreciate the notes of rhubarb, strawberry and gardenia.
Valentino Uomo is the perfect gift for my brother. It opens with bergamot and myrtle, followed by roasted coffee, gianduja cream (a chocolate and hazelnut spread) and heavy leather notes. It’s the right choice for those who like ouds but prefer a fragrance with not quite as much intensity.