Oud (agarwood) is the best kept secret of Middle Eastern and North African women. Oud has become one of the most expensive aromas used in the luxury fragrance industry, for its sensuous and exquisite smell, that makes you travel to the deserts of Arabia.
Oud, liquid gold, quite literally, as it is so rare that its price makes it a fragrance reserved only to the privileged.
Living luxury for a regular person, used to what I call the discount mindset, takes quite a stretch of the subconscious mind and creating new “luxury-oriented” habits so that luxury becomes synonymous with normal.
I dedicated a little bit of time to research people’s comments on social media as a response to luxury influencers online, whether it be luxury VIP brands, pop stars spending habits or even five stars’ culinary artists.
I’ll preface this piece by stating that some of these items, I purchased while traveling on an Air France flight and the other ones were part of the travel bag I received while traveling Business Class.
This year, I made a promise to myself: to try, as much as possible, to not purchase new products unless I am close to finished with my previous batch.