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    Bombay Perfumery comes to town with an interesting workshop on scents and smells

    Just imagine, your favourite smell from a city — be it the whiff of spices from Calicut, jasmine fragrance from Madurai to the aroma of ginger chai from Mumbai — gets bottled and delivered to you for the keeps. Mumbai-based Bombay Perfumery is doing that by capturing such memories in a tangible form through their perfumes.

    This weekend, they come to Bengaluru with a perfume making workshop at the Olive Beach. Founded in September 2016 by Manan Gandhi, Bombay Perfumery has given perfume connoisseurs unusual fragrances like Calicut, Madurai Talkies and Chai Musk. “It’s our homage to these cities and the smells and fragrances they are known for,” says Manan, adding, “We want to contemporise traditional Indian fragrances for the world.”

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    At the weekend workshop, Manan will be leading a small batch of perfume enthusiasts to learn the art of identifying different smells. “We want participants to experience fragrances that will evoke memories and stories. Apart from the smelling session, we will give a few essential oils so they can create their own fragrances.” While there are novices who are happy with uninspired-massy deodorants, there are also those who believe a perfume can either make or break an impression. Manan will help you make a lasting one.

    January 21.
    At Ashok Nagar. Tickets (`850) on insider.in
    — Ayesha Tabassum

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