Attar oil - 15 ml
Family: Oriental floral
Perfumer: Christian Carbonnel
Top: Saffron, rose, iris
Middle: Cypriol, gurjum balsam, oud
Base: Oud, patchouli, amber, musk
*NOTE: Due to high concentration, high cost and very tiny bottles, samples are 5 drops, enough to experience the fragrance more than once.
Balanced. Noble. Woody. Salim attar pulsates with drama. Holding nothing back, it captures us with its vivid opening of rich saffron and rose coupled with the lush feel of iris. One can easily picture a stroll through the gardens of an Indian palace, with royal breeds of brightly colored roses and the smell of rich earth underfoot. The pace quickens with bright green, woody notes of cypriol and sweet gurjum, before finally plummeting towards tragic darkness and a sense of decay with oud, amber and damp patchouli. As part of the Chariots of Love collection, Salim intertwines in a lover's dance with it's partner, Anarkali attar.
The Story: The story takes us to northern India, at the court of Emperor Akbar. After years of war as the hero returns his son Salim. In his honor, the emperor was doing a feast, which will be part of a dance spectacle. Among the dancers is Anarkali, beauty among beauties. Intoxicated by her beauty Salim falls in love. The lovers know that their love is forbidden. The emperor prohibits Salim from meeting with Anarkali. Rebellious Salim does not follow the command of his father, who then throws Anarkali to the dungeon.
The prince in love helps her escape, and then goes against his father. Unfortunately, his forces are too small to defeat the Emperor's army. Anarkali, knowing that the prince awaits death, takes the blame. However she asks the emperor to fulfill her last wish--to spend the night with her lover. The next morning, Salim sleeps soundly, and a beautiful dancer goes to her death. According some legends the lovers triumphed and Anarkali never died. The prince released his beloved, and via underground tunnels they escaped from the Emperor Akbar.