Hey Posse! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies thrilled to be with you all today. I hope life is treating you all well. Mohur has been a constant in my fragrance wardrobe since first discovering it and Neela is one of my mates. When we talk about Top 3 Deserted Island Perfumes Mohur is always in my list beside Shalimar. There is something so me about Mohur, as if Neela made it with what I would love in a fragrance in mind.
Mohur by Bertrand Duchaufour for Neela Vermeire Creations 2011
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica, LuckyScent and Neela Vermeire Creations give these melded accords:
Top: Cardamom, coriander, ambrette (musk mallow), carrot seeds, black pepper, elemi oil
Heart: Turkish rose oil, Moroccan Rose Absolute (rose accords around 11%), jasmine, iris/orris, aubepin (midland hawthorn), almond milk accord, leather, violet
Base: Sandalwood, amber, patchouli, oudh Palao from Laos, benzoin, vanilla, tonka bean
Mohur! Ahhhhhhhh. Spritzing is like coming home. The main player rose is a constant through the life of every Mohur wearing but on some days it will be vanilla heavy, another day I will notice the herbaceousness and on others it will feel like an iris, pepper, patchouli, sandalwood or almond fragrance. Even the rose facets will be slightly different, boozy, citric, fruity or tea-ish depending on the day, it’s heat or humidity and probably my own mood and diet. Neela & Bertrand have mixed large amounts of naturals in with the synthetics and that gives everything a real chance to interact with your chemistry and makes it a chameleon, chock full of surprises every time.
Photo Stolen Neela Vermeire Creations
Rose stays all the way through my wear but the base becomes a creamy, warm, enveloping hug of amber and woods. The ride is amazingly complex and if you have time to sit down and enjoy it in a relaxed way you’ll get to follow the amazing growth. If though you wear Mohur in a day to day work, eat or play situation the ride is smooth and elegant, a rose amber and lightest oud combo that will blow you and anyone in your vicinity away.
Have you tried Mohur? Any of the Neela Vermeire Creations? Which is your fave?