Habibi fragrances- what, where, how?

All Habibi fragrances are made right here in the US in our New Jersey manufacturing site! The perfumers
we work with are based around the world, including Paris, London, Dubai, and New York.

HABIBI Fragrances contain Denatured Alcohol which is synthetic, non-intoxicating and inedible. It is a standard which is widely used in Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical applications. It is permissible to use.

Our policy is to provide value to our customers by eliminating the high margins associated with retail stores. Therefore, we are able to offer high quality fragrances at affordable prices as we do not have to markup our prices for the 'middle man' in the retail chain.

HABIBI fragrances are produced with the highest quality essential oil and innovative synthethic ingredients. Masterfully blended by our team of perfumers and bottled in exquisite French glass bottles and handmade packaging in New York. HABIBI fragrances are very long lasting due to the high concentration of fragrance oil load and depending on the application you will surely experience a good lasting period.

If you keep it in the right conditions (cool, dark, and away from temperature and humidity fluctuation)
you can expect it to last at least a year or longer.

For details on the fragrance notes please visit www.forhabibi.com and click on the individual fragrances.

The way fragrances are categorized is by dosage – in other words, what percentage of the “juice” is
made up of the fragrance oil. Within the industry, lighter fragrances that use 1-5% oil are usually called
body mist; eau de cologne can range between 3-8%, while eau de toilette can be anywhere between 5-
10%. The stronger fragrances are eau de parfum (anywhere between 8-15%), parfum (15-25%) and
attars (usually 100%). Because there is no industry standard or set legal rules, however, a brand can
produce a product and label it as an eau de parfum when it only contains 8% fragrance oils, or even less.
This means that you’re paying a premium for alcohol and water and not the materials that actually smell
Habibi fragrances are exceptional in their use of very high dosage – all fragrances are minimum 25% and
some are 30% dosage. This means that it will last longer on the skin, have a bigger presence, and that
you can use less overall.

Our fragrances include some of the most highly sought-after materials on the market, such as oud,
jasmine, iris, and sandalwood. These are complex, beautiful ingredients that are expensive, difficult to
source, and come from all around the world. Many of these have been used in perfumery for thousands
of years and help create some of the beautiful fragrance we know and love.
Synthetics, however, aren’t a bad thing. Ingredient notes like leather and musk are created using
synthetics so that you can have certain types of perfume without cruelty to animals. It also allows the
perfumers to show a wider range of fragrance styles, since many smells cannot be harvested from
nature – most fruits, for example, don’t yield enough oil to be used in fragrance. Natural materials can
also contain aromatic compounds that can be irritating on delicate skin, so perfumers create accords or
synthetics which mimic the smells found in nature while being safe and gentle. There are also ‘nature
identical’ synthetics, which are the same chemicals found in nature. Vanillin, for example, is one of the
aromatic molecules that naturally occurs in vanilla to give it its beautiful, distinct smell. Producing
materials like this in the lab means that it can be added to fragrance alone or alongside natural vanilla to
amplify the scent and make something even more complex and long-lasting. Finally, using synthetics
allows a perfumer to create ‘fantasy accords’ – in other words, to use their creativity and invent a smell
for things that don’t actually have a scent in nature.
Perfumery is a highly complex technique that requires the utmost creativity and artistic skill as well as
years of expertise in chemistry and regulatory knowledge. No matter what materials are used in a
fragrance, however, the goal is always to create something that’s both beautiful and safe.

My habibi order- before, during, after

Our HABIBI® Discovery Sample Set is a collection of 6x3ml pump sprays, providing you the perfect opportunity to discover a HABIBI® scent for the one you love.

These sets are great to explore our range of scents for yourself or make amazing gifts for others. View Discovery Set

Yes. We can certainly gift wrap your order, please mention ‘Gift Wrap’ in the comments when ordering.

Not at all. Every Habibi fragrance comes with a sample, so that you can try before you open the package.
Wear it for a few days and if it doesn’t suit you, you can exchange for another!

We want our customers to try our fragrance risk free and without any hassle of expensive returns.

