For some of us, the world is our oyster. Longing to travel the world, or recapture past adventures, we recall the vibrant colours of India, the heady perfume of tea in Taiwan, and the patina of grass over fresh earth in Japan. Aromatics have a powerful effect on the mind, elevating mood by enticing the memory.
Inspired by his own travel experiences, Vudhichai Harnpanich created an outlet through which to share distinct scents from across of Asia. His luxurious interior fragrance brand, Vuudh, provides aromatic snapshots of eastern worlds. The fragrances are made from one hundred per cent natural ingredients, like lemongrass, lavender, and orange blossom. Each corresponds to specific moments imprinted in the founder’s sense of nostalgia: getting a whiff of oolong tea during a spring shower, or being entranced by the beauty of Mumbai’s shoreline and ubiquitous rose garlands.
The exclusive scents represent the unique cultures, art, and civilizations from the East, featuring nine cities in particular. The whirling dervish that is Bangkok is embodied in Siamese jasmine. For Beijing, it’s the scent of pure white lotus. Chiang Mai appears in the form of Himalayan magnolia blossoms. And Singapore’s multicultural past and present is represented through sandalwood and orange blossom. Taipei, Kobe, Mumbai, Phuket, and Shanghai come to life through their own special fragrances, as well.
Vuudh’s products come in a variety of styles and accessories. Cloud diffusers and vases are available in shades of black and white, a contemporary kick that’s peaks to Vuudh’s elegance. These little trappings can be used to supplement décor, sliding neatly into the background as complementary pieces. Dangling decorative accessories — Zodiac Charm, Fortune Sculpture, and Vitality Sculpture — enhance practical use with panache. They’re unique ways to retain favourite scents in home or office environments for hours.
The cast of scents also appears in the brand’s wax candles, which come in a larger aromatic size and a smaller travel size. Both provide the benefits of aroma therapy, the lingo of spas that seeks to balance body and mind. The scents are available in 50 ml and 95ml spray options.
Vuudh also provides house-designed box sets as souvenirs or presents, which work especially well for Mother’s Day. The packaging is inspired by authentic Asian architecture (pagodas, Japanese barns, ancient Chinese palaces), adding an element of mystique to the delicate contours of home furnishing.
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