Arabian Perfumes and Fine Fragrance

Summary of Research

Using the United Arab Emirates as a heritage landscape of scent, I am ethnographically mapping perfumery and incense-making traditions and smells in the Arabian Peninsula, and investigating how the fine fragrance industry has changed globally in time.

Aromatics and Scents of the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa

Summary of Research

The project defines and identifies the molecular biomarkers of natural Arabian and East African aromatics for cultural heritage and archaeological studies. We have developed innovative techniques for analyzing their features using organic residue analysis (GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS).