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Ruh-e-Khus- A Scent for the Summer

Ruh-e-Khus- A Scent for the Summer

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Itr or Attar, is the Farsi word for perfume. These natural perfumes are something of a specialty of the sub-continent - they are obtained from flowers, plants, and even more famously, the earth. Legend has it, that empress Nur Jahan was the first patron of this itr.
Alcohol-free, these oil-based fragrances are the stuff of legends. Prepared and bottled in Kannauj, the perfume capital of India - this Daak special edition was done to give a whiff to those unfamiliar. We have, therefore, kept the fragrances light and gentle. Experts say there is a perfume for every season - so we bring you a taste of all four.

Ruh-e-Khus - a scent for the summer: Khus or vetiver is harvested from the roots of wild grass. A complex oil with more than a hundred different components, khus has a wispy, sweet, woody, and breezy scent. During the summers the wild grass was woven into mats and the oil was out onto chicks in order to provide an antidote to stifling hot summers.

Only a few dabs of itr are required as they last for many hours. Unlike alcohol and chemical-based perfumes, itr slowly mixes with the natural oils produced by skin and is much more concentrated. Our 5 ml bottle will easily last you several months despite daily use.

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