A museum of scents “Restoring the aroma of our heritage” – Muhammad Ali, CEO – Shaikh Mohd. Said East. – News
Who doesn’t love a fantastic scent? From blends of scented oils to blends of derived compounds, fragrances have evolved over the centuries. Perfume is an important part of Emirati culture. In Dubai or any other emirate, visitors are bound to find intriguing and breathtaking aromas near Arabic shops or any other type of store. There is something so magical about smells and perfumes and that is what the Shindagha House Perfume House aims to offer through their museum exhibit. A first of its kind in the Middle East dedicated to highlighting the importance of perfumes in the United Arab Emirates, the house offers a great chance for visitors to discover the centuries-old history of perfumes.
Showcasing traditional techniques of making fragrant oils and perfumes dating back centuries, the place offers tourists an aromatic journey to learn about historical traditions while discovering unique ingredients like Dhn Al Oud, saffron and herbs. Damask roses as well as the ingredients used in the current era. .
The center is also the former home of Sheikha bint Saeed bin Maktoum, an avid perfume collector with a large personal collection of items. Many of the museum’s antiques come from his personal collection, including perfume applicators and a rare 28-kilogram piece of oud, a raw ingredient and one of the most valuable pieces on display that the late Sheikha donated to the museum weeks before. his death. Sheikh Mohd. Saeed Est., formerly known as “Dhammasons”, was chosen to be exhibited at the museum as part of cultural heritage, while being the oldest perfume maker in the region. Its 67-year history of creating memories stems from a deep awareness of the cultural beliefs and lifestyles of the peoples of the Middle East. The family business headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is driven by the passion of Shaikh Mohd. Said’s family. Today, the company is also one of the region’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors of French perfumes.
Located on Dubai Creek, in the Shindagha district, the perfume house delves into the region’s perfume history. The house features perfumery utensils, interactive exhibits and videos. From musk to myrtle flowers, from rose to saffron, visitors are greeted with various samples of regional ingredients used in perfumery. Shelves of beautiful bottles and medkhans are on display which traditionally contain perfume so that people can smell the scents using their custom-made scent gadgets. There is an on-site perfumery where visitors can purchase perfumes or even try creating their own perfume.
The traditional attraction also features five different halls that feature five themes where visitors can learn about the natural components used in Emirati perfumes, various application techniques, the historical significance of perfume, and how traditional perfumes are made. Sheikh Mohd. Saeed Group of Companies always believes in giving a cultural touch to every fragrance they make.
Visit their stores in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain for unique and aromatic fragrances with another store opening soon in Abu Dhabi.
For more information visit www.shaikhsaeed.com