Seven Middle Eastern-Inspired Scents to Gift this Eid Al-Fitr

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Opt for oud, sandalwood and patchouli based scents steeped in the allure of Arabia


As we approach the end of Ramadan and the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, fragrances inspired by the heritage and traditions of the Middle East make a thoughtful gift for loved ones. While we reflect on very different kind of holy month, amid the most unusual of times, the memory-inducing power of scent is a magical way of recounting cherished moments from years gone by, triggering evocative memories of time spent with friends and family as well as boosting feelings of comfort and wellbeing.

With benefits to both mind and body that range from calming anxiety and insomnia to increasing mental clarity and feelings of peace and harmony, fragrances containing classic notes from the Middle East like oud, sandalwood, patchouli and cedar make for an uplifting Eid gift, both to yourself and others. From Dior’s Oud Rosewood to Kayali’s Musk 12, scroll through the edit above for the best fragrances inspired by the charm of the region.

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