Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur is one of those few perfumes that I’m always in the mood for. It’s a gourmand rose with leather. Mohur is one of my favorite roses. There’s now a limited edition extrait available.
Mohur Extrait opens with a cherry tobacco and coriander aldehydes. Mohur Extrait reminds me very much of the EDP; however, the extrait is richer, deanser and deeper. There’s a sharp, dry camphoric element (from oud and patchouli) that cuts through the sweetness of the rose and carrot pudding. Mohur is such an interesting fragrance because of how it balances coolness and warmth. The carrot, iris and ambrette are cool and earthy. The base is warm and spicy. The rose in the Extrait is dense and jammy. It has everything that I like in a rose – fruity blackcurrants and spice. The base of the fragrance is amazing. It’s a spicy sandalwood incense with a soft suede.
Like the EDP, the Extrait is absolutely gorgeous. It’s basically a more concentrated version of the EDP.
Notes listed include cardamom, coriander, ambrette, carrot seeds, pepper, elemi, iris, jasmine, rose, violet, almond, leather, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, oud, benzoin, vanilla and tonka bean. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Bertrand Duchafour
Give Mohur Extrait a try if you like complex roses. Or if you like perfumes like Guerlain Nahema, Mona di Orio Rose Etolie de Hollande, Les Parfums de Rosine Kashmirie and/or Neela Vermeire Mohur EDP.
This is an extrait so it is very long-wearing. Projection is average. It wears closer to the skin than the EDP.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A more concentrated Mohur (gourmand rose and suede). I really, really like it. However, it’s pricey. Personally, I don’t buy perfumes in this price range but if you feel like splurging on beautiful perfumes, this is one worth sampling. Now saying that, if you have the EDP, you can probably live without this one. Extrait is stunning but the differences are rather subtle for the $200+ price difference. I’m trying to be a voice of reason here 🙂
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