The smell of sandalwood, rose and jasmine will waft through the air, tingling your senses, as you approach Gulab Singh Johrimal in Dariba Kalan. This is the famous Attar shop that sells incense sticks, fragrance oil(s), scented potpourri and soaps.
The Dariba Kalan is a the famous lane for silver jewellery and silver articles in the Chandni Chowk shopping Market. They are the famous Delhi Shops, Shopping Places In Delhi. Walk further down Dariba Kalan beyond the Kinari Bazar lane and the whiff of fragrances will envelope you. All too suddenly you will forget the smells of the petrol fumes and people odours and will embrace the divine smell of jasmine and rose.
Gulab Singh Johrimal is a fairly large shop. You can see that it is an old shop. The paint is peeling and the wood in which the products are display is discolour.
Since 1816, Gulab Singh Johrimal has been a trusted name in perfumes and Attar. Attar, also known as ittar, is a natural perfume oil (also known as Aroma oil) derived from botanical sources. Aromatic oils are use in perfumery, cosmetics, flavoring of food, and in aromatherapy. Ittars are popular throughout the Middle East and the Far East. Incense sticks, incense cones, perfumes, soaps, essential oils and rose water, and extracts from sandalwood, musk, lavender and fruits like vanilla, orange, strawberry, cherry, lemon, pineapple, mango, juniper and berry are available. These all-natural perfumes are highly concentrated and are usually offered for sale in small quantities and have traditionally been offered in decorated crystal cut type bottles or small jeweled decanters.
A 100 ml bottle may cost you Rs. 800/- for an authentic extract and Rs. 400/- for the essence. There are so many different essences and oils to sample and so much to carry home at Gulab Singh Johrimal, that you will not want to go back empty-handed.