Neela Vermeire Créations instantly transport us to the beauty and mystery of India, with its rich and colourful heritage, its depth of spirituality and its amazing array of ingredients and spices…

Neela herself is of Indian heritage: a former lawyer who also worked in social sciences, this relative newcomer to the world of perfumery created an instant stir by enlisting renowned perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour to translate her thoughts, memories and dreams into fragrances – scooping a coveted Art & Olfaction Award for Ashoka.

And we’re thrilled to introduce to you in this Secret Scentsations edit the ‘crown jewel’ in Neela’s collection: Pichola eau de parfum.

Inspired by Lake Pichola, the calm and beautiful focus of the princely city of Udaipur in India, this wonderful composition captures the countless reflections on the lake, taking us on a fragrant journey via the splendour of opulent and vibrant flowers, exotic spices and precious woods.

Pichola opens with an array of invigorating top notes including cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, juniper, magnolia, neroli oil, clementine, bergamot, before a beautiful floral bouquet of orange blossom absolute, rose absolute, tuberose absolute, jasmine sambac and ylang ylang unfurls at the heart. The lasting trail in Pichola’s fragrant journey is its woody base of benzoin absolute, sandalwood, driftwood and vetiver from Haiti.

Simply close your eyes and let it transport you to timeless and luxurious faraway lands…

Neela Vermeire Créations Pichola £175 for 60ml eau de parfum
Buy it at Roullier White

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