Newly opened Arabian Oud brings luxury scent to Tysons Corner Center
Arabian Oud, a luxury perfume chain based in Saudi Arabia, open at the Tysons Corner Center last Sunday (April 7).
Heba Ashraf, the store manager, told Tysons Reporter that the oil-based fragrances come from oil harvested from the wood of trees infected with the disease. The disease – a type of mold – causes trees to produce an oily, fragrant resin, which is then harvested.
The scents vary depending on the origin of the tree and whether the tree is blooming, Ashraf said.
Most of the store’s perfumes cost several hundred dollars, Ashraf said. The most expensive item is the $ 1,500 Royal Oud Set, which is described as a Cambodian oud with a mixture of roses and musk. Cheaper items include $ 50 Disney scents for kids including “Mickey Mouse” with pear, candy apples and musk and “Cinderella” with pineapple, rose, musk , jasmine and vanilla.
Founded in 1982, Arabian Oud has more than 55 branches around the world, including one in Times Square in New York. Ashraf said she gleaned from management that the Tysons Corner Center spot was ideal because of the high-end brands of “one of the largest malls in the area”, as well as the proximity to the mall. with DC and its demographic diversity.
“I see people from all over the world [come into the store]”Ashraf said.