In occasion for Eid, The Fragrance Kitchen (TFK) the innovative Kuwait based perfume house is set to launch two new fragrances exclusively at Selfridges this week; Bindi Twist & Bindi Ballet.
TFK is the brainchild of Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah, is the grandson of the 10th emir of Kuwait, The Fragrance Kitchen blends the tradition of Middle Eastern perfumery with the French expertise of Grasse (the perfume capital of the world) where scents are created under the guidance of the top noses and perfumers. Fragrance is very important in the Middle East and most of the time it is still hand made at home, being a tradition which has been passed down from generation to generation.
T: GREEN NOTES / BERGAMOTE / ALDEHYDE / PEACH
H: JASMINE / ROSE / WHITE FLOWERS / BASIL / CITRUS
B: PINE / SOLAR NOTES
The air was as crisp and biting as the night was dark. The wind took her breath away as a strong gust blew across her face and her cold bitten hands clutched tighter at her coat. The river rushed below her feet as she made her way across the bridge. There was no one about, the city was sleeping and she felt as she were the only person in the world awake. She wasn’t ready to go home and leaned over the railing to watch the water crashing below. In the distance she heard the bellowing of ship and she strained her eyes in the dark to detect the direction of the sound. In the distance she could see the red and gold lights of the fishing boats twinkling against the blackness of the night. The dancing lights were mesmerizing as the bounced back and forth on the currents. Her thoughts were suddenly lost and the lights blurred. Her eyes began to see the lights as jewels and colours, dancing on the fabrics of dresses as the swirled around the feet of dancing women. She heard the drums, the beats of her native India, and she was swept up in the rhythm. The jewels turned and plunged and were taken into the music in her ears. She could feel the humid air on her face and smell the dust kicked up by the movement. The beat intensified and her eyes followed the glistening jewels until suddenly they were extinguished by the blackness of the night. Brought back to reality, she reached her icy hand up to her cheek, still flushed with memories of her faraway home.
T: BERGAMOT / LEMON / PINK PEPPER
H: MYRRH / HELIOTROPE / AMBER / STYRAX
B: PATCHOULI / MUSK / MOSS / CEDARWOOD / SOLAR NOTES
His head lay on her stomach and she stared at the leaves on the tree above as she eased back into the wild grass. The breeze enveloped them in a cocoon of warmth and it was days like these she wished would last forever. He rolled over to face her and stroked her arm with the tips of his fingers. She closed her eyes and concentrated on the light pressure his fingertips made as they moved across her wrist and into the palm of her hand. Her began using two fingers to mimic the stride of a person walking up and down her arm. She giggled as the childishness of the act, but she enjoyed this light-hearted side of him. He began to move is fingers into a dance and they skated up and down her arm. Eyes closed, she imagined a nimble ballet dancer, floating lightly over the boards of a stage, casting shadows under the glare of the theatre lights. The tiny dancer on her arm twirled and moved as the pressure increased and decreased. She could see the glistening of the dancers face, the expressions of her body moving as she flittered about like a sparrow. Whirling and falling gracefully like a sycamore leaf coming to earth, the ballet dancer’s feet traced a beautiful and peaceful pattern all the way from her shoulder to the tips of her fingers. She felt the ballet dancer twist and turn and played out a wondrous world in a glamorous theatre under that tree. She would always remember this afternoon enveloped in natures warm blanket relishing the dance of her imaginary performer, unable to be touched by anything in the outside world.
Bindi Twist & Bindi Ballet will be available in-store this Friday 22nd July 2016
Ground Floor, Selfridges