10 lessons in life from my The Perfumist
10 Life Lessons Learned from a Perfumery Childhood That can be used by everyone in life 1- The Ugly immaturity of Scents: Just as musk and ambergris smell unpleasant...Read more
Agarwood Species - Don't Overpay!
The talk of agarwood species and adding an exotic level of complexity to the oil or the wood justifying a multiplication of the price. We see it often lately...Read more
My promise - Ali Attar / The Perfumist
In the same way that a canvas immortalizes some artist's vision, and a melody gives voice to a composer's soul, the legacy of The Perfumist is built upon a foundational...Read more
Misguidance and Misinformation / Fake Agarwood
Let us venture into a story of misguidance and misinformation that has poisoned the essence of the perfume and incense industry. This disarray emerges from voices from the shadows, self-declared...Read more
The Legend of the Koi and the dragon - Kinam
In the realm of ancient lore, a story of golden koi emerges, sweeping across the currents of China's majestic Yellow River. Together they shimmered, a synchronized ballet of scales reflecting...Read more
The Story Of The Perfumist
"As early as the 1700s, Sayed Mohammed al-Attar established the House of the Perfumer in Istanbul, Turkey. The title itself (al-attar) means the Perfumist, a family title used in many...Read more
HOW TO APPLY ATTAR
HISTORY OF APPLYING ATTAR PERFUME A Good question "How To Apply Attar?" First let's talk about the history. The first use of perfume is believed in ancient Egypt, where scented oils...Read more
How To Apply Attar Sunnah
HOW TO APPLY ATTAR SUNNAH? How to apply attar in Sunnah. First let's talk about In Islam, perfume is not only allowed but encouraged. It is believed that attar...Read more
WHAT DOES SANDALWOOD SMELL LIKE?
WHAT SANDALWOOD SCENT IS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE What does Sandalwood Smell Like? However, first Sandalwood is a woody tree that's native to India and Australia. The sandalwood tree has...Read more
HOW TO APPLY OUD OIL
UNDERSTANDING OUD OIL Oud Oil is a perfumed oil derived from the wood of the agarwood tree, Aquilaria malaccensis. For centuries, Oud has been utilized in perfumery and incense,...Read more
Is Red Sandalwood Good For The Skin?
The Red Sandalwood Native to India, the Red Sandalwood is a type of Sandalwood tree. These trees are found primarily in the Southern parts of the Eastern Ghats mountain range...Read more
The lotus, meaning, symbolism, and scent
The lotus, meaning, symbolism, and scent. What’s so special about this flower, and why throughout the ages it was considered a symbol of enlightenment, freedom, and power? First, we have...Read more
Are attars better than perfumes
Are attars better than perfumes Confused about whether to purchase an attar or a perfume? Here are the differences and advantages between the two to aid in your decision. Many...Read more
Musk, the oil, the lust, the myth and the truth
How Musk is made? It is a question that the Perfumist gets consistently asked, is your musk oil pure musk? Before we answer this we have to first understand what...Read more
Investigating the Mystifying Fragrances of Rare Scents
From the delicate floral notes of jasmine to the earthy musk of sandalwood, the world's rarest scents have long captivated the senses of perfume lovers and olfactory adventurers alike. Even...Read more
Know the Masters!
Know the Masters! American Sam, Russian Moe, and French joe! No, no, no, no! The masters of Attars and Oud in generations get to know them! We get asked...Read more
Ouddict the sad truth!
This is probably one of the only articles that I’ve felt sad writing, but there was no way around it. It is like when someone is trying to pull you...Read more