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Mohur extrait

Mughal-British Raj Era

Mohur is a rose-based fragrance, a combination of opulent Moghul rose perfumes and a distinguished spicy leather bouquet that can only be imagined during a polo match.

To capture this moment, Mohur has been created as a refined rose-oudh alliance that pays tribute to Noor Jahan’s power and talent. Empress Noor Jahan devoted herself to the art of perfumery as it had been passed down from her mother.

It exemplifies the nearly 500-year span of India’s history that was shaped by a succession of influences from the outside world, from invaders to traders to colonizers, and which also gave rise to some of the most magnificent architecture the world has ever seen, including the Taj Mahal. The word Mohur derives from Sanskrit and refers to the most valuable gold coin in India’s history, the last of which were minted in 1918.

The scent embodies, and is a dedication to, the mix of all the best of Moghul and the British Raj - a complex period in history for Indians which saw the flowering of unique gifts of the arts, music and education.

Top notes: Cardamom absolute, coriander seed oil, ambrette seed, carrot, black pepper, elemi oil

Heart notes: Turkish rose oil, Morrocan rose absolute, jasmine, orris, hawthorn, almond milk, violet, orris, leather

Base notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, oudh palao oil from Laos, benzoin, vanilla, tonka bean

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