Spices, resins, exotic woods, herbs or even essential oils of animal origin such as ambergris or musk are some of the raw materials that Arabian perfumery has traditionally used to create enchanting scents. In addition, flowers and plants such as rose, jasmine or orange blossom are included and are commonly included in Arabian perfumes. Most commonly, Arabian perfumes are composed of pure essential oils known as ittars or attars. Arab countries are Islamic countries and, traditionally, Arab perfumes do not contain alcohol.
In Arabian perfumery, precious ingredients such as oud, jasmine, musk and amber have been used to mix strong and unique oil fragrances. The Arabian rose and incense also play equal roles in the process of making Arabian perfumes. Perfumery has been a vital part of Arab culture for thousands of years and, with the rise of Islam, the use of perfumery increased in the Arab world. Arabs and Persians spent days traveling through the scorching desert to exchange precious ingredients such as saffron and wood.
Other ingredients such as amber, musk, henna, jasmine, incense (al lubaan), sandalwood and oud are vital in the manufacture of perfumes for Arabs. The Taif rose that grows in the valleys of Saudi Arabia is also a key ingredient. Although a large number of varieties of perfumes are sold on the market, Arabian perfumes are respected all over the world for their quality, purity and uniqueness. These perfumes occupy very special positions in the Middle Eastern perfume market and obviously cost more compared to other categories.
However, there are different Western perfume brands available around the world, but Arabian perfumes from the Middle East top the list with strong and pleasant fragrances. Ambergris is used as a fixative in the manufacture of high-quality perfumes that are in high demand in the global perfume market.