Take home that lush smell of the first rain, trapped in a bottle made in Kannauj

Indeed, even the word for it is delightful — petrichor, the fragrance of the main downpour. Melodies have been sung and lyrics expounded on it. However, did you know you could get it in a container?

In the perfume capital of India — Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh — exceptionally old procedure is utilized to reproduce that loamy scent of the principal shower, as an attar.

There are around 400 attar perfumeries in Kannauj however just around 10 for every penny of them make the mitti attar, as indicated by the administration run Fragrance and Flavor Development Center (FFDC).

Mitti attar is utilized as a fragrance, an air freshener, a key oil — and in fragrant healing, in light of the fact that the scent of it is so quieting.

“I have been storing my 100 ml bottle for around four years now since I adore how astounding it smells,” says Suman Bolar, 45, an independent author from Bangalore. “I utilize it for different purposes – I place it in the clothes washer when I wash my bedsheets, frequently put a couple drops on my pad before I rest and once in a while simply spot it behind my ears to feel great.” Bolar got her first container years prior, as a blessing from her significant other, and requested this jug on the web.

Satish Dhar, 38, a Dehradun-based analyst and another vigorous devotee of the mitti attar, say it’s uncanny how close it comes to petrichor.

“I utilize it as an air-freshener since its natural odor has an extremely relieving impact that never neglects to lift my state of mind,” says Dhar, who found the perfurme through his work with a NGO for natural agriculturists.

Here’s the manner by which mitti attar is made, then.

Mud is extricated from the topsoil and prepared in a furnace, then drenched in water inside copper cauldrons called degs, which are then fixed with earth.

A bovine manure flame is then lit underneath the cauldron and the vapor ventures out through bamboo channels to gather in beneficiaries, over a base of oil, to frame the attar. The procedure is called hydro-refining.