Mohur Extrait by Bertrand Duchaufour for Neela Vermeire Creations 2014


Post by Sandra


When Val, the Cookie Queen, comes to Vienna I know that we will have a great day chatting, laughing, walking and perhaps sniffing some perfumes together. New Year’s Eve 2014 she came into town to have brunch together with Birgit from Olfactoria’s Travels and Lady Jane Grey. This day was a celebration.

Mohur Extrait by Neela Vermeire Creations 2014 Amarylis bloomSandra

Val and I first met at Starbucks with our men in tow and she pulls out a cosmetic bag and whispers “Hey, Sandra, try this new perfume from Neela Vermeire – Mohur Extrait.“ Knowing how precious the extrait could be I was still hesitant and wrinkled up my nose carefully smelling the lid. Ha! As if I could get an idea of what was to come! Gingerly I spritzed the tiniest bit on my wrist, had a good sniff, promptly forgot about it and we were off chatting and laughing.

Mohur Extrait by Neela Vermeire Creations 2014

Mohur Extrait by Bertrand Duchaufour

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Cardamom, coriander, ambrette (musk mallow), carrot seeds, pepper, elemi
Heart: Iris, jasmine, rose, violet, almond, leather
Base: Sandalwood, amber, woody notes, patchouli, agarwood (oud), benzoin, vanilla, tonka bean

Little did I know the burning ache that Mohur Extrait would light in my soul. After I came home I discovered the true beauty of this elixir and spent the next 6 hours with my nose glued to my wrist and dreaming.

On to the perfume… Let me begin by saying that I absolutely adore Neela’s bottles. The box arrived and as I unwrapped the paper and removed the bottle from the box my breath was taken away with the beautiful amethyst colour of the glass. The feel of the bottle in my hand is a perfect fit. The lid is solid, heavy and embossed with her logo.

Mohur Extrait by Neela Vermeire Creations 2014 Christmas roseSandra

The first spray of Mohur Extrait opens with a smooth spicy rose accord. The spices are not, to my nose, distinguishable from each other. They mold the rose so that it quietly whispers come hither to me. The almond milk is swirled together with the roses and spices and makes the whole impression comforting, warming and welcoming. This is not a rose soliflore perfume. Don’t be afraid of the list of notes nor of the spices, the extrait is extremely well balanced and just stunning. Longevity is excellent but on me it sits close to the skin. It brings to mind the deep red roses or the velvet smooth texture of the scarlet amarylis that I had in the flat on New Year’s Eve 2014. The lights twinkling in the background resemble the sparkling elegance of the Extrait.

Mohur Extrait by Neela Vermeire Creations 2014 BottleSandra

The drydown is where my love affair began and continues with Mohur Extrait. Sandalwood is interwoven with the rose to create a most scrumptious combination of creamy, slightly sweet woody rose which beckons every fibre of my soul to let go of all of the stress and worries in life. There is a tinge of vanilla but it is not sweet at all, in fact it is a dry vanilla if that makes any sense at all. The star of the Extrait for me is where the sandalwood sings its loving ballad to the roses and releases me to a dreamy state.

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Mohur Extrait GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x sample pack of all of Neela’s creations including a tiny bit of the Extrait
P&H Worldwide


Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged. Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us if you have tried any of the NVC perfumes and which one is your favourite. If you have not tried any please tell me which one most appeals to you.


Entries Close Tuesday 5th April 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Friday 8th April 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.



82 comments on “Mohur Extrait by Bertrand Duchaufour for Neela Vermeire Creations 2014

  1. Bianca B says:

    Ugh so dying to try this! I have a tiny sample of the Mohur EDP I bought about 5 years ago, I love it so much and have been wanting/saving for a bottle ever since! I actually despised rose fragrances until I tried Mohur. Stuff is divine!

  2. Julie says:

    The Extrait intrigues me since I adore the EDP of Mohur so very much. It is so very seductive. A silky sparkling rose. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via email.
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  3. pats133 says:

    Hi – i follow by email. Unfortunately i have not had the chance to try any of Neela’s fragrances yet. Mohur sounds divine as does Pichola. I feel like i am missing out, having not sampled these! Thank you for the draw.

  4. Robynne says:

    I love Mohur and its my favourite. I tried a sample set and didn’t like Bling although I know it’s popular. Following by email

    • Sandra says:

      Glad you love Mohur. Bombay Bling was not an instant love forme either – I had to try it in different seasons and now adore it. Good luck Robynne.

  5. Patty Pong says:

    I follow by e-mail. I have tried Mohur, Trayee and Bombay Bling. I like the Trayee best. 🙂

  6. Odbayar says:

    I follow by email. I have not had the chanceto try any of Neela’s fragrances yet 🙁 wish i have 🙂

  7. Rachael Potts says:

    I tried Ashoka at PLL when you hostessed in Lindon, Portia! It has stayed in my mind ever since. Mohur sounds almost narcotic! I’m intrigued! I now follow by email. Although I’ve followed randomly for some time!

