What Is Attar Ittar ?
Concentrated Non-Alcoholic Fragrance Oil
Ittar (Hindi/Urdu), also known as Attar, is an essential oil derived from botanical sources. Most commonly these oils are extracted via hydro or steam distillation. They can also be expressed by chemical means but generally natural perfumes which qualify as ittars are distilled with water. The oils are generally distilled into a wood base such as sandalwood and then aged. The aging period can last from one to ten years depending on the botanicals used and the results desired.
Ittars are highly concentrated and therefore are usually offered for sale in small quantities in decorated crystal cut bottles or small jeweled decanters. Ittars are popular throughout the Middle East and the Far East of India as well as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Ittars have been used in the entire Eastern world for thousands of years. They are free of alcohol so the problems faced in the West by perfume lovers are irrelevant to most Eastern perfume lovers. Ittars are affordable because they are so concentrated that a small bottle will last the regular user several weeks or even months.
Technically ittars are distillates of flowers, herbs,spices, and other natural materials such as baked soil over sandalwood oil/liquid paraffins using hydro distillation technique with Deg & Bhapka.
A small drop is enough to be used as a fragrance on the body. A few drops can be added to water and used with aromatic vapour lamps. A few drops of some attar are used with cold drinks, such as milk, to give fragrance.
Wide Range of Attar are available ,Few Names as below
|2||Oud||Aquilaria malaccensis||Various parts|
|7||Shamana||compound of fragrant spices, herbs, woods||Various parts|