Meaning: A pleasant, distinctive smell accompanying the first rain after a period of dry, warm weather.
Inspiration: “Wet earth, crushed leaves, moist barks, fresh grass – that’s the scent of the sleepy town of Kurseong. Its my fragrance of rest & peace – my languid vacations of childhood. The woody, verdant notes of Cedarwood, Pine, Vetiver, Patchouli & Clary Sage create a caressing blend that induces calmness & tranquility.” – Jhelum Biswas Bose
The Story: “The word Petrichor means the scent of wet earth after the first rain shower following a spell of dry warm weather. The smell that instantly takes me back to the misty mountains and reminds me of some wonderful people I know who have moved far away from the madding crowd and made the hills their home.
Anshuman Sen is one such hermit friend who inspires the soul of this fragrance. He stays in the heart of south Delhi but his heart beats for the mountains where he has his home and his workshop of Junaili. I have known Anshuman from the early days of my career when I was a novice beauty writer with Good Housekeeping. Our friendship grew to a bond where he naturally assumed the role of a brother and would advise me like a sage on both personal and professional issues. His worldview is simple and grounded, at times can even seem primitive – like the hills that he so loves – yet they are always solid suggestions that will push you to get back on your feet and move ahead.
My dear friend, this blend of Cedarwood, Pine Patchouli & Clary Sage is dedicated to you. Thank you for being there always. And wish you the very best with Junaili” – Jhelum Biswas Bose
Price: Rs 1,775
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