Al Hashimi

Resident Artisan
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The Concept
Ghallia is the name of the company under which Al Hashimi perfumes will be launched, but Ghallia doesn't stop there and goes beyond the founding aesthetic of Al Hashimi. The company derives its name from the most expensive perfume made for the Arab Caliphs of the Islamic World during its Classical Period. Al-Nuwayri, a 14th c. Muslim historian relates, that when Al-Ghaliyah was blended for the Abassid caliphs it was stored in a silver flask sealed with a cotton-stuffed Chinese silk stopper and represented the pinnacle of luxury and refinement. So in the Muslim world, this word is associated with the most expensive and finest perfume irrespective of the origin of the perfume. Many contemporary perfumers operate on a misunderstanding of the concept and associate Al Ghaliyah with a pre-defined formula based on traditional materials such as musk, ambergris, rose and Oud. This is a mistake as Al Ghaliyah represents a concept rather than a formulation.

Etymology of the Name
The word Ghallia itself is a compound of two separate words, firstly from the ancient name of France – Gallia in Latin. The origin of the Arabic name for this legendary perfume, simply comes from the word, “ghalli” – in Arabic غالي which means “expensive”. The fusion of the compound word represents a new synthesis of the two traditions of occidental and oriental perfumery represented by France (1700-Present) and Classical Islamic Civilisation (800-1500CE).

General
Given the etymology of the name, the perfumes created by Ghallia will incorporate the creative elements of both occidental and oriental traditions to produce a unique olfactory experience. This combined with the use of the finest natural materials available, the perfume will exude an aura of luxury, privilege and exclusivity for those fortunate to own a bottle created under this brand name.

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zahir

Ouducation Student
Will the perfumes be made from all naturals only?
Is the alcohol in it going to be synthetic or naturally derived as well?
 

Al Hashimi

Resident Artisan
Will the perfumes be made from all naturals only?
Is the alcohol in it going to be synthetic or naturally derived as well?

I guess you are asking about the alcohol for fiqh reasons as the naturally derived can be najis. This is something we are looking at, but have not made a decision on. For now we are focusing on natural aromatics only and reestablishing Al Hashimi. The perfumes will come later this year.
 

zahir

Ouducation Student
I guess you are asking about the alcohol for fiqh reasons as the naturally derived can be najis. This is something we are looking at, but have not made a decision on. For now we are focusing on natural aromatics only and reestablishing Al Hashimi. The perfumes will come later this year.
Yes for the alcohol.
And wanting to know about naturals only vs possibility of synthetics out of curiosity. I don't mind synthetics personally but knowing how much synthetics vs naturals are in a bottle is good information for me.
 

Al Hashimi

Resident Artisan
Yes for the alcohol.
And wanting to know about naturals only vs possibility of synthetics out of curiosity. I don't mind synthetics personally but knowing how much synthetics vs naturals are in a bottle is good information for me.

Is there a specific reason? Chemically they are identical, but just different manufacturing process used to produce each one.
 

zahir

Ouducation Student
Is there a specific reason? Chemically they are identical, but just different manufacturing process used to produce each one.
It helps me judge what much I am willing to pay based on what I am buying. The more information I have at hand, the better I can assess and decide for myself.
 

Ouddict

Ouddict Co-Founder & Tech Support
It helps me judge what much I am willing to pay based on what I am buying. The more information I have at hand, the better I can assess and decide for myself.
We sell based on smell. If you like it buy it, if you don’t, that’s fine as some things will always remain our company secret. If you go to a French perfumer and ask them detailed questions, you will get the same answer and it’s no different with us.

In general we will be focused on naturals but as Sultan Pasha himself admits, sometimes you need to use synthetics - say 5% or so - to perform a function that naturals cannot. However yes we will make it clear if any synthetics are used and the proportion. Our aim will always be to use 100% natural sources if possible.
 
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Al Hashimi

Resident Artisan
ow! ok my bad! This went over my head! 😅

Lol no problem. When we do launch our own Ghallia, it will be Ghallia, by Ghallia. 😏. And this company has a very interesting historical link to the original Al Ghaliyah that no other perfume company can boast, along with some insane ingredients that no other company can match either... oh yes, we might have been silent over the past two years, but we have been very very busy 😉
 
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