The return to Muscat

In June 2013, one year ago, I came across an exquisite middle eastern perfume at the Muttrah Souq (market) in old Muscat, Oman. The bottle was nearly empty when opportunity arose in October 2014 for a revisit to Muscat. This time the souq was very far from my hotel, about 40 kilometers. So I went to a nearby souq, just 11 kilometers from the hotel. And braved myself to go into an expensive-looking perfume shop. Afnan of Dubai. And I was rewarded by these four classy bottles of even more exquisite middle eastern scents.

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The Afnan perfume shop at Seeb Souq, 51 kilometers from old Muscat, and 11 kilometers from my hotel. The taxi from the hotel cost me 3 Omani Riyal one way.

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Four bottles of my 2014 Afnan perfumes I got from Seeb Souq, next to the smaller 2013 bottle from Muttrah Souq, old Muscat, Oman. The labels were hand written by the shop perfume consultant.

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Bottom view of the bottles. These came from Dubai in neighboring United Arab Emirates.

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The four Afnan perfumes at home in Malaysia, with proper labels.

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