Galeries Lafayette Doha celebrates 2nd edition of ‘Beauty Weekend’

Continuing with its tradition of celebrating beauty, Galeries Lafayette Doha launched the second edition of ‘Beauty Weekend’ in style. May 25 to May 27 was a special weekend for all beauty lovers in Doha as the ‘Beautiful You- Beauty Weekend’ opened the doors to an exclusive beauty-inspired experience.

From brand master classes, beauty treatments to counter animations, Galeries Lafayette Doha designed a complete 360-degree beauty escapade for the public to enjoy. Top international brands like Gucci, Indie Lee, Hermes, Guerlain, Christian Louboutin and Bobbi Brown were a part of the weekend celebrations.

The ‘Beauty Weekend’ masterclasses, which were the highlight of the event, welcomed expert speakers from different fields. From the House Perfumer of French Brand Caron, Jean Jacques, who was visiting Doha for the very first time, to a first time collaboration with Dr. Nada Soueidan from Medi Spa: NuYu, Galeries Lafayette Doha made sure to offer a complete beauty experience. A special beauty and haircare masterclass was delivered in collaboration with Doha’s luxury salon and spa, Beauty Hive and world’s leading luxury professional haircare brand, Kérastase.

In line with its vision to promote local talent, Galeries Lafayette Doha also used the ‘Beauty Weekend’ platform to promote local Qatari brands like Abdulla Al Abdulla, the regional Qatari influencer who has launched his niche fragrances and organic skincare, Abdulla Beauty.

The entire Parisian Store was dressed up for the ‘Beauty Weekend’ and special care was taken to make sure that the guests can engage with the surroundings. While the beauty magazine backdrop were a super-fun way to make memories at the event, the 360-degree video booth, ‘Glam Cam’, offered a trendy way to capture some glamorous, lively images for social media.

Adding a twist to the already interesting décor, a make-up-inspired bowling alley was created with pins resembling lipsticks, while the floor of the alley looked like an eyeshadow palette.

The La Suite, Galeries Lafayette Doha’s exclusive penthouse, was also converted into a stage for a beauty experience. From an exclusive Masterclass by Roja Dove for selected VIPs to a sensory journey with Abdulla Al Abdulla’s perfumes and skincare in collaboration with Inclub Studio, La Suite offered a true luxury beauty experience.

In line with the beauty theme of the event, a beauty macaroon station by Café Pouchkine and a special hydration station were stationed on the ground floor of the store. The hydration station offered lemon and lavender pink lemonade, perfect to boost health and beauty.

Speaking about the event, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette Doha Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender said: “Galeries Lafayette celebrates beauty not just in the conventional sense. We want our clients to discover the true essence of beauty and all things beautiful it entails. Our ‘Beauty Weekend’ experience is a journey, where you learn, enjoy, win and go home with a lot of beautiful memories.”

Galeries Lafayette Doha’s ‘Beauty Weekend’ was an ideal opportunity to discover answers for all beauty needs and the three days felt too little for everything that the event offered.

Galeries Lafayette Doha Launches first ever ‘Made in Qatar’ fragrance brand

Showcasing yet another local talent, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette Doha has ceremoniously inaugurated the first boutique of fragrances by Abdulla Al Abdulla. This is the first ever ‘Made in Qatar’ fragrance brand launch in an international capacity.

On 3 December 2019, an exclusive influencer dinner was organized to introduce the luxury niche fragrance booth inside Galeries Lafayette Doha. The set-up and ambiance resonated with the sophisticated and scintillating persona of the newly launched fragrance brand.

An elaborate three-course candlelight dinner was followed by the creator explaining his journey about how he interprets fashion with a key Middle Eastern touch while allowing for a vast Western influence and flair.

Following the launch, on 5 December a special meet-and-greet session was organized at the fragrance boutique inside Galeries Lafayette Doha. Open to the public, the gathering allowed guests to experience and explore the very essence of Al Abdulla and his world of fragrance with empowering and sensual scents.

“It is indeed an honor to be able to showcase my fragrances at the luxury Parisian Department Store. I see fragrances as so much more than simply being a scent. It is a journey of scintillating scents that takes me down a nostalgic path of the past. Galeries Lafayette Doha’s chic clientele is the ideal audience for my empowering and sensual scents.”

The influencer and Qatari tastemaker makes his debut in the world of fragrances with the empowering and sensual scents of Dusk and Dawn that represent the very essence of Al Abdulla.

Dusk is intoxicating, sensual and irresistible with aromatic top notes of lemon, raspberry and saffron with a base of intoxicating amber, sweet vanilla and patchouli. Dawn is divergent, fresh and crisp with top notes of wormwood, smoky incense, pink pepper and cardamom with a base of ambergris, sandalwood, tobacco and musk.

The two scents were developed by the master of fragrance from the fragrance house of Jean Niel, which is one of the world’s oldest fragrance houses in Grasse (on the French Riviera), founded in 1779. The fragrances come in modern, daring and luxurious sphere-shaped bottles made of jet-black glass with an interplay of rose and white gold.