With the summer here, choose from these homegrown fragrances to smell different

25 May,2024 08:40 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Sanjeevni Iyer

It’s summer, and sweat is not an alluring scent. Here are a few homegrown fragrances to make you smell apart

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Be bespoke

Why smell like anyone, but you. Taking inspiration from the Royal harems of 1800s Awadh, this apothecary sends you a box with 12 ingredients/ base scents such as vanilla, bergamot, citrus, lavender and a perfume base, which you can mix and blend to make up 20 different perfumes. They've included droppers, paper strips, spray bottles and even coffee beans to clear the palate.

Mini mists

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For the promiscuous hearted, in terms of perfume, the discovery set holds the key. Made up of four travel-sized spray bottles (10 ml for R 1,499), you can choose your fragrances from those for men, women, and unisex: pop a different one into your bag each day. It's also a good way to try them all out before committing to a 50 ml bottle. Our set for summer is made up of aqua and vanilla tones, from both genders: Island Water, Beach Holiday, Citrus Amber and Vanilla Wood.

Scent of the city

Would you like to smell like a cutting? Loudly vocal for [Mumbai] local, here's an homage to Indian notes with the best-selling unisex concoction: Chai Musk. With minimalist packaging, this really has the ingredients that would go into a nice cup of tea - top notes of lemongrass, ginger root and green tea, with a finish that includes hot milk accord. Do not place next to biscoot.

A bold boond

Kannauj of Uttar Pradesh has been an ittar Mecca for hundreds of years, especially for the traditional distillation process of indigenous tea roses. Now the millennia-old deg-bhapka technique of slow distillation comes in a new bottle and the scents remain earthy: The petrichor-reminiscent Maati, and evocative Gulabi and Audh are the ones to make your trademark.

French kiss it

If that smells Indo-French, you are right on the nose. Bringing together desi notes of jasmine, rose and sandalwood with French perfumery techniques, this one is for the flirtatious. You can buy three two ml discovery bottles for the R 199 - these include not just blended perfumes, but also single notes such as vetiver and musk which you can layer to make it your own. The Pairing set gives you 10 2 ml bottles for R499, with suggestions on which scents would go well together,
and for what occasion. A good way to start tutoring your nose to guess the notes.

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