Our digital cover stars, Scha Alyahya and Awal Ashaari, share a specially curated list of their favourite scents at the moment.
As with everything else in their sense of style, Scha and Awal tend to look towards the subtle when it comes to their favourite fragrances. The underrated gems, the scents less talked about. For Scha and Awal, perfumes aren’t just a means to get heads turning — they are also pick-me-ups in a bottle, helping them relax their senses as they indulge in their favourite notes.
Awal leans more to oud as his favourite scent — masculine and woody, and ranges from sweet to earthy; while Scha finds herself drawn toward floral scents that are captivating yet not too overpowering, like magnolia, which is known to be lightly fruity. The power couple are pleasantly surprising in their knowledge when it comes to their favourite fragrances, and this is why we took the liberty to sit down with Scha and Awal to ask them for the full breakdown of their seven favourite scents right now.
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Ever the perfect pair, Scha and Awal share a favourite in Bond No. 9 New York — a perfume that’s known to be both floral and woody, combining the aromas that they love. The brand’s signature fragrance, The Scent of Peace, contains some fruity notes of Black Currant and Grapefruit; as well as Lily-of-the-Valley for its middle notes, and Musk and Virginia Cedar for its base notes.
Known as the perfume that became popular for not smelling like anything you’ve ever come across before, Santal 33 is Scha’s recommendation for one of her favourite scents. Made from a unique blend of sandalwood, cedarwood, cardamom, iris and violet, we’re not surprised that Scha’s floral-loving self would go for this one-of-a-kind fragrance.