Today’s Christmas gift choice is the gorgeous first fragrance from celeb designer Reem Acra. The eponymous fragrance channels her love for glamour (she is known for her stunning, frothy red carpet and bridal creations) blended in with a Middle Eastern slant, inspired by her childhood growing up in the Lebanon. Having dressed the likes of Madonna, Eva Longoria and Kristen Stewart, you too can now buy a little bit of her sophisticated glamour for yourself – albeit in a bottle.
Created by acclaimed Parisian perfumer Pierre Negrin, the fragrance is really different to other offerings on the market at the mo. It is overtly amber but has a feminine touch with orange blossom top notes and a blend of pear and bergamot. The ginger is a contemporary twist and then comes a delicate bouquet of jasmine, lily of the valley and peony. The base consists of amber, cedar, patchouli and warm musk for a deep, warm, wintery scent. Reem Acra Eau de Parfum aims to bottle the idea of couture in a perfume – and it feels just as expensive and one-off, just like couture.
The gorgeous gold bottle with its whimsical dove pattern (Reem’s trademark insignia) reflects a regal Eastern tradition and is absolutely perfect for this time of year. Word on the street is that this is the current fragrance of choice with her A-list clientele. Why not make it the same for the A-listers in your life?