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Shama Attars

Romancing the World through the ages

 

The history of Shama Perfumes begins in the classic period of the Mughal Empire—or, more precisely, during the reign of Shahjehan. It was a time of extravagance, marked by grand durbars, sumptuous feasts, architectural masterpieces and exquisite paintings. The Empire was in cultural overdrive, and Mughal royalty was its prime mover, pulling out the stops to serve its passion for self-indulgence.

 

Among its myriad obsessions, attar enjoyed a special place. This uniquely Indian perfume, distilled and concocted by master perfumers, came in a range of scents to suit every occasion and mood. It could be worn in the boudoir or the banquet hall, by courtiers or courtesans.

 

It could enliven an ordinary day, or make a night enchanting. Not surprisingly, it proved irresistible to the sybarites of the day, including the Emperor and his celebrated wife, the Empress Mumtaz Begum.