Today’s post is about the luxury perfumery Thameen (translates from Arabic as ‘Precious’). I stumbled upon this brand at a bloggers event for Lucy Choi, Jimmy Choo’s protege niece and I was extremely impressed. Not only are they stocked in a prime location inside Selfridges, London but also by the fact I’ve been missing out on these luxury scents all this time! I am a massive fan of Oud (I love to discover the best blends both in the middle east and over in London too of course.) I loved the Carved oud scent at the event and it sure had lasting power. Another bottle I smelt which completely took me by surprise was the regent leather, this was a deep sweet smell and was feminine which I wasn’t expecting from a name like regent leather. The Carved oud wasn’t as heavy as other ouds (Christian Dior Oud Ispahan, Roja Dove, Kurkdijan, Jo Malone Velvet Rose Oud, Tom Ford oud wood etc) Not that there’s anything wrong with heavier ouds, but this one was light yet long lasting so it’s not as overpowering and suitable for everyday wear without drawing everyone and anyone to turn around and look at you, wondering if you used the whole bottle this morning! What’s great about the Carved Oud, is that it lingers elegantly and has ‘stage presence’ without it being too loud. This is what I love most about the fragrances, they are intimate yet extremely lavish.
What is wonderful about Thameen is that not all of their scents are used with ouds, all of their fragrances have their own unique themes that are based around the notion of extravagant precious gems and treasures throughout history, far and wide. An example is a fragrance named ‘Nassak.’ Also known as the ‘Eye of the Idol’, this large (43.83 Carats) vivid Blue Diamond was mined in India in the 15th century and was the original third eye of the deity at the Temple of Shiva in Nassak. Others include The Peacock Throne, The hope, Amber room, Moon of Borada. Noorolain taif, and Riviere. Each ingredient has been sourced to the highest quality with each fragrance, made with the finest eastern oils & ingredients. One single spray is just simply exquisite; The stories behind the inspiration for each fragrance is captivating and makes you fall in love with each fragrance even more. In addition to all of this, they also provide fragrances for babies and Keratin hair mist which makes the hair smell fabulux. One things for sure these amazing Oud’s could definitely be that additional Christmas present for someone special that can really show you know them well whilst taking their scent to another level.
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