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Local Perfumes Of Jaipur

Recently Boucheron launched a perfume  called ” Jaipur”.You would think that was the only association Jaipur had with perfumes. But do you know local perfumeries have been making variety of local  perfume or Itr for the use of the Royal family of Jaipur for years now. It might be a   dying art due to easy availability of cheap deodorants and western perfumes but in its hey day Kings proposed their love for their Queens by offering these perfumes.

Naturally made from Rose petals ,Sandal wood etc. by a recipe handed down from one generation to next  there is a different Itr for different seasons of the year. They can even reproduce the smell   first rains of monsoons produce when they wet the parched land of  Rajasthan. This perfume is also used to stop a nosebleed.

Now a days Itr is not commonly  used. But people use itr  sometimes  to   perfume the stage on which the bride and groom are going to sit during the reception to receive their guests. Sometimes they use Itr on religious festivals to perfume temples etc.

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