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

£9.00£19.00
£6.75£14.25
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

£12.00£65.00
£9.00£48.75
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.

Shamamah Amber

£12.00£75.00
£9.00£56.25
A special traditional distillation that has been quietly macerating since 2021, I'm excited to finally release this gorgeous, all-natural Shamamah Amber attar in sandalwood oil, one of ancient India's finest aromatic achievements in my humble opinion. Shamama / Shamamatul Amber attars are complex, labour-intensive affairs that can take up to a month to distill in ancient copper ‘deg and bhapka’ pots, but the results are nothing short of a masterpiece of olfactory art by India's ancient perfume artisans. Each distilling family have their own secret recipe, but Shamamah's ingredients typically include exotic florals, woods, and spices such as oud, rose, jasmine, saffron, spikenard, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, pandanus, and sandalwood among a whole host of other natural ingredients. Scent-wise, I really enjoy this Shamamah as its notes are so finely balanced, opening up with a gorgeously diffusive bouquet of airy and musky amberiness before slowly settling down to a bed of contrasting resins, florals and spices. Overall, the scent isn't as heavy with dark base notes as some others are (which I also enjoy), but instead this takes you on a beautiful journey laden with ambers, musks, spices, florals and earthy notes that are diffusive and warm without being cloyingly heavy or sweet in any way. One of my all-time favourite attars from Kannauj’s ancient distilleries, Shamamah Amber is gorgeous worn neat as an attar or as a mid/base note ingredient in natural perfume blends. ----------------------------------------------- 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.