music-inspired fragrances
Fragrances have long been inspired by a multitude of sources. Emotions, places, events and people to name a few. Here is a collection of music-inspired fragrances to wear to MDL Beast. (Instagram @maisonmargielafragrance)

Is it just us or is your brain 80% song lyrics too? MDLBEAST Soundstorm is back this year featuring a line-up that is off the charts. With four days of live performances by both regional artists and global headliners like DJ Snake, Afrojack, and Armin Van Buuren, we’re ready for an event that’s so much more than music to us. For nights that turn into mornings and melodies that sound like memories, we’re providing you with our curated beauty-themed festival beat while you rock to the beat at MDLBEAST Soundstorm. Here are five of the best music-inspired fragrances for a scentasional start to kick off Grazia’s very own Beauty and the MDLBEAST .

Maison Margiela Music Festival Eau de Toilette

As you dance the night away at MDLBEAST Soundstorm, Maison Margiela’s Music Festival Eau de Toilette (Dhs525, Sephora) intensifies from the heat of your body. With earthy and woody notes of fresh orange blossom, spiced cloves, refreshing juniper, sappy balsam, and comforting vanilla, this music-inspired fragrance is a modern-day ode to the hypnotic and summery vibrations of Woodstock. Spritz Music Festival on the creases of your knees and elbows before hitting up MDLBEAST Soundstorm for a long-lasting and strong scent.

music-inspired fragrances
Maison Margiela’s Music Festival is inspired by 1960s Woodstock. (Instagram @maisonmargielafragrances)
Ex Nihilo Atlas Fever Eau De Parfum

One of our favourite music-inspired fragrances is Ex Nihilo’s Atlas Fever Eau De Parfum (Dhs1800, Bloomingdales). Created by Malaysian perfumer Shymala Maisondieu, this scent embodies the embryonic journey of the world’s greatest musicians. With a nod to the rebellious nature of rock n’ roll and fused with the creativity of the Eastern electric music scene, this sweet and woody perfume contains top notes of spicy pink pepper and sublime incense with earthy sandalwood, exotic vanilla, and the warmth of tonka beans. Atlas Fever’s sultry vibe is perfect for those who live for MDLBEAST Soundstorm’s wild side.

music-inspired fragrances
The inspiration behind Ex Nihilo Atlas Fever draws from the rebellion of rock ‘n roll. (Instagram @exnihiloparis)
Vilhelm Parfumerie Smoke Show Eau de Parfum

With a name like Smoke Show (Dhs900, Faces), this scent belongs on centre stage. Inspired by vibrant spotlights and brassy saxophone notes, this perfume’s mixture of smoky leather and velvety rose is both daring and captivating. Created for energetic souls, Smoke Show’s top notes of violet- and tobacco-touched saffron and woody base notes are the catalyst for unforgettable MDLBEAST Soundstorm nights.

music-inspired fragrances
Smoke Show evokes the feelings of a smoky and spicy music-filled atmosphere. (Instagram @vilhem_parfumerie)
Phuong Dang Leather Up Extrait de Parfum

Globally renowned perfumer, Phuong Dang, describes Leather Up Extrait de Parfum (Dhs1642, Mademoiselle Galleria Mall) as a scent that evokes the spirit of passion. This distinctly leather scent is enhanced by fragrant incense and the hazy depths of oud with an earthy moss, sweet patchouli, and a lightly floral rose absolute. Dang’s inspiration behind this bold perfume is the music that plays within each one of us. The rhythm of Leather Up is befitting for a night (or four) at MDLBEAST Soundstorm.
The rhythm of Phuong Dang’s Leather Up matches the pulsating music of MDL Beast. (Instagram @phuongdangperfumes)
Byredo Bal D’Afrique Eau De Parfum

Byredo’s Bal D’Afrique (Dhs686, Sephora) is a romantically warm, woody, and citrusy gender fluid fragrance that pays tribute to African music and dance in 1920s Paris, France. Created by perfumer Jerome Epinette, this vetiver contains top notes of fragrant lemon, bright neroli, and African marigold. The floral middle notes include violet and jasmine while the base notes are rich amber and earthy cedarwood. The theme of this scent is eurphoria and we cannot think of a better description to characterise the musical vibe of MDLBEAST Soundstorm.

music-inspired fragrances
Bal D’Afrique pays tribute to African music in 1920s Paris. (Instagram @officialbyredo)

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