Calling all fragrance fanatics; Kayali fragrances have reached our shores! Available exclusively at ARC Store, Kayali is an absolute must-have for every perfume lover. Inspired by the rich heritage and simple sophistication of the Middle East, Kayali takes a refreshing approach to the artistry of Eau de Parfum, and celebrates the limitless possibilities, personalities and desires, of your infinite layers.
Founded by Mona Kattan, beauty businesswoman extraordinaire and sister to HUDA Beauty’s Huda Kattan, the range includes handcrafted ultra-addictive fragrances in gorgeous, gemstone-inspired bottles.
Kayali introduces the concept of layering your fragrances, a practice that is common in the Arabic culture, but is still quite new to the West. Each Kayali fragrance can be worn on its own, or layered with another to create a scent that is truly yours.
The name “Kayali” means “my imagination”, which is so fitting, as you can mix and match these beautiful scents to create something that is unique to you.
Mona grew up with fragrance being a very important part of her life as it was richly embedded in her culture. It took her seven years to develop and source the perfect range. The fragrances are made by some of the top perfumers in France, and every detail is personally overseen by Mona herself.
An interesting fact, is that the little number next to each fragrance’s name, example, VANILLA | 28, refers to the number of times the scent was reformulated or recreated before it was finalised. Essentially, VANILLA | 28 as you purchase it in stores today is the 28th version of the fragrance, which shows Mona’s dedication to perfecting each scent!
If you’re new to Kayali fragrances, we recommend starting with the Kayali Miniature Set (shop here), a beautifully boxed gift set containing four 10ml perfumes:
VANILLA | 28
Captivate the senses with VANILLA | 28, a masterpiece of refined and cultivated nuance. A time-honoured union of creamy Jasmine and rich Madagascan Vanilla Orchid draws out the sweet softness of Brazilian Tonka. Beautifully balanced oriental notes of Musk, Amber, Patchouli and Brown Sugar form the distinguished wood base of this utterly sublime scent.
MUSK | 12
Emanating power and confidence, MUSK | 12 begins with magnificent notes of Lotus Flower, Freesia and Sheer Jasmine. Laced with exquisite Musk, the scent shines a light on one of the world’s most mysterious ingredients. A voluptuous blend of Vanilla and creamy Sandalwood gives this distinguished fragrance an enchanting and tempered soul.
ELIXIR | 11
An ultra-addictive scent, ELIXIR | 11 opens with sweet notes of Red Apple and Rose Petal Essence, before revealing a floral heart of Rose Centifolia and uplifting touches of Jasmine Sambac from India. Adding depth to the romantic fragrance, warm woody notes of Indonesian Patchouli and velvety Amber are enveloped by accents of Vanilla, leaving behind a long-lasting trail.
CITRUS | 08
Sparkling citrus notes of Italian Bergamot and Pink Grapefruit mingle with Rhubarb, Blackcurrant and Pink Pepper. Immaculate floral chords of Rose Centifolia and Rose Damascena from Bulgaria lie at its heart. A lingering veil of Musk, Tonka and mystical Oakmoss grounds the hypnotic scent in nature.
The set retails for R1595.00 and the individual 10ml fragrances can be purchased at R420.00 each.
To experience Kayali for yourself, head on over to your nearest ARC Store or visit their website here.