Champa Attar

Champaka in sandalwood oil


“Red champaka flowers are water distilled in a copper pot into the purest sandalwood oil. This deep creation turned out to be one of the darkest and most powerful attars of this collection.

It opens with a dark red aroma akin to the scent of fermented grapes. The indolic nature of the flowers start to slowly reveal itself enveloping the wearer in its intoxicating glory.

With time musky notes start to appear perfectly balanced with the cocoa like sweetness. The darkness of red champaka truly dominates making it extremely more complex and nuanced then its white variety.

Sandalwood aroma seems to be hiding behind the stage however its effect is always present. Surprisingly once reaching the heart notes a perfect combination of creamy woodiness and deep dark red floral create a feel of dry woods and red falling leaves. Champa attar manages to recreate the perfect scent of fall season.

It is important to note that traditional Indian Attars are made solely through distillation by a master distiller. The process can take over a month. Every single day approximately 100kg of flowers are slowly distilled into the sandalwood oil base infusing it not only with extremely intense oil but also highly fragrant hydrosol of a given flower. This results in a far superior olfactory composition rather than a simple blend of sandalwood and jasmine oil/absolute.

Experience the lost yet beautiful tradition of perfumery made only by distillation. The journey that is labor heavy, extremely time-consuming yet absolutely worth it.

We went the extra mile of not only selecting the large collection of highest quality attars but actually testing every single one of them for purity and quality using GCMS lab tests. It sets them apart from any other Indian attars one may find online.–Areej Le Dore

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