Photo Courtesy of Reem AcraDesigner Reem Acra is established in the bridal and wedding industries, but she’s recently expanded her luxury brand by adding something completely new: a fragrance. After 15 years of designing couture gowns fit for both wedding days and the Red Carpet, there’s finally a Reem Acra item that you can own, too. The designer made the move of rounding out her business by adding a bottle that encompasses all the things that are close to her heart.
Reem Acra Eau de Parfum reflects the designer’s love for all things classic and sophisticated. The main ingredients in the bottle are all there for a reason. Amber is the largest theme of this perfume, and as the designer puts it, it’s also an ingredient to her life story. Growing up in Lebanon, Acra and her siblings used to collect amber from surrounding forests. But we’re not talking about just any amber— the designer used to collect the same stuff that we see behind glass at the world’s most renowned museums. “It was the oldest amber in the world that contained insects,” Acra told Elle “There’s a whole history behind the amber. We lived with it, we had boxes of it under our beds and in our drawers. We breathed it all the time.”
Other meaningful ingredients in the perfume are peony, the designer’s favorite flower, orange blossom, which she drinks every morning in hot water, and ginger, which she says she eats frequently. The orange blossom along with bergamot and peach are top notes of the perfume, with ginger, jasmine, lily of the valley and peony in its heart, and amber, cedar, patchouli and warm musk at its base. The overall result is a warm, musky scent with a floral aroma and hints of wood.
Reem Acra Eau de Parfum is available in a 90-ml. bottle for $125.