It’s great to work outside the box and partnering with Fragrance Du Bois – the truly bespoke fragrance brand was very well timed and a great addition to the 2014 Dubai Dollar Project that brought another sensory depth to the exhibition…..
Visitors to the 2014 Dubai Dollar Project at Media One Hotel, Dubai were encouraged to try the Fragrance Du Bois experience and have a chance to win a personalised VIP experience. The brand essence is the exquisite and unique fragrances that seek the elusive and the exceptional.
Du Bois, quintessential luxury – by Invitation Only. Not only to they offer a range of ready made perfumes but also a bespoke range of blends tailored to each and every clients personality!
The say that money doesn’t grow on trees but with really getting into the process of the production of Oud from the Arga tree Fragrance Du Bois also offer investment opportunities in the trees themselves in a very sustainable way through Asian Plantation Capital. Here’s a quick introduction to them….
They Plant, They Grow, They Sustain, They Are Growing, They Are Asia – so Dollarsandart FZE invested!
Not blindly of course – sharing openly here the questions asked before committing pen and $ to paper :-
1) What has been the impact over the last 10yrs with the weather? There has been tough times for Thailand
‘This is one facts that we believe strengthens the groups achievements, we have been growing since 2007 and every client that has been due return as received one. We’ve had minimal loss on trees, less than 5% and when trees die, we have replacement stock in different locations. As a note the trees are always planted inland to get the trees as best possible chance as possible, we have not lost any trees to weather.’
2) what would happen if the trees were affected by future conditions (typhoons etc). Is there any insurance against them?
‘As above – we always plant duplicate or insurance stock along with our clients in a different location, worse case is insurance stock best case APC keeps the insurance for itself. This is all included in the tree replacement policy guarantee’
3) Could you please clarify the projected return on investment?
‘Earliest exit on oil is year 7, and for chip year 9. At year 5 APCM will contact you to ask whether you want to harvest at this point or would you like to hold.
If you harvest for oil will take 2 years, if you harvest chips takes 4 years. If you choose to harvest from year 6, oil will be ready in year 8 and chip in year 10, allowing for variables.’
4) Demand and supply obviously will have an effect on return, what is the plan here?
‘Absolutely, the market demand outstrip supply by 70% currently, and will set to continue due to the continued effort of trying to phase out the illegal market.’
Like any investment, with the exception of fine Art of course it’s a slight risk, but it’s an emotional one aswell as Asia Plantation Capital’s mission is to become the leading provider and operator of sustainably managed forestry and agricultural plantations – from project evaluation all the way through to specific plantation acquisition and development. They believe that corporate responsibility is not simply about securing profit for shareholders and clients, but also involves a positive contribution to society and the environment.
APC are already up to 7,500,000 trees produced that lead to the valuable by product that is Oud oil :
Other common ground between Dollarsandart & Fragrance Du Bois has been supporting Formula with Fragrance Du Bois being the official perfume of the Amber lounge for the Singapore Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix….
The Dollarsandart Money Collection was showcased on the Eithad Yacht for the 3 days in the 2013 & 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Topping that is a forthcoming collaboration with the one and only Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2015 Grand Prix for the 4th Dubai $ Project : Time & Money opening in April 2016.
The co-signed currency with the Lewis Hamilton
We’re keeping an eye on the prices of Argawood rather than bricks and mortar, an investment that feels, well, right!
As the valued contribution of partners Fragrance Du Bois goes onward$ & upward$ with the 4th Dubai $ Project ‘Time & Money’ just around the corner….