With each full size fragrance we include a trial size, sample vial with it to try out first. If you like the trial size vial, then you open and keep the full-size bottle. If you don't like it (which is highly unlikely), please email us at returns@forhabibi.com within 7 days of receiving your order and we will email you a return label (for return within the continental US only). Simply send back the unopened full size fragrance bottle to us within 14 days after receiving the label. We will issue you a refund within 5 days of receiving it. As always, the trial size samples are yours to keep.

The fragrance should be packed securely so that it doesn't move around inside the box to ensure no damage occurs to the product itself.

We reserve the right to accept or refuse a return depending on the condition of the product when it is sent back. To be eligible for a refund, all returns must be sealed in original packaging, must be unopened, unused and in resaleable condition.

Opened, used, or damaged product returns will not be refunded or the refund may be prorated to reflect the amount of product used or damage to packaging.

Please note, the Discovery/Sample set is non-refundable.

If you choose not to use our return label and would like to send it back on your own, we recommend using a delivery service that is trackable. Habibi NY (Habibi Lux Products LLC) is not responsible for any lost packages sent on your own.

Return shipping address:

371 Hoes Lane
Suite 200
Piscataway, NJ 08854

general fragrance questions

The high dosage of Habibi fragrances means that our perfumes will last at least eight hours, but one way
you can help boost the scent is by starting with moisturized skin and layering fragrance on both skin and
clothing or hair. Many Habibi perfumes are also available in a body cream or beard oil, or you can use an
unscented lotion if you prefer.

The process of creating a new fragrance is long – usually about a year. First, the brand directors will
create a brief: a description of what they would like the new fragrance to be like. Fragrance houses and
perfumers will create something which they feel best answers the questions raised in the brief: who will
be wearing it? What story should it tell? What ingredients will it include? The perfumers will submit
their creations and once a few top contenders are selected, Habibi will work with the fragrance house to
refine the perfume until the perfect one is created. A fragrance is an artistic process that requires both
the brand and the perfumer to understand.

Once you have found your perfect Habibi perfume, you’ll want to protect it from going off. Fragrances
last best in the same conditions that you would keep a bottle of wine – in other words, in a dark, cool
place where they are protected from temperature fluctuations, humidity, and UV. Not surprisingly,
therefore, while the bathroom is the most common place people tend to keep their fragrance collection,
it’s also the worst. Each Habibi fragrance is beautifully packaged in a heavyweight box which will protect
the bottle from the light, so don’t throw it away! Some people even like to keep their favorite fragrances
in the refrigerator, which will protect them as well as create a refreshing way to wear your fragrance on
a hot day. If you treat your new fragrance with a little care, you can expect it to last for at least a year
(and very likely longer).

You’ll see that Habibi fragrances are categorized by type, or family, such as citrus, woody, floral, etc. This
refers to the most prominent notes in a fragrance and helps give a sense of what the overall scent is like.
Some of these categories are fairly straightforward, while others (such as amber, gourmand, or fougère)
are a little more obscure and often come from the names of historical perfumes. Habibi has fragrances
in most of the families, so if you’re not sure which one is right for you, think about everyday scents you
already enjoy – do you prefer rich, seductive jasmine or a clean, fresh grapefruit? You can also take the
Habibi quiz to see what fragrance best suits your lifestyle and tastes.

So your friend bought Oasis Oud and it smells amazing on her, but then you try it and you’re less than
impressed? Not to worry! Skin temperature and pH, oils, and even your diet will affect your skin
chemistry, which interacts with the fragrance to change the way it smells through the day. Every bottle
of Habibi comes with a sample for you to try – wear it on skin for a few days and if it’s not right, you can
exchange for something that suits you better.
If you do want to borrow a fragrance but you know it doesn’t work with your skin chemistry, you can
also spritz on a scarf or piece of clothing – this way, you can enjoy all the scents you love.

At HABIBI, we can assure you that we use the best ingredients and packaging to provide a wonderful experience for our customers.

With that in mind, it is important to note that our samples are made at a cost and since we are a small business, it is simply not feasible for us to ship out free samples.

However, to ensure we can provide a fair way to sample, with each discovery set, we allow ample fragrance that can be worn several times. So that is 6 vials with 3 mL each and will allow many, many days of wear.

Once you pick your favorite, we also give a $20 coupon code towards your purchase of a full-size fragrance.