While looking for all things Lakhnawi, don’t forget the ittars. And if you think a store-bought expensive perfume is better than a Lucknow-made ittar, you need to visit Fragrantor’s Aroma Lab in Aligang. The ittar and perfume store is a product of a legacy of over 150 years. But that’s not the only reason why we recommend you visit this store, or take outstation visitors here to enjoy the world’s oldest form of perfumes.
Shri Chunnamal Vijayvergiya established his perfumery business back in the 1850s, during the Nawabi era. His lineage is being carried forward by his family, that inherited not just the business and the techniques of perfume-making, but also a discerning nose to pick on scents and fragrances.
SHOPPING AT THE NEW STORE
The Fragrantor’s store in Aliganj builds on the legacy, but offers a modern experience to anyone interested in buying ittars, essential oils or perfumes or simply enjoying the ancient idea of perfumes. You will find something to pick up for everyday use in this store. How about taking home the smell of gili mitti (wet earth) in a bottle? Or rose, musk and amber? Get someone an exotic gift from Lucknow – a crystal bottle with a perfume of your choice. Looking for the purest essential oils? You will find them here. Also available: air fresheners, reed diffusers, fragrance sachets for your wardrobes, aroma oils and laundry fragrances.
Location: B-58, Sector H, Aliganj, Lucknow
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm (Sundays closed)