Fragrance connoisseur Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah on creating a luxe perfume brand – Emirates Woman

May’s – ‘The Fragrance Issue’ – Download NowLaunched by Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah 10 years in the past in reminiscence of his grandmother, The Fragrance Kitchen is a brand that champions innovation within the perfume realm.Can you speak us by your profession?I used to be an entrepreneur from a very younger age, founding Villa Moda – one of many area’s most iconic department shops whereas I used to be in my twenties, bringing high-end vogue manufacturers to the area together with Prada, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and lots of extra. Then I went on to create The Fragrance Kitchen.What impressed you to begin your personal perfume brand?I discovered concerning the artwork of mixing from my grandmother after I was a teenager. Once I had the expertise, I collaborated with Tom Ford, creating the Arabian Wood mix for his assortment. After the success of Arabian Wood, I made a decision to begin my very own enterprise – The Fragrance Kitchen (TFK). This is the primary perfume innovation that I’ve spearheaded.How has your brand advanced because it launched in 2011?TFK is understood for its superb, loopy occasions which we did twice in New York and London. The Fragrance Kitchen has over 70 scents that are bought in Europe, USA, Africa, Russia and the Middle East, we’ve additionally reached Mexico. As a perfume brand we additionally come out and in with different types of fantastic initiatives which embody restricted version TFK candies within the form of perfume bottles; particular version TFK perfume named ‘I See U’ with a quote on the bottle from Khalil Gebran printed in braille on the entrance; particular version card recreation fragrances and extra. We have many thrilling initiatives developing, so keep tuned!In phrases of perfume, what does The Fragrance Kitchen symbolize?TFK represents ‘East meets West’.How would you say the GCC area is totally different from others by way of perfume?We don’t differentiate between male or feminine scents within the GCC. Rose, for instance, is universally liked. Today, there are masculine and female realms, however each genders are free to play in both.What are your three favorite notes in perfume?Taif Rose, Oud and Bergamot.Who would you say your mentors are in life?My uncle, the late Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Ahmed Al-Sabah.How do you need to encourage others?Stay easy and comfy, but additionally take dangers.What hurdles have you ever skilled all through your profession?Everyone experiences hurdles and bumps alongside the roads, however I overcome them with the help of my household and buddies.On the alternative finish of the spectrum, what have been the milestones?Through my social media platforms, I’ve managed to lift consciousness for a lot of totally different causes visiting many locations together with war-torn international locations and orphanages in want. To be capable of go to houses from totally different backgrounds who share their tales with me over a cup of tea is a milestone for me.This is ‘The Fragrance Issue’ – what’s your signature scent?TFK Arab Spring is our signature and is totally totally different to another perfume out there.May’s – ‘The Fragrance Issue’ – Download Now– For extra on luxurious way of life, information, vogue and sweetness comply with Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied

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