Arab-American beauty blogger, makeup guru and entrepreneur Huda Kattan, CEO of the infamous Huda Beauty will soon have another company under her belt. The beauty maven along with her baby sister, Mona Kattan, will be launching their own fragrance line – Kayali.
Back in July, Mona, aka #perfumeprincess (as we’ve witnessed in several episodes of Huda Boss for her obsession with and love of perfumes), announced that she had a fragrance line in the works – which honestly makes sense. Recently, the sisters announced that their first baby will be Kayali – a fragrance brand curated by the mind/nose of Mona herself.
Kayali (KAY•ALI) means “my imagination” in Arabic, and the first launch includes four scents – Elixir, Citrus, Musk and Vanilla. According to Trendmood, a first-look beauty account on the gram, the packaging “feature[s] a clear glass elongated octagonal shape, with a diamond shaped cap meant as a nod to the traditionally elaborate flacons frequent in the Middle East.” It is inspired by the rich heritage of the Middle East and the cultural ritual of combining and layering fragrances to develop your very own unique, multifaceted fragrance, bespoke to you and you alone. Huda and Mona Kattan worked with world-renowned French perfume house, Firmenich to create this lavish Eau de Parfum, which can be layered and combined to create a truly unique scent, perfect for the modern woman.
THE KAYALI COLLECTION | 01.
ELIXIR | 11
The first fragrance in KAYALI COLLECTION | ELIXIR | 11 is one of the lighter scents in the range, which Huda and Mona Kattan describe as ‘an ultra-addictive scent’ – you’ve been warned. ELIXIR | 11 opens with sweet notes of Red Apple and Rose Petal Essence, before revealing a floral heart of Rose Centifolia and uplifting touches of Jasmine Sambac from India. Adding depth to the romantic fragrance, warm woody notes of Indonesian Patchouli and velvety Amber are enveloped by accents of Vanilla, leaving behind a long-lasting trail. Housed in an elegant and eye-catching jet-black bottle with brushed gold detailing, the ebony ELIXIR | 11 sits as beautifully on the pulse points as it does on your dressing table.
MUSK | 12
The second fragrance in the KAYALI COLLECTION | MUSK | 12 is the most intense fragrance in the range, which Huda and Mona describe as ‘emanating power and confidence’. MUSK | 12 is a beguiling blend of lotus flower, sheer jasmine, musk, vanilla and creamy sandalwood. Worn alone or layered, this perfectly marries light florals with heady musks to create an enchantingly warm, feminine aroma, and is housed in a crystal-clear bottle with brushed gold detailing.
VANILLA | 28
The third fragrance in KAYALI COLLECTION | VANILLA | 28 is a light scent in the range, which Huda and Mona Kattan describe as ‘captivating the senses’. VANILLA | 28 is an oriental blend of jasmine, Madagascan vanilla orchid, Brazilian tonka, musk, amber, patchouli and brown sugar. Worn alone or layered, this perfectly marries the rich scent of comforting vanilla with heady aromatics to create an utterly sublime aroma.
CITRUS | 08
The final fragrance in KAYALI COLLECTION | CITRUS | 08 is also a light scent in the range, which Huda and Mona Kattan describe as ‘a contemporary twist on innovation’. CITRUS | 08 is a chic blend of Italian bergamot, pink grapefruit, rhubarb, blackcurrant, pink pepper, rose centifolia, musk, tonka and oakmoss.
The Kayali fragrances will launch on the 16th of November, and will retail for a whopping $118 per fragrance. You can also join the waitlist on Cultbeauty.