A FARMER TO A PERFUMER
The story of our Founder Father, Late Haji Ajmal Ali is one of the essences of inspiration. Born in a family of rice farmers, hailing from Alinagar – a small village located in Hojai, Assam, India – he realized at a very young age that agriculture would not be able to provide enough to sustain himself and his family.
He had heard about the Oudh trade and how it could be a handsome breadwinner for families in his hometown. He decided to chance his fate with the forest, and this decision would lay the foundation for Ajmal.
In 1951, he decided to move to Mumbai, India with just Rs 500 as his seed capital and set up his first shop at Nagdevi Street in Crawford Market. The rest, as they say, is history.
With honesty, hard work, sincerity and dedication, he slowly and steadily built his business. With his sons also entering the business – within a span of two decades – the family had planted the seeds of the Ajmal Brand and grown them into a strong tree.
Thus, a simple Farmer undertook a sterling journey into becoming a world-class Perfumer.
CRAFTING MEMORIES SINCE 1951
At Ajmal Perfumes, we have crafted the art of perfumery into a science – such that we craft everlasting memories through our fragrances.
Ajmal stands strong as a corporate entity with a vast portfolio of over 300 of the finest and most captivating fragrances.
We have established a strong retail presence with over 240+ exclusive “Crafting Memories” retail outlets across the GCC and the world.
Ajmal also has a presence on the international front; currently exporting our exquisite range of products to 45+ countries across the globe and with an exclusive presence through select 30 global Duty-Free locations and International Airlines.
‘AJMAL’ also has a prominent presence in the Travel Retail arena, at present listed in 15 duty free locations and 20 international Airlines around the world.
An aggressive outline for growth to ensure that number will grow over the next few years.
Founded by the Late Haji Ajmal Ali in the early 1950s – in Assam, India – the journey of Ajmal Perfumes is that of the story of ‘A Farmer to A Perfumer’. Thanks to Late Haji Ajmal Ali’s vision and unstinting dedication to the craft of perfumery, Ajmal Perfumes has grown from a modest trading house into a multi-million dollar corporate entity.
Today, Ajmal’s family-owned business – headquartered out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates – is steered by the passion of the second and third generation of Ajmals; each playing a key role in the brand’s development and growth.
All in all, Ajmal Perfumes is a brand with a rich heritage acquired through almost seven decades of experience and know-how in the intricate art of perfumery. A true innovator and a pioneer in the creation to the marketing of perfume products to a global clientele.
Mr. Farrukh Kidwai, Head-Exports & Travel Retail
Address: Business Bay, PO Box 8809
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Office: +971 4 4574111/
Direct phone: +971 50 624 2880
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