Introducing Vaara, the latest fragrance from Penhaligon’s inspired by the Royal House of Marwar-Jodphur in Rajasthan. Vaara started life as the passion of His Highness Gaj Singh II who wanted to reflect his family’s deep love and connection with Jodhpur. Vaara offers a unique and beautiful glimpse into the aromatic world of Maharaja.
If you smell Vaara and close your eyes you will be transported to the heart of India walking through the spice markets of Jodhpur. You can feel the warmth of the sun, smell the aromatic spices, and hear the noises of the bustling markets. The aroma of incense surrounds you and it’s difficult not to get lost in the different smells that inspire imagination and comfort your soul. Vaara’s fragrant adventure begins with a mouthwatering blend of coriander and carrot seeds, soft, creamy saffron, juicy quince and rosewater.
Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour journeyed to Jodhpur and was inspired by these ingredients during his trips to local markets. The heart of Vaara takes you to the gardens of Balsamand, the Maharaja’s summer palace, adorned with spectacular roses of Morocco and Bulgaria, the happy scent of freesia, creamy sweet Indian magnolia, the strong clean smell of peonies and a hint of powdery iris. Vaara settles into a delicious combination of honey, white musks and resins drapped over a woody base of tonka, cedarwood and sandalwood. This is a beautiful perfume for those who want to ease into the richness of an oriental fragrance without getting completely overwhelmed. As Penhaligon’s puts it, “Vaara is a fragrance fit for a Maharaja” and we think it cleverly captures the spirit of Jodphur in Rajasthan — a fascinating part of the world, which means “the land of the kings”.
Head Notes: Quince, Rosewater, Carrot Seed, Coriander Seed, Saffron
Heart Notes: Moroccan Rose Absolute, Bulgarian Rose Oil, Freesia, Indian Magnolia, Peony, Iris
Base Notes: Honey, White Musk, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Benzoin Resin, Tonka Bean
By Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour: Vastly experienced in creating scents that capture moments and locations so perfectly, whose talents lay in creating olfactory landscapes and atmospheric scents, be that for L’Artisan Parfumeur or Eau d’Italie, Bertrand’s fragrances and passion for his art know no bounds.