Vaara Eau de Parfum
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Vaara Eau de Parfum

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    Head Notes

    Quince, Rosewater, Carrot Seed, Coriander Seed, Saffron
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    Heart Notes

    Moroccan Rose Absolute, Bulgarian Rose Oil, Freesia, Indian Magnolia, Peony, Iris
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    Base Notes

    Honey, White Musk, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Benzoin Resin, Tonka Bean
  • Whilst visiting His Highness the Maharaja, we were mesmerised. No one story or city could capture the magic of India. But Jodhpur with its lake palace, forts and temples has ever since inhabited our dreams. The summer palace of Bal Samand was home. Here Vaara - the Maharaja’s grand daughter - took her first steps. This fragrance was created for her.

    Our journey of discovery began cradled in an airy warmth. A blend that was both soft and spicy. (Coriander, carrot seeds and quince). Advancing into the gardens roses perfumed the afternoon. Indian magnolia, freesia, peony and iris came to facet the bouquet. And just as the descending, heavy sun interrupted the still lake, just as the red earth Mehrangarh fort contrasted with the icy blue hues of the town walls…. then honey, tonka, musk and warm woods and resin arose to create a peaceful balance that transformed sensational Rajasthan (all spices, colourful petals, and silks) into a calming, majestic, whispering scent.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful, Yet Unique. Review
Rose *###* Saffron = Beauty. This fragrance is youthful and uplifting, yet dreamy and mysterious. You get a good amount of spice, where its not... too strong and a well balanced aroma of fruits and florals. The unique notes makes this fragrance a part of a world that we do not belong it. Its enchanting and mystical and feels otherworldly. I want to live and breathe in this fragrance. It wears for a good 8 hours on me, which makes it an impressive long lasting fragrance.   ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Indian At Heart Reflection Review
My father, a tall, indian with a moustache, deep in tradition, family and passions for all relating to family introduced me to this smell. A mellow ye...t nostalgic fragrance that brings back many memories for me!  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Lovely Review
I just purchased this perfume. It smells AMAZING and from the description online I would never have picked it out for myself. Thank goodness for the ...very helpful salesgirl at the NYC Rockefeller Store!  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Lush And Sultry Review
My special occasion perfume has been Iris Prima since it's launch. I absolutely adore it! But I treat it like liquid gold, so it lasts a very long tim...e for me. Thinking I would try a few other Penhaligon scents, I requested samples of those I had an interest in. When I sprayed the Vaara sampler on my wrist, it was like being drawn into a lush, sultry dream world. This scent puts it's arms around you and just doesn't let go. My new favorite scent! Can't wait for Christmas!  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Delicious And Ethereal... Review
I got my sampler today and couldn't wait to smell the perfumes. My favorite is Vaara because out of all them, it stood out. Not in a loud or obnoxious... way. It is very unique and beautifully blended. I think people of all ages can wear this. I do not like overly sweet or powdery scents. The opening is refreshing, fruity, and sweet (delicate and honey like). It isn't "too" of anything because this perfume gets it just right. After an hour or two the initial top notes give way to a soft floral skin scent. I've been wearing it for four hours now and still can smell it. Every so often the initial top notes will waft back. You can smell the sweet juicy allure of it. I'm not the type to be wowed by perfume, but after sampling this I just had to get a full bottle. Vaara is addictive. You don't have to smell like a perfume bomb to get notice. This is an elegant familiar yet distinctive one that once you have smelled you just can't put down.  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Transported In Time Review
When the shop assistant produced a sample of Vaara after a series of what seemed to be unrelated questions I was gobsmacked at how the scent instantly... transported me back to another era. One I haven't lived in but so wished I had. One sniff unleashed a well of memories and ideas and I had no choice but to buy and know that I would smell different to every other woman out there with her mainstream purchase. I instead had a dab of glamorous women throughout history on me. How empowering.  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Vaara Merits The Tiara Review
For those with an insatiable lust for all products rose, this regal bouquet is an indispensable 'fleurish' for all seasons. Its aura of influence, wit...h its multi-petaled harmonies and exotic allure, is as demure as it is tantalizing. Like an elixir of fairytale fame, it promises to seduce happily-ever-afters, spritz after spritz.  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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A Rose Of A Different Color Review
This fragrance is so beautiful. I am so glad I've found one that has rose in it that a guy can pull off too. Many people tend to only categorize ros...e for women or think it's outdated. To me, it's one of the most beautiful smells in the world. Why should only the ladies get to smell like roses? The sandalwood and cedar base balance this out nicely and keep it from being too cloying. Since I've worn this, I receive so many compliments. I love the dry down, and I only need two small sprays to get me through the work day. At night when going out, I apply more liberally. This is really nice. I want to thank you, Penhaligons, for this unique creation.  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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A Whole New World Review
I had always worn Artemisia since it launched over 10 years ago, but suddenly decided I needed a change. Vaara is so beautifully mellow, and takes you... on a journey through all of the different notes every time you catch the fragrance. It is light, but intense and really maintains it's full impact throughout the day and night. The wonderful story behind it's creation only adds to the magic of this perfect scent.  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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Gorgeous Intense Fragrance, Like The First Scent When You Bury Your Nose In A Rose Review
I was looking for a fragrance which evoked the intense spicy notes of rose when you bury your nose in the flower and had not found it until Vaara. Co...mbined with my other favourite Freesia this is a wonderful floral scent with a spicy surround.  ... more
Would you recommend it? : Yes
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