Mohur 2011 Eau de Parfum

Mohur (Eau de Parfum) by Neela Vermeire Créations
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Mohur (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Neela Vermeire Créations for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAmbrette seed, Elemi resin, Cardamom absolute, Carrot, Coriander seed, Black pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesHawthorn, Iris, Jasmine, Leather, Almond milk, Moroccan rose, Turkish rose, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin Siam, Blond woods, Laotian oud, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 75 Ratings

Longevity

7.1 | 54 Ratings

Sillage

6.2 | 55 Ratings

Bottle

8.3 | 46 Ratings
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Emorandeira

336 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
   2  
Powdery & soft roses
This is a powdery and subtle rose perfume. The almond gives some soft bitter vibe and the cardamomom and the pepper gives a very discreet spicy character. The powdery power comes from the iris, the ambrette and the carrito Seeds. It has also some Woody background but i cant get many oud.
The fragrance is nice but bit genéric so i am not sure if It really worths the price. And dont get me wrong, It has a good quality and It is very natural. But is something that i have smelt before and for me It is too soft.
The performance is just moderate. More or less good longevity but very soft sillage. I think It can be nice for daily use un spring ir falla

Scent: 8.5
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 5
Quality price: 4
Versatility: 8
Originality: 6
Glibal: 7.5
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
6
Sillage
FvSpee
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FvSpee
Top Review    26  
Cow bells with chilli sauce
First scene

Cool, distinguished, alive. As a gourmand: Chinese cucumber salad with sweet and hot chilli sauce, nicely chilled. As landscape: Grassy low mountain range with spicy herbs. Refined leather: a cow with royal leather bell-band.

Second scene

Muted and distant. As gourmand: Tart spice cake, creamy cocoa almost without sugar. As a still life: Splendid betauter bouquet of roses on a bowl with cool, creamy whipped butter.

Third scene

Delicate, soft, balsamic. Sometimes light and sometimes dark. As a gourmand: Almond cream. As a landscape: Spicy forests, resinous and flowering.

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The penultimate Vermeire-Duchaufour I test and comment is the most beautiful one so far. As Turandot, whom I never contradict anyway, has already stated, it is (also) a bit confused and directionless. I don't like confused scents per se, but here I was ready to drift and get involved with him. In order to describe him, however, only dream sequences work (as already with Mumbai Mumpitz). Even if here without curry sausage and Berlin city cleaning.

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Also the naming and conception seems a bit confusing. Mohur is an Indian coin that was common at the time of the Mughal Empire. Something like "thaler" in our country. Why exactly this name was chosen is not explained, why there are only 5 points for it. All fragrances in the series are intended to illuminate a historical aspect of India, this one here "the Mughal era and the era of British India".

This is a big chunk that even this fragrance rich in ingredients does not help. The Mogul era began around 1500, there was not much to see of the British in India, and the British disappeared in 1947, when the Moguls had already been away from the window for 100 years
The Mughal Emperors were the last, before the British, to unite India (halfway) under one (namely their) rule, and the special thing was that they were Muslims, while the majority of their subjects were not. They were very devoted to art: the world-famous Taj Mahal is a Mogul tree. Since the Islam practiced by the Moguls was of a rather liberal direction and especially did not adhere to the strict ban on paintings, we also have many impressive portrait paintings
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Among others, this is the beautiful More-Un-Nisa, later known under the honorary title "Nur Jahan" (Light of the World), to whom, according to Neela Vermeire, this fragrance is especially dedicated (and of whom I do not know what she has to do with the Mohur coins, perhaps her face was imprinted on some).

She was the twentieth (and last) wife of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. I'll leave the twenty wives stuff in the room. But what should be much more special is that when the emperor fell head over heels in love with her and asked her to marry him, she was already thirty-four years old, widowed and a mother.

She must have been a strong woman, because not only did she participate in the government almost equally with her husband, but she also provided her entire extremely ramified family, poor refugees from Persia, with extremely high posts in politics and administration.

Ingratitude is the world's reward, for her own brother, to whom she had given a super job at court, locked her away after the death of the emperor because he had his own ideas for the succession to the throne. So she spent the last 18 years of her life under house arrest. But still: Not only was her head left on her neck, but also money and personnel, so that she had enough time to pursue various hobbies such as planning her own mausoleum.

According to Neela Vermeire's website, a great hobby of hers is said to have been perfumery, especially the one based on rose oils. But I don't know if Neela is fibbing a bit to make her fragrance more interesting. In any case, rose is clearly perceptible here, but so closely interwoven into a whole panopticon of other notes that one cannot, or at most in the heart note, speak of a rose scent.

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Mohur is a beautiful fragrance if you are willing to get involved in a somewhat confusing composition. Although the series is probably aimed primarily at women, I think it is also very wearable for men. For a Vermeire it is of very good durability (about 12 hours, but the second half of it only very close and without further development, the music plays before). The images and colours are varied, but the temperature of the fragrance is cool and fresh throughout.
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Myhorses

33 Reviews
Myhorses
Myhorses
   2  
Mohur EDP
This is a unique and complex interpretation of the rose-oud theme , far from the way in which Arabian perfumery is treating this duo, being totally different from all rose-ouds that I tried up to now. Mohur is more a floral leathery bouquet with echoes from Indian cuisine, mainly pastry. It starts with a hand full of spices: black pepper, cardamom and saffron combined with sweet floral notes, the rose is lying down among spices and sweet almond milk .
Of course oud is there right from the start, but in a very soft manner being more a counterpoint for the spices during the top notes and for sandalwood, vanilla and benzoin in the base notes than standing for itself. In spite of its complexity Mohur is not a heavy perfume and each time I’m wearing it tells me a different story about India.
5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Ineverwas

45 Reviews
Ineverwas
Ineverwas
Very helpful Review    7  
Shining Elemi Rose
Mohur is a beautiful, high-quality, fresh rose fragrance, in which I can't really detect much aoud or almond and only a little leather. However, the rose at the heart is amazingly beautiful and radiant, brightened by the citrus-incense smell of elemi resin and spiced up with ambrette, coriander and cardamom.

The other flowers in the perfume keep in the background and sing as a faint choir to the central rose.

Mohur is a wonderful fragrance for spring especially, but it can be easily worn year-round as well. It's ample but also delicate and the lasting power is around 6-8 hours with light sillage.

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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 7 months ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Roses with almonds and spices over a Woody background and with a very powdery vibe given by iris, carrito Seeds and ambrette. Nice but soft

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