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The Kayali fragrances are designed by Mona Kattan, sister to Huda Kattan founder of successful makeup brand Huda Beauty. This article explains what each of the Kayali perfumes smell like and where to buy them.

PerfumeReleaseFragrance Notes
Citrus | 082018Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, Rhubarb, Rose, Musk
Vanilla | 282018Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Tonka Bean, Vanilla Orchid
Elixir | 112018Rose, Patchouli, Red Apple
Musk | 122018Musk, Vanilla
Déjà Vu White Flower | 572020Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Nectarine
Invite Only Amber | 232021Amber, Tobacco, ]Honey, Cinnamon, Cherry
Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper | 252021Rose, Pink Pepper, Saffron, Vanilla Orchid
Utopia Vanilla Coco | 212021Coconut, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Pear Blossom, Tuberose
Eden Juicy Apple | 012021Red Berries, Red Apple, Sugar
Lovefest Burning Cherry | 482022Cherry, Raspberry, Praline, Guaiac Wood, Patchouli
Vanilla Royale Sugared Patchouli | 642022Sugar, Patchouli, Oud, Vanilla, Jasmine
Yum Pistachio Gelato | 332023Pistachio, Sandalwood, Whipped Cream
The Wedding Silk Santal | 362023Champagne, Nectarine, Sugar, Sandalwood
The Wedding Velvet Santal | 352023Cedar, Sandalwood, Benzoin
Oudgasm Vanilla Oud | 362023Vanilla, Oud
Oudgasm Rose Oud | 162023Rose, Geranium, Oud
Oudgasm Cafe Oud | 192023Cappuccino, Oud
Oudgasm Tobacco Oud | 042023Tobacco, Oud
Eden Sparkling Lychee | 392023Lychee, Blackcurrant, Violet, Rose, Sandalwood
Oudgasm Smoky Oud | 072024Patchouli, Oud, Geranium

Each Kayali perfume has a number in the name; this represents the number or iterations the fragrance went through during development. You can see that Eden Juicy Apple 01 they got right on the first formulation, where as Déjà Vu White Flower took 57 versions!

The Kayali fragrances are created to wear alone or to layer. The brand is happy to suggest layering combinations with other fragrances outside of the brand; which is refreshing! Kayali fragrances are Vegan and Cruelty-free.

When it comes to which is the best Kayali perfume there is no one answer, it depends on your personal taste. Personally, my favourite Kayali perfume is the new Lovefest Burning Cherry.

In the UK Kayali fragrances are available at Sephora. In the US Kayali fragrances can be found at Sephora and on Amazon. Kayali is also available at Sephora Canada, Sephora Australia, Sephora Germany, and Sephora New Zealand as well as Cult Beauty internationally.

Kayali Citrus | 08

Kayali Citrus | 08 is an unusual citrus perfume. At first a Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot and Rhubarb create a slightly sour, fresh citrus burst. However, as the fragrance develops Rose, Pink Pepper and an Oakmoss Musk start to emerge, creating what is almost a completely new scent when compared to the opening.

Kayali Citrus is discontinued but still available in the US on Amazon, and in the UK at Sephora.

Kayali Vanilla | 28

Kayali Vanilla | 28 has become an iconic Vanilla perfume. This is a sweet Vanilla which uses Brown Sugar, warm Tonka Bean and feminine Vanilla Orchid (reminiscent of the Flowerbomb range).

There are hints of Amber and Patchouli which make Kayali Vanilla 28 feel like a winter fragrance to me.

Kayali Elixir | 11

Kayali Elixir | 11 uses a May Rose (check out my article on the different types of rose in perfumery) which has a deep, almost spicy floral tone. This is combined with a deep Patchouli and a Red Apple to make an unusual scent.

I find that Kayali Elixir | 11 doesn’t have particularly good lasting power so perhaps it’s best for autumnal days and for fans of spicy rose.

Kayali Musk | 12

Like Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Kayali Musk 12 is a classic and simple Musk perfume. There is a hint of Vanilla and a light Freesia, but really Kayali Musk 12 is all about Musk. Its ideal for layering with other fragrances to add Musk, or to wear on its own for a delicate, every-day scent.

Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower | 57

Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Magnolia make Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower 57 a classic white floral perfume. The Orange Blossom note is reminiscent of Ellie Saab Le Parfum although it isn’t as strong.

Vanilla and Nectarine add a sweet fruitiness to the dominant white floral notes. In general I find Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower 57 isn’t particularly strong; most white floral fragrances are quite strong so this is great if you’re looking for something more subtle.

Kayali Invite Only Amber | 23

Starting with Invite Only Amber 23, from 2021 onwards I have found the new Kayali perfumes have better lasting power than their predecessors.

Invite Only Amber 23 is a warm, deep, sexy smoky amber perfume which uses Tobacco, Honey, Cinnamon and Cherry to evoke the scent of a boozy jazz bar on a winter’s evening.

I think Invite Only Amber 23 would add a deep and sexy vibe to another fragrance but it holds its own so doesn’t require layering to have power.

Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper | 25

I love the bright pink branding of Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25; the shiny metallic pink bottle stands out from the rest of the range.

Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25 is kind of like a more affordable version of Tom Ford Rose Prick. It’s all about the Rose and Pink Pepper but a unique combination of Saffron and Vanilla Orchid add femininity and boldness which I think create an ideal sexy day-time scent.

Kayali Utopia Vanilla Coco | 21

Kayali Utopia Vanilla Coco is one of my favourite Kayali perfumes. It reminds me of Bronze Goddess in that it has plenty of Coconut in but it’s also a white floral; Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Pear Blossom, Tuberose and Gardenia which all create a slightly sweet, but feminine Coconut fragrance.

