INDIAN ATTARS: Guide for Beginners

Indian attar

You may have heard the word attars or Indian attars , but do you know what it means? You’ve probably guessed by now that it has something to do with Indian fragrance, and you’d be right. The term attar was originally coined to describe fragrances native to India and the Middle East in the 18th century and has since been adopted as the word used to describe any true-to-form Indian fragrance in today’s world.

What are Indian Attars?

Indian Attars

“Attar” commonly known as “Ittar” is the naturally extracted and pure fragrance essential oils that are extracted from flowers, herbs, roots, barks, leaves, roots, and other botanical sources and parts of plants. They are one of the vital components of the perfume industry as synthetic perfumes are also made from the natural extracts of Indian attars and natural aromatic oils. 

Fragrant essential oils known as attars have been used in India since ancient times to scent robes, hair, and skin. And while they’re still popular with religious groups today, they’re now also widely available to consumers at big-box stores and online. They’ve even earned an official listing in Fragrantica’s directory of fragrance reviews. Used by everybody from Hindu monks to high school students, attars come in a variety of shapes and sizes — but not all are created equal. 

Different Kinds of Indian Attar

Plant based attar

From flower-based to plant-based, there are many different types of attar oils. The most common type is that of jasmine. Jasmine flowers are distilled in oil along with other ingredients to make your blend. Many people choose Jasmine since it is a very common ingredient in perfumes and has been used for centuries. Floral scents have always been very popular and an Indian attar may be just what you’re looking for if you want a unique fragrance with strong, natural undertones. Another popular scent comes from sandalwood oil as well as vetiver roots that grow wild in India. These scents aren’t quite as floral and tend to lend themselves more towards skincare products due to their naturally soft properties.

Best Way to Use Attar?


First, you need to identify what type of scent you want. Light scents are perfect if you’re in a crowded public place, while heavier scents are ideal if you want to create a romantic atmosphere at home. Next, choose how much liquid you want to use. Men often like 1 or 2 drops of an attar applied to their neck and wrists, while women may prefer 5 or 6 drops of oil on their neck alone or all pulse points. Try several different ways until you find something that works best for your body chemistry! And remember, your sense of smell can change with time. If a certain combination doesn’t work well with your body right now, try again after it passes and see if it feels different then.

Why Choose Indian Attar?

Indian attars

There are two basic reasons why people choose Indian attar over other fragrances, that is their long-lasting effect and their natural origin. Since they last longer than other perfumes, they become ideal when you want to smell good all day. And since they are made of natural oils, it means that there are no side effects like allergies or skin rashes. Indian attars can be used both by men and women of all ages and can blend well with a range of outfits. They do not contain ingredients such as alcohol, petrol, or mineral oil. Many Indian attars have therapeutic values too; thus relieving anxiety, stress, and depression in some people.

Are There Any Side Effects?


There are no side effects of attar use. Attars are generally very well tolerated, even by those with sensitive skin. Of course, if you have allergies to any of its ingredients (particularly rose), you should avoid it. It’s best to try a small amount first, on a patch of skin—you may be allergic and not know it! If your reaction is extreme—redness or swelling that gets worse over time, for example—contact your doctor immediately.

Let me tell you a fun fact that the scientific studies have shown that there is a link between sense and our emotions so putting on the right fragrance really can put you in a better mood for example, if you want to relax wear a scent of lavender or something citrusy if you need an instant energy boost. Hope this information will help you pick your next fragrance(attar or perfume).

Choosing the best quality attar in India can be intimidating, especially if you are new to it. You must understand that there are many fragrances available in the market but not every fragrance has the original ingredients.

 You must try to associate yourself with a particular fragrance first, before making the decision of investing in it. Buy from the best range of fragrances and take guidance from the experts, if needed. We, at Hasanoud value your money and emotions. Hence, we bring to you the best fragrances for you. So, come join us in our new scent journey and experiment with the fragrances.