The 5 Best Attars of The World

Attar or ittar is a concentrated perfume that is derived from natural, botanical sources. An oil-based perfume, it can be made from flower petals, exotic woods, spices or barks. This all-natural perfume being highly concentrated is mostly sold in small quantities. Attar is widely popular in India, Middle East and South Asia. ‘Attar’ is an Arabic word which basically translates to ‘scent’. It has a very pleasant smell and can be used by both men and women. Dabbing a small quantity of attar on the inner wrists, ear lobes, neck and inner elbows is the best way to enjoy its smell. Sandalwood, rose, jasmine are the most common attars. There is so much to attar than just these fragrances. There are so many attars that have a wonderful smell but are underrated. Here, we will take a look at some of the best attars in the world. The 5 best Attars of the World: Oudh: This is one of the most expensive and exotic perfumes. It is obtained from the agar wood. When the wood of the agar tree gets infected with a kind of mold, it develops a resin. This resin is what is used to make the perfume. Since oudh can only be made using the resin, it is quite rare. Only about 2% of the total trees produce it. This also makes it quite expensive. However, it is still one of the most desired scents in the world. Its fragrance can be described as complex and is sweet and woody at the same time. This mystical fragrance is sure to leave you spellbound. Musk: Musk is naturally found in animals, especially in the musk deer. They secrete a brown substance from the musk gland which is collected, dried, powdered and then soaked in ethanol for a long time. It has a very complex smell and can be described as earthy and woody. This scent is widely popular all over the world. This is also an expensive attar. Janattul Firdous: In Arabic, it means ‘the fragrance of the garden of heaven’. It is a divine fragrance that is bound to astound your senses. It is a unique fragrance that has grass and wood middle notes and lotus/ cinnamon high notes. This attar is great to keep you energized and refreshed all day. Kashmiri Gulkand Attar (Rose): Doesn’t the mere mention of rose make you think of a beautiful and refreshing smell? Kashmiri Gulkand attar is made out of roses. Kashmiri Gulab or rose has a very mild and calming fragrance. This attar is great to make you feel stress-free and relaxed. It is especially amazing for the months of summer. Afriki: This is an oriental fragrance that has sweet and ambery notes. This attar will leave you fascinated with its mystic smell. Its long-lasting smell will make you feel refreshed all day long. Conclusion These are some of the most loved attars around the world. You must try them out at least once. If you are unsure about where to buy them, head straight to Kashmirica. Its the place where to buy the most authentic perfumes in the world.