Kayali Eden Juicy Apple | 01

I was pleasantly surprised when I first smelt Eden Juicy Apple | 01 because it is totally different to the other perfumes in the Kayali range. Sugary berries of Blackberry and Red Apple mix with Raspberry Blossom and a hint of Grapefruit to create a fun and fruity summer scent. I find that Kayali Eden Juicy Apple | 01 lasts pretty well for a fruity perfume. I recommend layering it with something like Invite Only Amber 23 or Vanilla 28 in the autumn and wintertime to create a warmer berry fragrance.

Kayali Lovefest Burning Cherry | 48

For me Kayali Lovefest Burning Cherry is like a winter version of Eden Juicy Apple. It has the same sweet fruitiness but instead its a dark Black Cherry note which combines with Autumnal woods and a really unique slightly smoky fragrance which reminds me of the smells of fireworks. Lovefest Burning Cherry is fun, cosy and sexy.

Vanilla Royale Sugared Patchouli | 64

I was surprised at first to see that Kayali fragrances we releasing another Vanilla perfume. But once I tried Vanilla Royale Sugared Patchouli | 64 I understood why – this scent is quite different to Vanilla | 28.

The sugary note is actually the strongest for me and I really love it; it’s not as sickly as Vanilla can be. Patchouli lingers after the fragrance has settled and at first a spicy Oud is noticeable, however the Oud isn’t strong and because very subtle. I’m not personally a fan of Oud but I found Vanilla Royale Sugared Patchouli perfectly wearable because the Oud wasn’t strong at all.

Kayali Yum Pistachio Gelato 33

The new Kayali Yum Pistachio Gelato 33 is a lovely, warm, comforting fragrance which is sweet without being too sweet.

A delicious creamy pistachio is the main note alongside a creamy sandalwood, marshmallow and whipped cream. Rum and hazelnut create a slightly boozy feel; essentially Pistachio Gelato 33 smells like a pistachio, hazelnut and rum ice cream with a ton of whipped cream on top.

Kayali The Wedding Silk Santal

In celebration of the beautiful wedding between Kayali CEO Mona Kattan and Hassan she created two sandalwood fragrances inspired by their special day.

Kayali The Wedding Silk Santal is a gorgeous, sweet sandalwood which has a really addictive quality. It uses peach and champagne to add a fruity opening before a feminine white floral bouquet combines with sugary praline to create a beautiful and long lasting fragrance.

Kayali The Wedding Silk Santal

Kayali The Wedding Velvet Santal

Although the Kayali fragrances are all gender neutral, Hassan features in the promotional images for Kayali The Wedding Velvet Santal and the fragrance certainly does have some typically masculine notes. Velvet Santal bring out the woody side of sandalwood with notes of cedar and warm benzoin. It has a slightly middle-eastern quality to it which is reminiscent of oud fragrances.

Kayali The Wedding Velvet Santal

Kayali Oudgasm Collection

Kayali Oudgasm Collection

Kayali Oudgasm Tobacco Oud | 04

Kayali Oudgasm Tobacco Oud is the strongest scenting the Oudgasm collection. The tobacco note really comes through creating a smoky scent which feels like standing next to a warm fire. The oud note combines completely with the tobacco notes along with clove and saffron and a hint of honey to create a slightly aromatic undertone. For me, Tobacco Oud leans towards a more masculine scent but any lovers of smokey tobacco fragrances will love this. The lasting power is excellent and you can really smell it on yourself for hours after just a couple of sprays.

Kayali Oudgasm Cafe Oud | 19

Oudgasm Cafe Oud is an oriental, amber scent which uses a laconic coffee note to create a creamy undertone to the strong oud note. Rose and patchouli support the coffee note and help it have an incredible projection. This fragrance feels very unisex and has quite a sexy feeling which I think would work well in the evenings.

Kayali Oudgasm Vanilla Oud | 36

Kayali Oudgasm Vanilla Oud | 36 is my personal favourite perfume in the Oudgasm collection. The vanilla note is rich and creamy and comes through much more than the oud which forms the base of the fragrance. The scent definitely has similarities to the other Kayali vanilla fragrances so if you like any of those then I think you’ll like Vanilla Oud too.

Kayali Oudgasm Rose Oud | 16

This is the first rose perfume we have seen from Kayali and in Oudgasm Rose Oud | 16 the rose is a classic, middle-eastern style scent which is slightly spicy and very oriental. A geranium note combines with the rose to create a traditional floral fragrance which is quite similar to most oud and rose combinations. You can easily spend hundreds of pounds on this type of fragrance from niche brands and so I think its good value for money.

Kayali Oudgasm Smoky Oud | 7

Kayali Oudgasm Smoky Oud is the fifth edition in the Oudgasm range and it is by far the heaviest. It reminds me of a traditional patchouli scent like Dior Poison. A hint of saffron and geranium linger in the background which deep oud, patchouli and labdanum fragrance notes create a scent with huge projection. This is definitely a perfume for someone looking for a very strong fragrance!

Eden Sparkling Lychee | 39

Eden Sparkling Lychee was the 8th perfume released by the Kayali brand in 2023. This is definitely a sister of Eden Juicy Apple; they both have the same fruity, fun vibe which reminds me of care-free summer days. Eden Sparkling Lychee is slightly more floral than Juicy Apple because it has feminine violet and rose notes in its heart.

Eden Sparkling Lychee | 39

Kayali fragrance sizes and bottles

The Kayali fragrances come in three sizes; a cute 10ml, 50ml and 100ml. They also do some body products in their Vanilla scent as well as a rollerball pen with a different fragrance on each end.

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