As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is relaxing its harsh Islamic laws and norms of living for common citizes, the Valentine's Day that commemorates love didn’t leave the country untouched. The Arab World, country’s largesrt selling English newspaper, gave good coverage to the celebration of the day. Its portal had stories about top Arab romantic Arab films to be watched on the Valentine’s Day and the last minute gift ideas on Valentine’s day etc.
A report in the newspaper said that on the Valentine’s Day, a perfume maker from Riyadh inviting couples to come and spend the Day in a unique way. Rem Saleh, who has nine years of experience in perfumery, said that offering perfume is considered the best way to express one's love.
"That's why I decided to dedicate the entire perfume session to the couples, where they can spend the whole day together inventing a scent," he said.
"The word perfume brings up love and pleasant memories. In fact, perfume invokes certain parts of the human being that are associated with memories of persons, places, etc.
A Saudi women passed in front of an advertisement of Valentin's Day in Jeddah
“When you feel the scent, your brain takes you back to the memories of the beautiful days. The people, places and other occasions emerge on the screen of your mind like a flashback. When you think of the romantic aspect of any relationship, the relevant fragrances come to your mind, followed by the thoughts of flowers and musk,” Rem Saleh told the Arab News.
Perfumer Reem Saleh, founder of the RESA brand, will be conducting a workshop on the basics of making perfume, including types of oils used, mixing techniques, and finalization processes.
She organised the experience "make your own perfume with your love", and also arranges Rolls-Royce vehicles to bring couples home and take them for walks.
Rem has managed 60 key fragrances, including oil pumps and other accessories that allow couples to make perfumes of their choice. They are also given a special Valentine's Day apron and a sash. At the end of the day, couples are allowed to carry with them the fragrance they have made together and their names are also written on the bottles.
The entire session also includes meals at a restaurant that serves international food. Couples also have the facility to listen to the music of their choice while eating. Maha Abul Khalil, who got married 27 years ago and has a happy life, who celebrates Valentine's Day with her husband every year, told Arab News that she appreciates this opportunity to make perfume.
"Fragrances take me to the happiest moments of my life, I use them every day and my husband brings them to me regularly," said Abdullah, a 31-year-old married Saudi engineer who told Arab News that Have a special interest in gifts related to them.
According to him, "I especially like the fragrances made in Riyadh. My wife often surprises me with her favorite perfume it is an expression of love. I wish my wife all the couples in Saudi Arabia a happy Valentine's Day. "