Perfumes, apart from enhancing your look and appeal have the power to evoke nostalgic memories, inner personality, emotions and lots more. Each fragrance holds its own whimsical tale to narrate and these five perfumes, exclusively featured in our blog are no exception.
From the earthiness of attars to floral notes of jasmine and radiant hints of saffron, these scents will take you on an enticing odyssey to some of the most beautiful places in India. These tantalising fragrances offer an ode to some of the most beautiful and iconic places in the country.
Whether you prefer the earthiness of Attar Kannauj – Mitti OUD Attar, the timeless vibrancy and the classic charm of DS and Durga’s Radio Bombay, the pleasing enigma of Madurai by Memo Paris or the regal scent of rose ans sandalwood in Embark’s My Journey Kashmir perfume, there is something for all in this enticing collection of fragrances inspired by the allure and the beautiful cultural diaspora of these stunning Indian destinations. Whatever your sensory palette desires, these fantastic fragrances will teleport you straight into these cities of India and leave you with a lasting memory of its diversity.
ATTAR KANNAUJ – MITTI OUD ATTAR
An essence of Kannauj
Attar Kannauj – Mitti Oud Attar is a rich and earthy fragrance that captures the essence of Kannauj, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh that is known for its traditional perfumes or attars. The scent is an ode to the fragrant soil of Kannauj after the first rainfall falls on the dry soil, which is believed to give a special quality and depth to the perfumes produced there.
Mitti OUD Attar
This traditional perfume symbolises the petrichor of Kannauj and is made from natural ingredients such as pure Oud oil, rose oil, jasmine oil and sandalwood oil—all sourced from Kannauj. The fragrance opens with a burst of citrusy bergamot, which gives way to the earthiness of the Oud. The heart of the fragrance is the addition of roses and jasmine, which adds a touch of sweetness to the earthiness. The scent finishes with a warm and soothing sandalwood base note.
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DS AND DURGA – RADIO BOMBAY
A memoir of classic ol’ Bombay
A scintillating fragrance that seamlessly binds the vibrancy and the vintage charm of old Bombay, the bustling metropolis on the west coast of India. The scent is inspired by the radio stations that play a mix of Western and Indian music and the spicy street food that Mumbai is famous for.
This spicy and warm fragrance opens with a burst of black pepper and elemi, a resinous oil from the Canarium luzonicum tree. The heart of the fragrance contains notes of jasmine sambac and iris, which add a floral and powdery dimension to the scent. The fragrance finishes with a base of warm and comforting sandalwood and musk.
Shop your fragrance: https://www.dsanddurga.com
EMBARK – MY JOURNEY KASHMIR
A journey through paradise
Embark’s My Journey Kashmir perfume is a tribute to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. The scent captures the essence of the snow-capped mountains, the lush green forests and the spicy aroma of Kashmiri cuisine.
My Journey Kashmir
A fragrant gem by Embark, this rich and complex fragrance opens with the freshness of bergamot and green tea. The heart of the fragrance contains soft and powdery notes of jasmine and rose, which add a romantic and feminine touch to the scent. The base of the fragrance features a blend of spicy and woody notes, including saffron, patchouli and sandalwood, which give the fragrance a warm and comforting finish.
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MEMO PARIS – MADURAI
A mystical note by Memo Paris
The Madurai fragrance by Memo Paris is a beautiful tribute to the magnificent Meenakshi temple of Madurai and the exoticism of the city. Madurai is a city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu that is known for its lively grandeur and cultural opulence.
This beautiful, citrusy and floral fragrance opens with notes of bitter orange and bergamot. The focal element of this unique blend of fragrances is the floral notes of Jasmine Sambac, which is known for its distinctive and intoxicating scent. The fragrance finishes with a base of warm and woody notes, including sandalwood and cedarwood, which give the scent a cosy and comforting feel.
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BYREDO – MUMBAI NOISE
A bustling tribute to the lively spirit of Mumbai
Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is known for its vibrant nightlife, bustling streets and the syncretism of Indian and Western culture. Byredo’s Mumbai Noise is a tribute to this dynamic city, with its blend of spicy and sweet fragrances that evoke the energy and excitement of Mumbai.
This sweet and spicy fragrance opens with a burst of chilli, which gives the scent its exotic and fiery quality. The fiery fragrance also contains notes of osmanthus, which add a floral and fruity dimension to the scent. The scent concludes with a base of warm and spicy notes, including sandalwood, amber and musk, which give the fragrance a sophisticated and sultry finish.
Shop your fragrance: https://www.byredo.com