    • Sandra says:

      How special that you got to try Ashoka in London with Portia. I think Ashoka is a wonderful perfume. Good luck Rachael.

  8. Jaybee says:

    You had me at rose! This sounds divine. I haven’t tried a Neela fragrance before. Follow by email. 🙂

  9. Jackie b says:

    Neela Vermeire is a fascinating woman and perfumer, I love Mohur EDP and have had my covetous eyes on the extrait for ages!
    Ashoka has been a favourite this past summer too.
    I follow by email

  10. Caroline says:

    In addition to Mohur extrait, the Neela Vermeire I’d most want to try is Bombay Bling…sounds like a shot of happiness. Follow by email.

    • Sandra says:

      I hope ypu can try the Extrait and Bombay Bling soon Caroline. Bombay Bling is a great perfume – definitely joyous and beautiful. Good luck.

  11. Koyel says:

    OH MY GOODNESS this is the most exciting giveaway I have ever seen (…since I discovered that they exist a few months ago)!!!!!! I have tried Trayee and Mohur EDP, and will soon try Ashoka. I LOVE both of the ones I’ve tried, especially Mohur EDP, which is magnificent. As soon as I can financially justify doing so, I plan to buy as much NV as I can. I will probably only get to buy the coffret of minis, but I would dearly love one of those gorgeous full bottles 🙂 I’d love to just hold one; they look so perfect. I’m so sad I’ve never seen them in a shop.

    I follow by e-mail! Thanks for this fabulous draw!!

    • Sandra says:

      So happy to hear you love Mohur EdP and Trayee. I know what you mean about wanting to own as many of Neela’s perfumes as possible. The bottles are perfect. Good luck.

  12. Tara says:

    What a transporting, enticing review, Sandra. Lovely to read your words again.

    Knowing how you and Portia both adore the extrait makes me what to try it even though the edp didn’t work for me. I think they stock it at Les Senteurs now so really no excuse.

    Please DNME as that would just be greedy considering I’ve tried the others in the line. But for the record though, Pirchola is my unexpected favourite so far.
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    • Sandra says:

      Hi Tara. So good to see you here. Thanks for your kind words. Definitely go and try the Extrait. There is enough difference between the two on my skin. Pichola is pretty magnificent isn’t it? xo

  13. Julie F says:

    I follow by email. I have no access to try any NVC, but I remember when the first ones came out, the less floral one, Trayee I think, sounded like my cup of tea. Thanks for the draw.

  14. MikasMinion says:

    I admit that I, much to my surprise, did not fall in love with Mohur. My mom did, however adore the EDP, and I’m almost afraid to let her sample the Extrait. I’ve tried it and found it beautiful but not something that spoke to me. I can clearly see why people swoon for it but feel no need to acquire it for myself; like a dress one admires but knows would be better on a friend.
    I’m going to enter the draw in any case because I haven’t tried the rest of the NV line and I really want to. If I win, I promise to share with Mom so nothing goes to waste 😉

  15. Marion Low says:

    Yum! Have always wanted to sample NVC, I’m not near any hi-end stores so no chance to try in the past. Mohur seems like it could be for me (roses, pepper, coriander, spices), but Bombay Bling might be the one too. Thanks for this chance. I follow by e-mail and Facebook.

  16. Mariann says:

    I haven’t had a chance to try any of her scents yet. But of course the love for Mohur and others have made me curious for awhile. I’d love to try any of the Mohur variations and Pichola. Anyway thanks for the draw. Following via Bloglovin

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I have not tried any of the NVC perfumes, but I wish to try. Especially Ashoka – looks most attractive for me.
    I follow by email.

  18. Tara C says:

    I have smelled the first 3 Neela Vermeire scents and love Mohur best, would so love to try the extrait! Thanks for the drawing! I follow by email.

  19. Neva says:

    What a generous giveaway! I haven’t tried any of Neela Vermeire’s perfumes and wanted to sample them for so long but on their webpage you can only order a 4 sample set (you can’t choose for yourself) at 8 ml each and it is rather expensive. I’ve only read very favourable reviews and wish I could try them. I follow APJ via email.

  20. Rincoglionita says:

    Fabulous description and amazing giveaway! I fell in love with Pichola last year and have wanted to try the rest of the NV line since then. I follow by email. Thank you!

    • Sandra says:

      Thank you Rincoglionita. Pichola was one of my favorite perfumes last year. So glad you like it. Good luck.

  21. Richard Potter says:

    How Fabulous! I follow via email.

