Taif Roses: A Historic Scent

Discover why Taif is Saudi Arabia’s City of Roses

Taif Roses: A Historic Scent

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They say that our most vivid memories are often tied to our sense of smell, particularly through our recollection of scents. If that’s the case, then a stroll through Taif’s rose gardens would give you enough memories to last a lifetime. Today, it’s the main exporter of perfumes to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Taif Roses: A Historic Scent

Because of Taif’s mild weather, combined with its mountainous topography, the flowers Taif produces have led to a unique perfume scent, known as “Taifi”, or “of Taif origin”. The distinct floral notes of the roses immediately give the city a noticeable lingering fragrance that enthralls you the moment you enter its domain and lasts throughout your stay.

Taif Roses: A Historic Scent

The scent has also been cultivated from roses to make a distinct Taifi perfume fragrance that is considered one of the most exquisite across the world. The byproduct of these flowers used to make rosewater and rose oil.

Taifi perfume has become one of the most popular fragrances in the Arab world. There are countless plantations and orchards you can take your family through, whether in Al-Hada, Al-Shafa, Al-Dahia, and Al-Ghadeerain, so experiencing the flowery walkways is a must if you’re in or around Taif. Just make sure you grab a bottle (or more) of fresh Taifi rose products.

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