Mohur: When I Want To Feel Majestic




Heya Fumies.

You may notice I talk about Neela Vermeire quite a bit, and her perfumes Neela Vermeire Creations. There are two reasons for that. First and foremost I think the fragrances themselves are exquisite. There is something next level about them. I know how much love, drama and time goes into every drop that gets spritzed by perfumistas the world over. Not merely perfumes but labours of love. Bertrand Duchaufour has repeatedly said that Neela is his most exacting client. She has an idea in her head of what perfection is and follows that dream.

The second reason is because she has become, over the years APJ has been going, a friend. The reason I know how much time and heartache go into the perfumes is because we chat regularly and I hear some of the drama that you all never see. Perfectionism is a cross, striving to create reality from dreams is bloody hard work.

The problem though with blogs is there is so much stuff that’s new/wants to be shared/needs to be chatted about that the things that have really given us enormous pleasure get brushed aside in search of the immediate workload. So today I wanted to remind you all of a fragrance that can take me on journeys in my mind while lying on the couch, working, cleaning, walking through the sunlit streets, shopping, dining or anything else we manage to do in the day.

Mohur: When I Want To Feel Majestic

Mohur by Bertrand Duchaufour for Neela Vermeire Creations 2011

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Ambrette seed, Elemi resin, Cardamom, Carrot seed, Coriander seed, Black pepper
Heart: Hawthorn, Iris, Jasmine, Leather, Almond milk, Moroccan rose, Turkish rose, Violet
Base: Amber, Benzoin, Blond woods, Oud, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla

The scent? Roses with spices and resins to jazz the jazziest to the top of the tree. Sweet, jammy roses that also wend through dry tea, sharp pepper, slightly boozy and creamy rich overblown cabbage roses. There is the snap of green twigs, a little grassy and the cool aloofness of carroty iris, leather, woods and smooth as glass resins. Add drops of bakery vanilla and barnyard oud, sweet sandalwood melds with milky almonds.

The day you wear it decides what will be the major backing players and every wear is its own special ride. The only think that’s guaranteed is roses, roses and more luscious roses. How they come is everytime different. The enormous amount of expensive roses in this bottle make it fir for this queen.

I can’t think of a better way to smell all day. Whether you are lazing in the sun or doing the chores, isn’t it nice to smell like you own the known world.

LuckyScent has $235/60ml
Neela Vermeire Creations has €125/2 x 15ml with European Shipping Included
Surrender To Chance has samples from $7/0.5ml

What do you wear to feel majestic?
Portia xx


5 thoughts on “Mohur: When I Want To Feel Majestic

  1. Liu or Bal a Versailles when in floral mood. Musk when want to be really on the hunt (Roja Enslaved or Papillon Salome) and Boadicea Complex when I want to conquer the universe.


  2. I agree with you and think that Neela’s perfumes provide an extra dose of timeless elegance and beauty. They are classics of my fragrant world. Mohur EDP, as well as Mohur Extrait, absolutely give me that majestic feeling. Have you noticed how Mohur blooms and grows in the rain? This is one of my most beautiful olfactory experiences.


  3. Dear Portia, Neela has a beautiful range pf perfumes. I wear them regularly. SOTD Mohur EdP! It is just so perfect. I could not agree with you more that each wearing is different and that is what makes the perfume magic elixir. Sandra xoxo


  4. I know how much you love Mohur, Portia. You often write about it and that’s good because it made me go out and look after it. Mohur really IS one of the most beautiful roses, deep and slightly green. I have a sample and I will wear it this evening just to honor it.
    When I want to feel majestic, I pull out some of my vintage beauties: Armani by Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander III or YSL Paris.


    • Neva,
      I’m so glad you love Mohur too. It gets quite a lot of wear around here.
      Though we’ve yet to meet I think you would smell killer in your frag choices. YSL Paris was my Mum’s scent for a while too, isn’t it heavenly.
      Portia xx


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