Latest Articles by Krishnaraj Iyengar

Krishnaraj Iyengar is a musician, composer, international lifestyle and culture writer and multi-linguist from Mumbai-India. His keen interest in cultures, mystic poetry and traveling has led him to discover fascinating colors of the world. Krishnaraj has a fierce passion for fragrances which he calls ‘angels of spiritual connection’ and apart from learning about diverse fragrance traditions, he even blends his own unique scents that are symbols of his personality and soul.

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A whiff of the world's oldest incense tradition

by Krishnaraj Iyengar, 17th April, 2018

Incense forms the fragrant backbone of many cultures. India is where the art was first discovered, writes Krishnaraj Iyengar.

The Best Perfumes of 2017 according to our contributors

30th December, 2017

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best scents of 2017. If nothing wowed them in 2017 they could choose something new to them

Oud : the ancient Indian connection

by Krishnaraj Iyengar, 16th November, 2017

Synonymous with the Arab World, agarwood has become a leitmotif trademark of Middle Eastern perfumery tradition through its Arabic name ‘oud’. With their repertoire of incredible oud blends, the Arabs have honed their passion for the wood through the ages. Oud-based musks, florals, woody, spicy and animalic fragrances to n…

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India's enduring fragrant dynasty

by Krishnaraj Iyengar, 16th February, 2017

The east has been long revered as the timeless haven of exotic treasures. Apart from her rich cultural heritage, music, art, poetry and cuisine, her fragrances of old have been a subject of much intrigue since time immemorial. India, known to the world as the cradle of civilization has been richly endowed with soul-nourishing fragrant traditions dating back to the times of the seers, mystics and yogis.