Perfume Museum in Dubai, A legacy from the Royal Nomads

At the heart of Dubai, where the noise of the modern busy city fades, and the heritage of the old city beats, there is a place dedicated to the senses.

The perfume museum is part of the Al Shindagha Museum. This building belonged to the Sheikha Shaikha Bint Saeed Al Maktoum, renowned perfumer and aunt of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, current Emir of Dubai.

The experience is a detailed journey, that begins with funnel shaped artifacts, that emits the odors of the materials utilized in the production of the perfumes including: Dry Roses, Jasmin and Musk.

The collection Includes personal items from the Shaikha along with a parallel explanation though immersing technology of the traditional elaboration of Oud, and incense. Traditional perfume making recipes are explained in the “Workshop room”, where the alchemy of the ingredients , the material of the utensils and time, play a crucial role, bringing back to life the essence of each of them.

The museum has a nostalgic feeling of a craft that has existed in the region for more than a thousand years, still present and glorified.

Written for Trendland by Vivian Pérez