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Rose, O Rose! Dear and fragile rose! How you have delicately perfumed the courts of kings and sultans throughout history! How you have been esteemed by both the lavish and common folk as you steal hearts with a caress of velvet and your bewitching spell.. The 17th century Mughal Emperor Jahangir writes regarding Saleemah Sultan […]
Musk, and what do you know about Musk? Glorified throughout history and revered as a fine fragrance element, there has been much dialogue on Musk and in particular plenty of interest in ‘how Al Shareef prepares his Musk grains?’.
Country : Russia | Region : Siberia | Year : 2019
A true ‘attar is never a mere compendium of differing ingredients carried out on a perfumers bench top. Traditionally speaking the ‘Attaar (Arabic term for perfumer) would distil and fashion their attars by co-distilling ingredients with a sandalwood base in special pots called deghs to produce a seamless fusion of harmonised notes. The sandalwood base […]
Samarqand is the type of fragrance that the great traveller Ibn Batuta would adorn or Marco Polo, it is what one’s clothes would smell like had one walked through life as a fragrant garden. It is the scent of every exploring soul, every keen traveller and adventurer, every spirit that can’t be shackled by the sensibilities around us.
Country : Uzbekistan | Region : Samarqand | Year : 2020