With the Tawaf kit, perfume becomes even more democratic. The perfumer joins the customers themselves in deciding how each wearer will experience the scent. No longer will buyers be mere consumers of an identical fragrance; instead they will become artisans, in control of their own pleasure.
The Tawaf Custom blending Kit contains, a 15.5 ml spray bottle of Tawaf and two 6 ml dropper bottles containing the two accords that compose the fragrance: the Jasmine accord and the Oppoponax accord.
Using the empty vials and the funnel of the kit you can compose your own scent drop by drop — every day, if you choose, creating new versions of Tawaf according to your own taste and mood, in infinite variations.
A simple and beautiful initiation to the subtle art of composing fragrances.
Tawaf is the final fragrance in my Arabian series. As the conclusion for this collection I have chosen to compose a fragrance that sings the very soul of the Arab people.
Tawaf is the name of the ritual consisting circumambulations around the Ka’abah, the cube shaped building in Mecca, adorned with black silk. The Ka’abah is the geographic center of the Arabian soul, of it’s spirituality, culture and civilisation.
The Tawaf fragrance is the aromatic “melody” of the scents that surround those performing the Tawaf. It bring together the trails of Jasmine Sambac that pilgrims wear, the rose water poured from buckets to wash the white marble floor and the Oppoponax attar spread by the handful over the corners of the Ka’abah. These are the essences that comprise the new fragrance. Other ingredients meaningful in the Arabic tradition are Narcissus and Myrrh.
The perfume is binary in structure, with a Jasmine accord intertwining with an Oppoponax accord in the same way those chinese silk fabrics display two different colours depending on how the light shines on them. Because of the acoustic qualities of the “aromatic notes” I played in composing this perfume, the Tawaf melody became a symphony, and it is indeed the fragrance with which I am the most satisfied of all those that I have composed in the Arabian series.