Inspiration from India has become increasingly popular in the fashion and cosmetic industry. The bright and lively scents and colors of the country have inspired perfumes, hair products and makeup lines.
For example, companies like Aveda has a hair line of Ayurvedic products. This is an ancient medicinal system that uses herbs and natural ingredients that Aveda has adopted into some of their hair products.
Clarins had a summer collection of cosmetics called Enchanted. This line was inspired by Holi, a Hindu festival of colors. This line includes lip glosses with names like Pink Jaipur and Nude Delhi and Henna-like patterns on the packaging.
Escale à Pondichéry, by Dior celebrates Puducherry’s culture as a historic French trading enclave on India’s Tamil Nadu coast, this scent combines locally grown black tea, cardamom, and sandalwood.
Sandalwood Cologne, by Caswell-Massey is a perfume redolent of the duskily aromatic, woodsy scent of the oil of the rare East Indian sandalwood tree—prized in India for its aphrodisiacal qualities.
My Indian Childhood, DS & Durga is a sensuously heady perfume is a quintessentially Indian blend of patchouli, jasmine, and tobacco.
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