Luxury Fragrances: Exotic must-have scents for 2022

By Nikita Mishra
Feb 28, 2022

Few things signify luxury as powerfully as a perfume. The world of scents is huge and diverse – we follow our nose to bring you the most intoxicating and long-lasting fragrances to wear over the season. Spritz, spritz and thank us later!


Journey Woman, Oman’s Amouage

Founded in 1983, a niche perfume house based in the fragrance-obsessed sultanate of Oman, Amouage, has redefined the Arabian way of fine opulence. It’s very East meets West fragrances, made by world-class perfumers in Paris, Grasse, Geneva, and New York. Journey, a perfect blend of floral, fruity, leathery is an enigmatic fragrance for women. Christopher Chong, Amouage’s Creative Director draws on his Chinese roots to pay a homage to underground society of Shanghai in the ’20s.  In Chong’s own words, Journey is a kind of “harmonious osmanthus that people haven’t smelt before”, blended with white florals, vanilla, and leather.

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Oud Satin Mood, Francis Kurkdjian

The intoxicating scent , inspired by oud wood from Laos, one of the most precious ingredients in perfumery, is one of those few truly universally flattering scents for men and women.  An extraordinary fragrance whose sillage evokes the pleasure and sensuality of a delicate piece of flowing satin, this is surely an attention-grabbing scent. Far more over-powering or over-bearing, its powerfully sophisticated, perfectly balanced notes of floral, woody and oriental notes sits well on the skin for an all-day long fragrance. Available at Lane Crawford and Joyce Beauty stores in Hong Kong, the price per spritz is high, but you’re paying for the best ingredients, top craftsmanship and the decadent blend. 

Bahar, The Spirit of Dubai

This amber woody fragrance for both men and women is a fresh, lingering ode to the summer – a must-have easy, aquatic fragrance for days when the sun shines bright. Much like wafting sea breeze, the scent is a delicate balance between the oceanic, zesty top notes and the hint of jasmine, spices with undertones of sandalwood and vanilla. It is housed in a bottle that mirrors the serenity of the ocean – the scent a perfect reminder of the azure blue sky and a day spent by the rolling waves.  And you don’t have to take our word, try out the intensely fresh fragrance at the urban oasis of scent-lovers, the Scented Niche boutique on Gough Street, Central. 

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Also Read: Scent Master : Patrick Hui, founder of Scented Niche, on his favourite fragrances, finding boutique scents and delivering independent labels to his discerning Hong Kong clientele


Rose on Rose Trilogy, Tom Ford

Sultry, majorly flirty – there isn’t a single Tom Ford perfume that doesn’t scream intoxication. Inspired by the legendary fashion icons’s private rose garden, this provocative trilogy of Rose D’Amalfi, Rose De Chine and Rose De Russie, is a wild bouquet of rare and incomparable hybrids offering an evocative journey of scent and sensation. Juicy, flowery, full-bodied and seductive – these perfumes are love-at-first sight and will give your regular date night fragrance a run for its money!

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Also Read: An Ode to Oud – Here’s what makes oud more expensive than gold!


Cyrus Eau de Parfum, Moro Dabron

Moro Dabron has taken the world of niche perfumery by a storm. Scents which reek of literature and art (Vita draws inspiration by writer and Virginia Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West), Cyrus – is reminiscent of forest haze after a rainstorm. At the heart, it has an intriguing crisp hint of pine needles, and after minutes of application the perfume leaves a trail of wintery oak moss, musk, Cyprus and patchouli. Spritz this for as long as you want the warmth of winter, of coats and scarves, lingering on…

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Layali Eau de Parfum, Swiss Arabian

Layali by Swiss Arabian is an alluring scent inspired by women who live for an enchanting persona. Perfect for the balmy Hong Kong spring, the intense fruity floral fragrance fuses with the precious oud, and the strong scent is complemented by the zesty beauty of orange flowers with spring-like nuances of green floral notes. It’s the masterful blend of leathery oud and citrusy, soft elements makes it an exotic unisex fragrance. 

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