“I do adapt my fragrances in Ramadan to suit the general mood of the month,” explains the Jordanian owner of Dubai’s Snob Salon, Haneen Odeh. “I usually don’t have a daytime and evening scent, and I’ll wear whatever I like, but in Ramadan, I tend to stick to very light and fresh scents during the day and save the heavier stuff for the evenings!” she muses. For Odeh, her Ramadan notes of choice are woody and leathery scents, and for the rest of the year, she gravitates towards classic oud.
As for the scent that transports her back in time and holds great childhood memories? “It would be the scent of bukhoor burning during Eid,” she reminisces. Feeling nostalgic, it comes as no surprise that for Eid, Odeh has her eye on a fragrance composed with oud at its heart. “I love the new Guerlain Epices Exquises! It’s an ultra-rich fragrance, absolutely gorgeous with notes of oud, sandalwood and cardamom,” she explains.