Penhaligon’s will launch Vaara, a new fragrance, next week:
The story behind the perfume is unlike any other. The fragrance started as a private commission for His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II, who wanted to commemorate the birth of his granddaughter, Vaara. It was created by [perfumer] Bertrand Duchaufour who travelled all over India in search of the perfect ingredients. Exploring palaces, exotic gardens, historic forts, and bustling city markets, he managed to create a scent fit for royalty.
The notes include coriander, carrot seeds, saffron, quince, rose, freesia, magnolia, peony, iris, honey, white musk, cedarwood, sandalwood, benzoin and tonka bean.
Penhaligon's Vaara will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
Update: see a review of Penhaligon's Vaara.