Last year if one is asked me to recollect top 3 names of attars (ittars) I would say Jannatul Firdaus…..(and go blank for a few seconds) and then might say Rose, Musk etc.
I used Attars (Ittars) only during Eid or Juma Prayer. But after my Hajj in 2008 I bought a dozen of attar fragrances in Makkah and Madinah.
Here are the ones that I have used and highly recommend to you
1000 Flowers (Attar-e-Madinah) : Light, Citrus, slightly related to Jannatul Firdaus, stays for a long time and gives a fresh feeling every time you smell it.
White Musk: Classic, Mild, Masculine and Sober. Its Sunnah to use Musk as it was the favorite of Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) and he described musk as the best of all fragrances.
Red Musk: Similar to white musk , but more intense and heavy.
Salma: The strongest attar i have ever used. The smell stays even after the clothes get washed. The smell is modest initially, then gets intense after sometime and then gets lighter again.
Jannatul Firdaus: I am sure this is the most widely used and sold Attar. The intensity is moderate, Its woody smell gives you the feeling of being inside a masjid.
Tohfa: It has fruity fragrance and the smell stays really long on skin compared to cloth
Hajr-e-Aswadh: This is the attar which is used to wash the Holy Stone on Kaaba and the same is put on the outer walls of kaaba prior to each prayer. It is intense, earthy and has a metallic feel attached to it.
Rose: Classic. Its also Sunnah to use rose.
Escada: Its a non-alcoholic version of the famous escada perfume. Its very woody, light and has a herbal feel to it
Lux: Very famous in India as people are fond of lux soap. It really smells like the classic Lux Soap.
Shah-e-Iran: very similar to Hajr-e-Aswadh but more masculine and spicy. One gets the feeling of walking across a shop which sells spices, herbs and dry fruits.
I will add more to this post as my exploration of fragrances gets advanced.
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