His Highness Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said had a dream to restore the great Arabian art of perfumery to the region.
Amouage is a luxury perfume house established in Oman in 1983 by the Sultan of Oman. Amouage uses traditional for the Middle East perfume ingredients such as agarwood, incense, musk, rose and spices, but the developers of the scents are perfumeurs from the major fragrances&flavor companies.
The first Amouage fragrance (Amouage was its previous name, now it is known as Amouage Gold) was created by French perfumeur Guy Robert in 1983. Guy Robert has created his masterpieces for Hermes, Dior, Rochas...
Almost all of the perfumes are in the traditional Amouage bottles: bottles with women's scents recall the shape of the Palace Ruwi Mosque in Muskat (Oman); bottles with men's scents have a shape of Khanjar, the traditional dagger of Oman.
Designer Amouage has 79 perfumes. The earliest edition was created in 1983 and the newest is from 2017. Amouage fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Randa Hammami, Cecile Zarokian, Daniel Maurel, Angeline Leporini, Guy Robert, Bernard Ellena, Alexandra Carlin, Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann, Lucas Sieuzac, Jean-Claude Ellena, Nathalie Feisthauer, Violaine Collas, Pierre Negrin, Karine Vinchon Spehner, Dorothee Piot, Maurice Roucel, Gras, Creations Aromatiques, Michele Saramito, Jacques Flori, Alberto Morillas and Richard Herpin.