Words: Charlie Leeves
Travel east and unlock your mind in the tranquillity of Indian tradition and spirituality. Open your heart and soul to the country that has enriched our lives with flavoursome foods, mind healing yoga and skilfully sculpted temples. So, let’s travel on a journey together and discover rich fragrances bursting with spices and vibrant scents.
Samsara by Guerlain
In Hinduism, Samsara is the journey of the soul and true to its name Samsara by Guerlain will take you on a fragrance journey allowing you to discover your new self through perfume. Start your fragrance voyage with sharp citrus top notes that radiate zest and energy. Jasmine notes pair with ylang-ylang to bring this seductive fragrance to life. Rounding the scent off are whole bodied aromas of warm sandalwood and radiant iris. With Samsara, life is believed to be cyclical and that everything is connected in some way and you never know, Samsara by Guerlain could be the missing piece to a harmonious life for you.
Noir by Tom Ford
Transport yourself to the busy streets of Mumbai, the air abounding with the scent of rich spices from every corner of India. This poetic busyness is perfectly encapsulated in Tom Ford’s Noir which balances spicy oriental scents with floral geranium and rose. Warm caraway top notes take you away to hazy summer nights in India, so lie back and let soothing clary sage carry you away with its leathery yet blissfully floral fragrance. It’s a scent packed full of so many different colours its really quite ironic they called it Noir!
The Roman Night by Bvlgari Goldea
The Roman Night’s raw explosion of fragrant colours perfectly embodies the spirit of “the festival of colour”. The sweet and sharp bergamot plays off the earthy pepper top notes creating an impulsive fragrance that throws tradition out of the window. In India, tuberose is believed to be an aphrodisiac, and this is evident in the Roman Night’s hypnotically, intoxicating floral scent. The fragrance is finally grounded in its base notes of earthy moss and woody vetiver which is native to India. Let your hair down with this free-spirited, festival-like fragrance!
Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford
Intoxicate yourself on top notes of rum succan absolute and indulge yourself on citrussy sharp mandarin. This citrus theme continues to bloom even after the top notes have faded away, where cool orange blossom bursts into life in the groves of the heart notes. This is then effortlessly boosted by the lightly citrus magnolia. Velvet Orchid’s journey culminates with seductive Comoro island vanilla and sweet yet woody labdanum. Like an Indian sunrise, Velvet Orchid is the new dawn to your fragrance life.
Garden by Dolce Gabbana
Picture yourself now in the Mughal gardens, a walled paradise full of fruits and flowers. It’s a glimpse of natural perfection enclosed and sheltered from the outside world. In a way this is the same sentiment that Dolce Garden creates, it’s a flower garden enclosed in a glass bottle. Express yourself with the delicately sweet neroli and fruity fresh mandarin. Heart notes of Ylang-Ylang, native to India, provides a heavy sweet throwback to its heartland. Almond milk accord and vanilla absolute finally provide warm, creamy base notes. Adorned with a flower-shaped lid, this will be your very own Indian garden on your bathroom shelf.
Around the world in 80 scents so far...
If you’ve enjoyed your travels with us why not check out our pervious stops to Brazilliant Brazil and fashionable France. It’s time now to put away your summer clothes and pack your winter coats because the next stop on our ‘Around the World’ fragrance trip is Russia!