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Oluchi Orlandi, Genevieve Nnaji, Peace Hyde & other Fabulous Guests Show Out as Lagos Welcomes The Scent of Africa Perfume at Alara




Oluchi Orlandi, Genevieve Nnaji

Africa’s first luxury perfume, Scent of Africa was launched in Lagos at the upscale NOK by Alara contemporary leisure space. The exclusive event attracted Lagos celebrities, socialites and influencers.

The event kicked off with red carpet appearances by Nigeria’s finest celebrities such as Genevieve Nnaji, Olisa Adibua, Uti Nwachukwu, Gideon Okeke, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Peace Hyde, Ugo Mozie and many others.

As the evening unfolded, guests were given the opportunity to sample and experience the perfume.


Brand Manager of Ghandour Cosmetics, Solange Boccovi described the perfume as a “blend of sophistication and elegance that pays homage to Africa in celebrating its rich identity.  Scent of Africa’s identity was built around values of authenticity, the Ghandour brothers roamed Africa to extract the best essences used to build its delicate fragrance notes.”


Oluchi Orlandi and Marcel Desailly

The Luxury fragrances (for man and woman) were unveiled by celebrity brand ambassadors, Oluchi Orlandi (International super model) and Marcel Desailly (World Cup Champion and international footballer).

“Scent of Africa incarnates prestige. It carries a strong dose of elegance. I see it as more than just a fragrance, it is a trend and experience.”  Supermodel and Host/Producer of Africa’s Next Top Model Oluchi Orlandi.

Oluchi Orlandi

Oluchi Orlandi

The event further commenced with theatrical performances and musical presentations used to incorporate the diverse representation of different African nations. The Oyo drummers opened the ceremony while the ballet performance showcased the beauty and strength of Africa. DJ Caise thrilled guests to African inspired deep house, jazz and soulful house tunes as they were treated to exotic Absolut Eylx cocktails.


Ezinne Alfa & Theodora Mogo with their Absolut Eylx cocktails

Guests at the event gladly feasted their eyes to artworks and African elite pieces amongst which were high-end couture tastefully designed by the remarkable Patience Torlowei and each guest went home with bottles of the perfume.


About Scent of Africa

The Scent of Africa perfume bottle is the ideal packaging for the continent’s first Luxury fragrance; an ornate map of Africa in gold for women and silver for men. This bold depiction of the continent is the perfect house to distill these fragrances. Scent of Africa for woman and for man comes in both 30ml and 90ml options.

The Gold colour Scent of Africa for Woman, illustrates the allure of today’s African woman. The scent is a thrilling aroma of crushed geranium flower petals, jasmine, ylang ylang and heliotrope combined with hints of Malagasy Vanilla and musk.

Marcel Desailly

Marcel Desailly speaking

“Scent of Africa is an experience not just women but for men also, it is luxury in bottle.the smell instantly demands attention” shared Marcel, celebrity footballer and star of the French national football team.

Scent of Africa is set to hit the shelves of luxury fragrance stores and boutiques Nationwide before the end of 2016.

Red Carpet Fab



Peace Hyde


Uti Nwachukwu


Mimi Onalaja


Sika Osei


Adebayo Oke Lawal



Zacky Adze & guest


Victor Ndigwe (middle) & guests

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Toju Foyeh






“Lagos Welcomes The Scent of Africa”



Victor Ndigwe


Idia Aisien

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Zed Eye, Chef Eros



Sonia Irabor, Denola Grey


Latasha Ngwube


Mimi Onalaja


Oluchi Orlandi, Gideon Okeke


Uti Nwachukwu, Peace Hyde


Deyemi Okanlawon, Marcel Desailly



Bimbo Akintola, Zakki Adze


“Let’s Have Some Fun, This Beat is Sick”

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Full House

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  1. keke driver

    November 28, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    @Zacky Adze Please STOP!!!

  2. Amh

    November 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Oluchi is stunning.

  3. Zack

    November 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Peace Hyde must marry me! That is all.

  4. Omoté

    November 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm


  5. Valentina

    November 28, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Sweet Genny, you’re a natural beauty you don’t need the excessive makeup ?

  6. The Real Oma

    November 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Oluchi Orlandi! I want to be like you after i have my two kids, woah!

  7. bijouxthisbijouthat

    November 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    For the first time not feeling Genny’s look.. she looks oily and something is just off… nice crowd btw

    • Iris

      November 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      It’s partly the shoes I think.. I feel like the times when her shoe game is off, it means she picked them herself, because in the earlier days her shoes unfailingly ruined her outfits.

  8. Missappleberry

    November 28, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    The pics are so stunning ?…by the way, I love Idia Aisien’s dreads. I wonder where she made it. So beautiful!

  9. Ify

    November 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Peace Hyde, my new female crush. I love everything about her, especially her name.

  10. Anon

    November 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Marcel Desailly…swoons!

  11. Vivian

    November 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Oluchi and Peace did it for me. I love Peace’s dark red colour outfit, hair and shoes! Sophisticated and chic! Genny is a no, no for me! Genny i love u but if u must wear a lady dress kindly wear lady shoes too, pls allow a professional style u for events, i understand u have a personal style but don’t forget ur representing your brand.

  12. Justmythought

    November 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Zqcky please move with time.get a led light at least

  13. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    November 29, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I don’t know why Uti Nwachukwu is hiding his handsomeness, he should chop off his locks.

    Is Denola Grey related to Adebayo Oke Lawal?

    Oluchi Orlandi is one beautiful woman.

    Zacky’s guest is a beautiful woman.

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