Amouage, Muscat

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Learn about the artisanal perfume-making processes at Amouage, boasting a large international consumer base and boasting a history spanning several decades. Tour the site to see how perfumes and oils are made, then pick up a few scents to take back home. Put Amouage into our Muscat day trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Muscat.
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  • Skip this unless you have loads of time to kill. The factory tour barely lasted 10 minutes, and the woman doing the tour gave a few basic information and that's it - nothing about the brand history, n...  more »
  • Inside the factory, you can watch the world's most expensive perfume, that has as main ingredient the incense. This makes it possible to enjoy charming fragrances, decided and decidedly Middle-Eastern. Next to it there is a retail store, where you can try and buy perfume.
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  • Easy to find; flashy entrance, polite, home visit very fast, and few answers as soon as I asked a serious question. Comely shop of course (we're at some perfumers anyway), but the prices are much higher than elsewhere. Better to buy at the Airport (25-30% gap, a marketing scandal, and it is not possible to 5% VAT, which explains the difference!)
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  • Billed as the world's most expensive perfume, Amourage is a homegrown Omani fragrance company offering scents for both men and women. Runs $300+ for 100ml. Definitely pricey but distinctive and inspired by local ingredients. Available around the globe is a local manufactured brand of fragrance
  • the best perfume ever. .. Amouage is a luxury perfumery founded in 1983 in Oman, by Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al-Busaidi sultans, then Minister of the current Government. The Head Office of the company is located in Rusayl, in the governorate of Muscat. Amouage is also the name of the first and most prestigious perfume created by the company the following year. The perfume was created by Guy Robert, a perfumer in Grasse, while the bottle design in gold, silver and semi-precious stones was entrusted to Asprey. In 1991 the scent was voted product of the year at the Cannes Film Festival. Amouage is often quoted as "the most precious perfume in the world".
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  • EPC shopping in stores. Polite manner. Welcoming. Here, I bought a LYRIC and REFLECTION, and SOAP. And curiosity came on a trip from Japan and I just say "have" sample lots of me to bring as a souvenir.
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