  22. Robert H. says:

    Hi Portia! Hope you’re feeling better, and thank you for the chance to experience Neela Vermeire’s range. I have tried and love both Bombay Bling and Pichola, but never thought I might get a sniff of the extrait! Following by email! Again thanks xoxo

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Robert. Yay- another Bombay Bling and Pichola fan. Good luck.

      • Robert H. says:

        Hi Sandra (hanging head in shame) Sorry about NOT addressing this to YOU yesterday!! I automatically assumed Portia because it was from APJ….!! xoxo

  23. maya says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite is Ashoka. I follow by e-mail.

  24. Anna Maria says:

    Hi Sandra havent tried this, I don’t think. The bottle and the description take me away to another land aahh… Vienna perhaps?

  25. poodle says:

    I haven’t tried any of the extraits but my favorite so far of the EDP’s is Trayee. I’d love a bottle at some point but I need to save my pennies.

  26. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and facebook and I love to try all especially
    Mohur Extract for its notes like cardamon.

  27. Sun Mi says:

    This is an especially generous giveaway, as Neela fragrances can be hard to come by. Thus far I’ve only been able to try Pichola, and it’s lovely. I’ve been very interested in trying Mohur and Trayee. Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway! I follow via bloglovin!

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Sun Mi. Pichola is beautiful. I hope you can try her oher perfumes soon. They are all very special. Good luck.

  28. Nik R says:

    I haven’t tried any Neela fragrances before but after reading this review I think I would love to try Mohur (I am a bit of a rose fan) and also Bombay Bling as it appears to be an interesting mix of fruits , spices and white flowers.

    I follow via email

  29. Nemo says:

    I am a slave to the Mohur EDP. I am super excited about maybe being able to smell the extrait! Though my wallet is not as excited for it…I follow by email, thank you so much!

  30. Gina Tabasso says:

    via email

    They all sound amazing. I love spice, floral, incense. It’s too hard to choose! It would have to be Mohur or Trayee.

  31. Elizabeth Logan says:

    I have never had the pleasure of sampling any of the NVC creations, but I would love to! I follow APJ via email, and look forward every issue!

  32. Adelle Hunt says:

    How wonderful! I follow on Facebook. I have tried Bombay Bling & Mohur & love them both.

    Last night I dreamed I was at a flea market & saw a Neela Vermeire bottle at one of the stalls – I was so excited! I snapped it up & it turned out to be a spice grinder with a heap of little dried spice satchets in the bottom which you could select & grind as required. Random 🙂

    • Sandra says:

      What a great dream Adelle. I would not mind finding a spice grinder like that to encourage reativity in the kitchen! Good luck.

  33. I follow APJ by email, I have’nt had the opportunity try any Neela Vermiere perfumes but drool every time I read a review.
    My favourite, let’s start with Mohur Extrait now you’ve set my heart racing.

  34. Adelle Hunt says:

    Oops ps: just signed up for e-mails also 🙂

  35. Edward says:

    Hello, I’d like to enter, just want to say tha t while I have not tried any from the brand I find it alluring the heavy glass bottles. I guess I am a sucker for “old world” charm! 🙂

    I follow by email

    • Sandra says:

      The heavy glass bottles are truly exquisite Edward. I hope you can try Neela’s perfumes soon. Good luck.

  36. Stacie says:

    I would love to try the NV fragrances! I follow by e-mail. Thanks for this draw!

  37. Saffyishere says:

    I once had a ml of Neela’s first 3 creations. I liked them all, but Trayee worked ‘best’ on my skin. The way you describe the drydown of this Mohur Extrait, intrigues me.

  38. Saffyishere says:

    OOpsie!!! I forgot to say I follow via Facebook and Twitter and email

  39. Fazal says:

    I have tried all NVC perfumes except Mohur extrait and Pichola. From the review, Mohur extrait seems to be a little bit like Amouage Lyric for women. thanks a lot for the draw. I follow APJ through email. I am in the US.

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Fazal. I thought Lyric would be similar too but on my skin they are both very different in all the phases. Good luck.

  40. flowergirlbee! says:

    i follow by email and it is my birthday on the 8th of april so crossing everything for this one!!
    i have been interested in smelling this collection for years.thanks so much for such an exciting giveaway : )

    • Sandra says:

      Wishing you all the best during your birthday week. I hope you can try the perfumes soon Flowergirlbee!. Good luck.

  41. ems says:

    Follow by email. Haven’t tried any, but you’ve made Mohur sounds interesting! Have been looking for a well-balanced spicy rose. In most of the ones I’ve tried, the spice tends to be too strong for me.

  42. BB Mc says:

    I follow via email and I have a small bottle of Trayee which i adore. I would love to try Pichola the most I think. Cant believe I almost miss this, but it’s school holidays!

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