Love is - quite literally - in the air with 52% of people in the UAE associating perfume and fragrance with love and romance, according to a recent YouGov survey undertaken by Rasasi, one of the UAE’s leading perfume houses.
Half of the women (50%) and men (53%) surveyed believe that scent is a key to romance, with 54% of Emiratis agreeing that they associate perfume and fragrance with feelings of love. The association was strongest amongst young people aged 25-29 (56%) and those aged 40 and over (55%).
The survey also found that perfume plays a significant part in boosting self-confidence, with 68% of respondents stating that perfume made them feel more self-assured and happy, including 66% of singles asked. So investing in a great scent could be the key for those seeking confidence when it comes to new romance.
Married couples also agreed that fragrance plays an important role in their relationship, with two thirds (66%) stating that they often wear perfumes that their spouses like. This sentiment is evenly split between men (54%) and women (56%).
A spokesperson of Rasasi Perfumes, said: “Our sense of smell is one of the keenest senses, and affects our world in ways people perhaps don’t expect – whether affecting the way our food tastes, to triggering special memories, or playing a key role in our moods and even attracting the perfect partner, fragrance plays an important role in our everyday lives.
“Key fragrances associated with romance include vanilla, sandalwood, rose, jasmine, neroli, patchouli, vetiver and ylang-ylang. Perfumes such as our best-selling Junoon Satin & Leather from this series of niche fragrances and the cult classic La Yuqawam series, Hawas & Attar Al Mohabba – are perfect for creating a romantic mood.”
With a four-decade legacy of blending the finest scents that celebrate the rich tapestry of the Middle East and GCC, Rasasi prides itself on having an unrivalled knowledge of the finest traditions of perfumery and art of fragrances.
Rasasi is amongst the leading fragrances companies in the region. A pioneer in the field of perfume retail, Rasasi has contributed to the evolution of the modern perfume industry in the Middle East. Over the last four decades, the company has built on a solid foundation of pioneering entrepreneurial vigour, creating some of the best and most exclusive fragrances, which have established a worldwide reputation for quality, luxury and elegance.
Rasasi operates over 165 elegantly-designed unique, dedicated showrooms at leading malls and prime market locations across the GCC. Rasasi operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai and its products are exported to more than 60 countries across the globe through a strong distribution network.