Playing Favourites With Zein Arbeed

Zein Arbeed, a fierce businesswoman breaking all the stereotypes by building The Grooming Lab, catering solely to the male audience. She embodies the spirit of a ‘woman in a man’s world’. Zein shares her thoughts on perfumes and her favourites.

Zein Arbeed, a businesswoman with a vision and a mission – to revolutionize the men’s grooming industry in the region. She founded The Grooming Lab in 2017, which houses a portfolio of high-end men’s grooming brands from around the globe including Captain Fawcett, Jaxon Lane, and Dapper Dan.

Thoughts on perfumes

Perfumes to me are figuratively an extension of oneself. It is very important to figure out the type of scent you are comfortable with and one that matches your personality and lifestyle. And sample them, always! 

I swear by Chloe’s Eau de Parfum, always!! It is a very special fragrance for me. The aroma always makes me feel loved and reminds me of my special wedding day. The experience tied with the scent never fails to jog my memory and safeguard me with the fact that I am treasured by my family and friends. And my husband loves it on me too.

Her list of favourite fragrances


Chloé Eau de Parfum

Top Notes
Freesia, Litchi, Peony
Heart Notes
Lily of the Valley, Magnolia Flower, Rose
Base Notes
Amber, Virginia Cedar


Le Parfum

Top Notes
African Orange Flower
Heart Notes
Jasmine
Base Notes
Patchouli, Rose, Virginia Cedar, White Honey


Le Parfum Resort Collection

Top Notes
Frangipani, Italian Mandarin
Heart Notes
Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom, Pomegranate
Base Notes
Indonesian Patchouli Leaf


English Pear And Freesia

Top Notes
Melon, Pear
Heart Notes
Freesia, Rose
Base Notes
Amber, Musk, Patchouli, Rhubarb

J’adore by Dior


J’adore

Top Notes
Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes
Damascus Rose
Base Notes
Jasmine Sambac