Genda Attar

Marigold in sandalwood oil


“Marigold flowers distilled in a copper pot into pure sandalwood oil are one of the most unique and fruity attars from this collection.

This combination is hard to imagine in its purest and natural form. However, once inhaled it will never leave your olfactory memory. A beautiful scent, a memory for life.

This attar delivers a gourmand-like sensation akin to the scent and feel of a delicious Asian desert of sweet mango with milky and sticky rice. Fruity and creamy upon the application it slowly reveals some of its deeper and richer herbal nuances.

Sandalwood elevates the creaminess adding a wonderful buttery foundation of woods. Marigold – quite a challenging flower truly blooms in the company of sandalwood. It shows its fruity sweetness and then slowly exposes the bitter green herbal like contrast. Unexpectedly beautiful combination that deserves our patience and admiration.

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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