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Attar facts & fables

Facts & Fables about Attar

  • Queen Mumtaz Begum, it is said, used seven different fragrances (rose, jasmine, champa, kevda, lavender, orchid, moghra) in her bath, one for each day of the week. In current terms, the daily cost of these exotic aromatic oils would exceed INR 10,00,000.

  • Salim, one of King Akbar’s sons, and an irrepressible romantic, never failed to carry attar with him when he went to meet his mistress Anarkali.

  • Hindu Rajput King's brides in ancient India were often gifted kesar attar as part of their dowry, because its active ingredients, saffron and sandalwood, are aphrodisiacal in nature.

    Jasmine was favoured by the King & Nizams of Hyderabad State.