Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vaara by Penhaligon's

Recently, Etiket hosted a launch party for Penhaligon’s newest scent, Vaara, inspired by the Royal House of Marwar-Jodphur. This fragrance was inspired by His Highness Gaj Singh II, who wanted to reflect his family’s deep love and connection with Jodhpur: a state in North-West India which literally translates to “the land of kings”. It is renowned for colour textiles, magnificent palaces and majestic forts.

Vaara begins with a delicious blend of coriander and carrot seeds, creamy saffron and juicy quince as top notes - all ingredients discovered during the perfumer, Bertand Duchaufour’s trips to the local markets in Jodhpur, India.  The heart notes of Vaara belong to the gardens of Balsamand, the Maharaja’s summer palace, with two glorious roses blended elegantly with a billowing white note of Indian magnolia, a touch of freesia and a whisper of iris. The fragrance settles into base notes of a luscious combination of honey, white musk and resin dripping over an aromatic blend of tonka, cedarwood and sandalwood.

This gorgeous fragrance offers a unique and beautiful glimpse into the aromatic world of the Maharaja. The packaging is no exception, conveying the beautiful colours and patterns found in India. If you would like to dip your toe into the oriental waters without getting overwhelmed, this scent is for you! I love this fragrance because Vaara captures the spirit of this fascinating part of India.

Launch of Vaara at Etiket

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