Middle Eastern Fragrances

Recognized by Our Peers and Clients as Experts in Middle Eastern Perfumery

Fragrances of the Middle East, Our First True Love

Middle Eastern perfumes hold a special place in our hearts. When Santiago Sabatés set off on his entrepreneurial adventure three decades ago to create a fragrance house, he established an early foothold in the Middle East. Eurofragance has kept this leadership position in Middle Eastern fragrances ever since thanks to our recognized expertise and unparalleled service.

Santiago’s love for the region and its scents led him to create Eurofragance. It wasn’t easy, but the people whom Santiago met in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, were willing to share their knowledge and help because they recognized in him a genuine interest for their perfumistic culture and a talent for fragrance design. At the time, we were real pioneers. Today, we are seen as experts in Middle Eastern fragrance creations, and for our niche fine fragrances worldwide, thanks to our creativity and access to outstanding raw materials from the Asian subcontinent, and thanks to the partnerships we always honored. From our early beginnings in Middle Eastern perfumes, we quickly made forays into other fine fragrance olfactive families, and into new product categories beyond the prestige segments. However, you never forget your first true love, and for us, it’s fragrances ranging from the classical Arabic attars to the contemporary French Middle Eastern fine perfumes, and any interpretation in between. Simply put, Eurofragance is a true expert in the creation of all Middle Eastern perfume families.

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30 yearsin Middle East

Arabic and French Middle Eastern Scents

When It Comes to Creating Middle Eastern Fragrances for Your Consumers, We Cover All the Bases

The universe of Middle Eastern fragrances is captivating and mysterious.   At Eurofragance, however, we are perfectly equipped to fully answer your briefs and satisfy your consumers’ desires to develop perfumes, in any form, for the region.   We design mukhallats, fragrances for attars, eaux de toilette or bakhoor, and increasingly for many household and personal care segments as well.

This perfume culture has a rich history that goes back thousands of years and to several countries from North Africa, through the Arabian Peninsula into the Indian subcontinent and beyond.   In these corners of the world, “traditional” Middle Eastern perfumes are constructed around an accord, or mixture (mukhallat) of precise ingredients: rose, saffron, sandalwood and oud (agar wood oil). Eurofragance Perfumers will add other raw materials to give your fragrance a distinctive signature.   Typically, a French Middle Eastern perfume will probably go lighter on the oud, incorporate some fruity edible notes, fresh spices and certain naturals or synthetics to deliver more purity.

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Bedazzle Your Consumers With Our “Mixtures”

The subtlety of its scents is described in some of the world’s oldest written texts, traditional Middle Eastern accords, known as mukhallats are integral to the regional culture.   They can be categorized olfactively, or by their format, or use.   At Eurofragance, we master mukhallats in bakhoor, attars, alcohol-free and traditional eau de toilette formats.

In one of its most traditional forms, Middle Eastern fragrances can be appreciated as bakhoor.  Burning wood chips impregnated with scented oils in a mabkhara is the perfect way to celebrate a special event.  This sweet, balsamic incense with shades of vanilla will perfume the home and… its residents. Layers of perfume can also be applied to the skin via other formats.   Attars, scented oils, are the traditional format, but nowadays, Middle Eastern scents exist in alcohol-free bases or other types of solvents.   Eurofragance’s Perfumers can create such perfumes for all usages and are ready to formulate a set of fragrances for those special gift boxes your consumers cherish.

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For pretty much all our customers, in countries ranging from Morocco to Indonesia, we are their number one supplier of bakhoor.
Skander Moussa
Senior Regional Sales Manager

Modern Arabic Middle Eastern Perfumes

We’ve Changed the Rules of the Game

While mukhallats are traditional Middle Eastern accords constructed on powerful oud notes, the latest generation of perfumes in this part of the world is often lighter on the woody notes and introduce new, evocative ingredients.   It is fair to say, that Eurofragance Perfumers, were at the inception of a new olfactive trend: modernized Middle Eastern fragrances.

We aren’t shy to state that the founders of Eurofragance were the first to humbly propose a different savoir faire and new, premium quality raw materials to their perfumery partners in the Middle East.   It took over a dozen years of building trust and hard work, before being recognized by peers and customers for modernizing Middle Eastern perfumes. Eurofragance was—and still is—a trailblazer with respect to contemporary scents that appeal to your young, Arab users of both gender.   Two things set us apart in this category of products: our deep expertise and our access to stunning raw materials—strengths that make us the envy of the industry.

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Our palette of over 1200 raw materials is both broad and highly qualitative

Modern French Middle Eastern Perfumes

When the West Wakes up to Fragrances of the Mideast

Classical French perfumery has also brought us several sumptuous fine fragrances, described olfactively in Western perfumery as “Middle Eastern.” More recently, however, the trend has been to twist this olfactive family with new and surprising raw materials.   Here again, Eurofragance led the breakthrough into new perfumistic territories that include: cacao, vanilla, red fruits, leather, fresh spices and so many more.

Similarly to modern Arabic Middle Eastern fragrances, there has been a trend away from heavy, woody, incense notes and a move towards more modernity, purity and freshness.  Clearly, a convergence is taking place between Arabic and French olfactive trends, as if each perfume culture had taken a few steps towards the other. In our ranks, we count Perfumers specialized in modern Middle Eastern fragrances who understand exactly what European consumers will appreciate and desire most of all in their perfume or eau de toilette.  The Middle Eastern codes are still present, but in a way, our fragrance creators have turned this olfactive category on its head.

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