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The Divine Fragrance

The Divine Fragrance of Sweet Snow aka Kapur Kachri

Blooming in July and August
You cover the mighty Himalayas
With your enchanting embrace
The murmuring notes of the pleasing aroma
The gorgeous flowers of white and orange rust

How you tantalize the passer byes
With a fragrance that rejuvenate the senses
The birds chirp playfully
The couple struck by the cupid
Snuggles in affection and sighs

My eyes are closed since long
To smell you oh so divine
And cherish while I can
The attar that can’t be described in words
But can be romanticized in a song

The above lines have been penned down by me in the praise of Hedychium Spicatum which is commonly known as Sweet Snow or Kapur Kachri. The fragrant flowers can be found in the Himalayas. The beautiful white flowers with a rusted orange base are a beautiful sight for sure. But wait till you breathe in the magical aroma that is released by these flowers.

I found the flowers on the slopes of Kasauli. The sight itself was beautiful and can’t be described in words. But as soon as the spicy yet delicate notes of fragrance hits you, you would want to escape out in your fantasy world.

I believe that the delightful scent can definitely be used as the base note of the aerated deodorants or perfumes. These days, we don’t find much difference among the fragrances of different brands. The reason is because the same elements are used to combine the fragrances. Utilizing the scent of Sweet Snow, one can certainly create a sweet difference.

This post is written for InspireAFragrance contest.




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July 9, 2014 at 11:26 PM delete

Wow what a beautiful flower, is it found anywhere in the US do you know? I would love to know what it smells like, you've made it so appealing with your poetry! Very nice writing!

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Katharine
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July 9, 2014 at 11:49 PM delete

Loved reading this poem. And that flower is a beauty! I love flowers and poetry so reading yours has inspired me,too. Definitely will adding this idea to my journal to try my hand at it soon.

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payal agarwal
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July 10, 2014 at 12:32 AM delete

That's a beautiful flower..and a lovely poem! :)

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Sherri Hayter
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July 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM delete

Lovely poem Anmol. We often forget our other senses when we "see" beauty. Thank you for the reminder to engage my sense of smell as well, likely the most powerful of all the senses.

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Soumya
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July 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM delete

I could almost smell it here. It was that well described! :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM delete

I'm afraid not. But that just gave you another reason to visit India once in a life right?
Thank you for the lovely words :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM delete

Thank you Katharine.
Oh I feel honored to hear that. Do share the link of your poetry with me then :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM delete

Thank you Sherri. Yes that's right. :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM delete

An honor to hear those words from such a good poet :)

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Shruti Modi
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July 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM delete

Ooo.. I didn't knew this.. next time on my visit to north india.. m gnna hunt for this one.. :D

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