"It all started with a royal order of the Sultan ...", does it sound like the beginning of a fairy tale story that fits the thousand-night story of Shahrazade? So this is exactly what happened with the Amouage perfume that has made local perfume one of the most prestigious perfumes in the world today. Yes, it all began with the ambition of Sultan Saeed Hamad bin Hamud Albo Said, ruler of Oman, to restore Oman and the Middle East to their greatness in the field of perfumery. The goal was to establish a society that would represent Oman's traditions and allow the ruler to give an authentic and unique gift that is invaluable to the rulers of the world who visit the kingdom. Among them is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Traditional Perfume Components What are the traditional Middle Eastern perfume ingredients used by Amouage perfume? Well, these include Hagarwood, incense, musk, rose, jasmine and of course various spices, with the spices usually placed in the upper notes, and the base notes being most often the musk and incense. The middle notes are more floral. As with many Oriental fragrances, this brand uses expensive local extracts, which include the scent of skin, musk, frankincense and sandalwood. It is this blending of scents that brings wealth together if depth and elegance are expressed in this perfume. Yes Oman also has her typical scents. Since it is known in the world as the land of the Franks, this is the beginning of the historic perfume route from ancient times. Whose frankincense trees are its hallmarks. The continuation of this perfume road, by the way, also goes through the Negev.