Mohur is a second fragrance in India trio from Neela Vermeire Creations. The perfume launched in 2012 along with other two. Nose behind the scent is Bernard Duchaufour. Mohur is a rose-based fragrance. In my opinion rose and oud is one of the best marriages in perfumery. Numerous perfume feature this combo and so does Mohur. Does it mean it smells like other rose & oud creations?
The opening of Mohur is built of a wonderful rose accord. It has an opulent and velvety character but at the same time it’s very vivid, fresh and airy. Like a combination of red roses and rose water. At NVC website turkish rose oil and Maroccan rose absolute are listed for Mohur. Soon after rose comes a leather note. It’s very well crafted here – it provides a balmy background that reveals the best things rose has to offer. Leather make rose darker, more seductive and mysterious. Resins of oud and elemi are perfectly blended with leather and rose. Their rich aroma make Mohur intoxicating and addictive.
After some time rose becomes dimmed and the fragrance shows few aromatic notes. Among them are almonds that are sweetened by vanilla. Coriander, pepper and cardamom make Mohur very warm and cozy with the spiciness they bring together. Ambrette, patchouli and sandalwood make the fragrance smooth, mellow with a creamy element to it. Mohur also has a delicate powdery vibe. It’s very light and to me it’s a really good way for a perfume to smell. It might come from violets, amber and iris. Other notes I didn’t notice feature carrot seeds, tonka bean, jasmine and benzoin.
Mohur is much of a feminine blend and it represents a women who is self confident, strong and is not afraid to face any problems she might encounter. She might look innocent and weak on the outside but she’s powerful and she has a dark side that nobody knows of. Mohur’s rose is beautiful and very real and when I first tried it I thought I smell some very light tea infusion.
It’s true that there are many oud roses in the market at the moment. To me all those fragrances might share a similar manner but in fact each of them smells quite different. Mohur is no exception. It’s another excellent rose with oud and it’s different than other scents that contain these two notes. Mohur is like a chameleon, it hides a strong soul underneath its delicate skin. Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur is available in 3 pieces sample set, 3 x 10 ml travel set and in bottles of 55 mls. If, like me, you’re a fan of perfume that combine rose and oud then Mohur is a position that you really need to try.
note: sample provided by Neela Vermeire Creations. Title is “woman and rose” written in Hindi.