Attars

Gorgeous natural traditional attars from some of the most renowned distillers of Kannauj, the world's ancient capital of perfumery

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Jasmine Sandal

From £9.00
This sensual traditional attar is made by distilling Jasmine Sambac flowers into Indian sandalwood oil using the ancient methods of Kannauj's artisans, which have remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. A simple yet outstanding soliflore which I find beautifully reminiscent of jasmine green tea: the scent is a heady mix of Jasmine's floral, sweet, green and indolic elements, all riding a wave of sandalwoody creaminess which slowly comes to the fore as the scent progresses. If you're a fan of all things jasmine, this is a wonderful attar that's not to be missed.   Collection:  Kannauj Chronicles In the Kannauj Chronicles, I explore and share with you the wonderful natural oils and attars of India’s historic perfume capital, Kannauj. The oils in this collection are pure botanical extracts and attars distilled in sandalwood oil by some of Kannauj's most renowned and trusted artisans, who share our passion for distilling the highest quality of aromatics and attars. These attars are distilled using the ancient ‘deg and bhapka’ apparatus; a traditional distilling method largely unchanged for 400 years. I hope you enjoy these breathtaking scents of nature from a bygone era, an era fast being forgotten in today's race towards modernity and industrialisation at all costs.

Pink Lotus Sandal

From £12.00
Distilled from one of the most prized florals in natural perfumery, this traditional Pink Lotus attar distilled in sandalwood oil is a juxtaposition of contrasting notes in beautiful harmony. Hailing from the artisans of Kannauj, its scent is deeply floral, gently waxy, and with raisin-and-tea-like, honeyed, spicy, earthy, and green qualities, all riding upon a bed of deliciously creamy Indian sandalwood oil. It's a gorgeous attar that I find so soft and delicate, and yet amazingly complex and rich at the same time. If you've never tried Pink Lotus as an attar before, or are looking for a personal scent with excellent depth and richness that is a joy to wear and study, then I'd highly recommend you try this.   Collection:  Kannauj Chronicles In the Kannauj Chronicles, I explore and share with you the wonderful natural oils and attars of India’s historic perfume capital, Kannauj. The oils in this collection are pure botanical extracts and attars distilled in sandalwood oil by some of Kannauj's most renowned and trusted artisans, who share our passion for distilling the highest quality of aromatics and attars. These attars are distilled using the ancient ‘deg and bhapka’ apparatus; a traditional distilling method largely unchanged for 400 years. I hope you enjoy these breathtaking scents of nature from a bygone era, an era fast being forgotten in today's race towards modernity and industrialisation at all costs.

Tuberose Sandal

From £21.00
First domesticated in modern-day Mexico, the fragrant tuberose flower adorned the gardens of the Maya and Aztecs before finding its way across the old world. Cultivated now in India amongst other countries, this is a traditional Indian distillation of the sweet, fragrant, and waxy-white tuberose flowers in Indian sandalwood oil. The result is this unique and beautiful attar, which displays tuberose's intensely sweet, floral, waxy, and bitter-green scent that some may find unusual, especially if experiencing tuberose for the first time. It's a complex scent, however, and one that I find takes time and patience to understand and appreciate just how beautiful it really is. • Please note that this attar may contain some sediment at the bottom of the vial as they are the last two bottles remaining   Collection:  Kannauj Chronicles In the Kannauj Chronicles, I explore and share with you the wonderful natural oils and attars of India’s historic perfume capital, Kannauj. The oils in this collection are pure botanical extracts and attars distilled in sandalwood oil by some of Kannauj's most renowned and trusted artisans, who share our passion for distilling the highest quality of aromatics and attars. These attars are distilled using the ancient ‘deg and bhapka’ apparatus; a traditional distilling method largely unchanged for 400 years. I hope you enjoy these breathtaking scents of nature from a bygone era, an era fast being forgotten in today's race towards modernity and industrialisation at all costs.