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Mandarava is a mountain range or a place near Phuket. She was named after the white goddess and heavenly princess Mandarava who stands for knowledge and consciousness in ancient Buddhism. On all pictures of this goddess there are always lots of exotic flowers to be seen, but on all pictures one stands out especially. The sky flower. It grows in flocks to this place or said mountain range. Prin Lomros not only wanted to pay homage to this flower but also to a very special person with his name giving scent. His grandmother!
Mandarava is an extremely floral fragrance full of exotic flowers. It starts with a surge of jasmine and ylang-ylang. Juicy and tangy green tones of the poplar fig or also called Bodhi tree, which can always be found on Buddhist temples, break through the first impression like soft light. So the scent sloshes around on the sea for a while like a carpet of blossoms. Up and down as if carried by a gentle heartbeat or swell. And then something very touching happens. The scent begins to die! Gradually there is suddenly nothing to smell except for clear and airy aldehydes that are gently recognizable. Personally I know Aldehyde only at the beginning of a perfume, here it is built in the middle part. After a few minutes the fragrance starts to live again, but on a completely different level. All flowers and blossoms return, but gently carried on smoke, oud and spices. Warm tones of cinnamon and Nagarmotha can be seen. Delicate chords of lotus gently resonate and lay gently on a bed of oak moss and earthy golden patchouli to rest before being covered with resinous tones of amber and frankincense. Again this scent of Prin Lomros is very hard to put into words. It's like an interplay of ebb and flow. A bright and dark play of many beautiful flowers, smoke, resins and spices. A transformation from this world to another!
Mandarava dedicated Prin to his grandmother, who died a few years ago. It is for him the interpretation of Trayastrimsa. The paradise where his grandmother is waiting for him when his time has come and he finally sees her again. He told me it took him two years to complete Mandarava. He wanted to live up to paradise and his grandmother. In my opinion, he succeeded! I, too, was raised by my grandmother. She also died a few years ago and is no longer with me. I owe so much to her and I am so infinitely grateful for everything she once did for me. She lived with me until she died. That's why I know what this fragrance means to Prin! My grandmother used to wear nonchalance. Luckily, you don't come across this perfume too often anymore. It would break my heart to recognize it by a small, fragile, older lady!
When the sky conquers the earth and brings a loved one to itself it rains celestial flowers,...so they say in Thailand.
What a beautiful faith and thought!