Object: Scented Candle, 2014
Description: Exclusive Amber scent | Dimensions: 7.3 x 9cm (160g)
My design approach for 2015 evolves around the five senses – moving beyond a piece of furniture or just an object. I have started with the sense of smell by introducing an exclusive scent to the brand.
For almost 9 months I worked closely with olfactory brand ‘Lokum Istanbul’ in Turkey, to develop an exclusive sent for the KHALID SHAFAR brand that would reflect my culture as an Emirati in some way, yet still preserve the brand’s character in its contemporariness and quirkiness. The result was an exclusive Amber scent that not only resonates with the older generation of my Emirati grandmothers, but also still has a contemporary twist for a wider international audience – creating a captivating and enchanting ambience in a space.
The exclusive scent is available as scented candles, packaged in a crafted, drawer-style box with special matches to enhance the experience.
A uniquely scent-sational experience by KHALID SHAFAR.