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Rasa 2021

$85.00 - $320.00

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Perfumer extracted organic passionfruit varietals- Red Rover (80%), Frederick (20%) , Small Artisan Distillations from India: Pink Lotus, Marigold, Juhi Ruh, Frangipani
Kashmiri Saffron (Conflict free from Diaspora Spice Co), Naganchi Oud 2019 (from the Nagaland Jungle, India, stainless distillation) from Rising Phoenix (this is the dominant oud and the original oud from the 2019 vintage of Rasa),
Oud Shuayb 2011 (Manipur, India) distilled by Ensar Oud, RDJ 2020- Rangapahar, Dimapur, and Jalukie Co-distillation - Pure Wild Hindi Oud Oil (Nagaland Jungle, India) from Rising Phoenix

*All ingredients in this vintage were carefully sourced from India with the exception of the passionfruit I extracted which is from Lompoc, California.

30% plus level of dilution

Rasa translates from Sanskrit to English as “the taste” but it can also mean a deeply connected feeling place, the energy that flows through you or a quality of art. This perfume is a meditation on the spiritual connectedness of Rasa. I wound up composing a scent whose ingredients all grow together in Northern India, the same place where this aspect of spiritual connectedness originated. And yet all of the ingredients in this scent have very sacred and universal meanings that have transcended time, religion and culture.
Oud is treasured in the Bhagavad Gita just as it is in the Old and New testaments. The lotus flower has symbolized purity and rebirth as far back as the first hieroglyphics.
As we discover more and more that there are ancestral aspects to our sense of smell, I think there is something miraculous about smelling and connecting with these real ingredients that have meant so much to us and to those who came before us throughout human history. I hope it will help you to remember some of the wisdom that we have left behind.