Born and raised in Paris, the global epitome of elegance and chic, Delphine Laurenceau-Diratz has been working for the three iconic brands Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton in the French capital.
Her contributions have been crucial to the development of Hermès (Al Mana Retail) in the Middle East with the launch of various stores in Dubai and the GCC.
By working closely with VVIP clients as a personal buyer she gained a specialised understanding of the needs and desires of her local clientele.
After collaborating with another prominent local retail group and advisory on luxury goods, interior design, concepts and merchandising finally pushed her, after more than 15 years of experience in retail, to develop her own concept store.
Imperial Scentury was born as a destination of French elegance, luxury and sophistication with the launch of the first boutique in Dubai in 2014.
After the much anticipated opening of the second boutique in Al Ain in 2016, Delphine’s vision of opening an even more glamorous and iconic boutique in Abu Dhabi was born to cater to the requests of her prominently Emirati, Saudi, Qatari and wider GCC clientele.
“Imperial Scentury is a destination of dreams blending classical French taste with Oriental splendour and mystery to create an experience for all senses."
Imperial Scentury has been designed as a luxurious, extraordinary concept store representing an unparalleled insight into the world of true French luxury living. It is a place of elegance, an oasis of contemplation that captures dreams and emotions. A visit to the boutique is an experience without signs of minimalism or simplicity - it is a journey of discovery in an exuberant royal environment and represents a completely new way of shopping.
It is neither a home decoration store, nor a fashion or fragrance boutique - Imperial Scentury offers an exceptional combination of unique, exclusive and luxurious products combined with the ultimate in personal service in a mix unseen in the region. Niche products, glamorous fashion, custom made collections, exclusive and rare fragrances, unique objects, museum-style baroque inspired furniture - all of that and much more represents the luxury on offer.
Imperial Scentury inspires and opens the eyes to a whole new level of elegance and sophistication with the product range and its’ opulent decor, dominated by gold, burgundy, rich carpets, chandeliers, private seating areas…
The layout of the store represents the plan of a grand mansion with different rooms - one more beautiful and detailed than the other…
A room filled with ‘neo’ Marie Antoinette decoration presenting glamorous dresses, fashion accessories, porcelain vases and other treasures as a gift for yourself or a wedding present.
Situated at the back of the store, but very well visible from the entrance, this room showcases rare perfume collections and highlights the most exclusive fragrances.
A space dedicated to the mens collection offering hand selected fashion, shoes, accessories and special gifts.
The very first and original Imperial Scentury boutique is located in the heart of Jumeirah within the Sunset Mall. The location has been chosen to allow the upmost privacy for clients, as the luxurious store can be completely privatised for VIP consultations to offer the ultimate shopping experience.
The second Imperial Scentury boutique offers an even more grand and extravagant experience within it’s glamorous store in the heart of Al Ain. Entering the boutique makes customers feel the royalty and elegance of the brand, while the boutique is not only a retail space but a true destination.
We offer exclusive personal consultations either as a private visit to the store or in the comfort of our VIP customers’ villas.
Imperial Scentury is offering luxur ious scented wedding ser vices including fragrance displays and flower arrangements.
The glamour, sophistication and elegance of the boutique decor is being transferred into the most lavish and opulent home decors.
Add a touch of true French elegance to your event from baby showers to anniversaries, where every occasion can be truly special.