This summer England’s perfume house Penhaligon’s introduce a new fragrance, Vaara, a scent inspired by the Royal House of Marwar-Jodphur in Rajasthan, India. Varra began life as a scent desired to honor the birth of His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II’s granddaughter Varra, and to show his family’s love and relationship with Jodhpur.
Varra was created by Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour who explored India in search of ingredients to offer a glimpse into the Maharaja’s aromatic, vibrant world. Exploring Jodpur, Bertrand visited exotic gardens, family palaces, historical forts and city markets to inspire him to create this fragrance which captures the essence of this intriguing part of India.
Vaara’s aroma is a combination of natural and luxurious ingredients discovered by Bertrand. Firstly with those he discovered during his visits to the bustling city markets; coriander and carrot seeds, exquisite saffron and quince. However the heart of Vaara’s scent is owed to the gardens of Balsamand at the Maharaja’s summer palace; two magnificent roses combined together with a touch of Indian Magnolia, Freesia and Iris. Base notes are created by a blend of rare sandalwood, cedarwood and tonka beans settling into a luxurious combination of honey, benzoin resins and white musk.
Vaara is a fragrance that will fascinate the senses and allow a taste of India fit for a Maharajah.
Vaara’s Eau de Parfum is priced at £85 for 50ml or £120 for 100ml from Penhaligon’s.