The word 'attar', 'ittar' or 'itra' is believed to have been derived from the Persian word itir, meaning 'perfume', which is in turn derived from the Arabic word 'itr (عطر). Attar is quite ancient in India; We find mentions of fragrance and perfume in the olden Indian epics and Granth Attar (Arabic: عطر) also known as ittar is a natural perfume oil derived from botanical sources, such as flowers (jasmine, rose, sandalwood and more), herbs, spices, or barks. Ittar, also known as attar, is an essential oil derived from botanical sources. Most commonly these oils are extracted via hydro or steam distillation. The Persian physician Ibn Sina, known as Avicenna in Europe, was first to derive the attar of flowers from distillation.
Pure Attars are the pure undiluted version of their respective Eau de Parfum.
Our Pure Attars are made with pure essential oils and absolutes and do not contain any carrier oil or alcohol.
Attars are longer lasting than Eau de Perfumes. They are applied with the stick of the bottle instead of being sprayed. This is the traditional way of the East to wear perfumes