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The scents of Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Old Oct 9th 2012, 7:05 am
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A company has launched a range of fragrances to remind you of the cities you have visted, including ones for both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A mere 40 Euros bottles the scent of a city for you (see E-shop on page for all cities)

http://intl.thescentofdeparture.com/


DXB - Rose, citrus & oud

AUH - Bergamot, jasmine & amber


So my question is - if you were to bottle the scent of one of these cities, what would you include? For me, Dubai - oud, schwarma & BO/taxis.
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I thought BO was termed Dubai Perfume.
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The shit works at Awir ?
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Essence of Armpit (Abu Dhabi)

Dirty Derrier (Dubai)
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Abu Dhabi; scent of sheep/goats/goat slaughter , next to the Water & Electricity Club

Abu Dhabi; the scent or feeling of a scent that greets you when you catch a whiff of humidity and dust.
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A company has launched a range of fragrances to remind you of the cities you have visted, including ones for both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A mere 40 Euros bottles the scent of a city for you (see E-shop on page for all cities)

http://intl.thescentofdeparture.com/


DXB - Rose, citrus & oud

AUH - Bergamot, jasmine & amber


So my question is - if you were to bottle the scent of one of these cities, what would you include? For me, Dubai - oud, schwarma & BO/taxis.
agree with yours - I always think of Dubai when I smell your typical lemon floor cleaner - when we first got here the hotel apartment corridors always had that fragrance - even our current building corridors have that smell... anyway...

That and Bank Street always had a hot / dusty / humid smell in Sept / Oct that was pleasant in a way and reminded you just how far from the UK you were! (in a good way)
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That and Bank Street always had a hot / dusty / humid smell in Sept / Oct that was pleasant in a way and reminded you just how far from the UK you were! (in a good way)
this, plus the slightly salty stagnant smell of the creek
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this, plus the slightly salty stagnant smell of the Marines Bar
That's better.
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The slightly putrefying smell of discarded trash in Dubai.
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Ah... eau de bo.
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The rubbish / garbage / hot / sweaty smell of my apartment car park
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The rubbish / garbage / hot / sweaty smell of my apartment
Eau Du Bachelor...
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The rubbish / garbage / hot / sweaty smell of my apartment car park
Speaking of which, has anyone else who has used the Dubai Marina Mall carpark (particularly the level you access from SZR) noticed that pungent smell of shit in the air?
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Speaking of which, has anyone else who has used the Dubai Marina Mall carpark (particularly the level you access from SZR) noticed that pungent smell of shit in the air?
It's the heady smell of corruption...
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Eau Du Bachelor...
No, when my mrs is away the apartment changes from scented candles, cleaning products and fabric softener to:

Pants
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Beer
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