Ten Second Takeaway

Gulab Singh Johrimal {named for the founder} has called Chandni Chowk home for 200 years, selling perfumes, essential, oils, attar and more.

Old, gold and sold

2Come festival time, we are at a loss for gifting options. So we decided to go back to our roots and check out some good old au naturale perfumes and attars. Established in 1816, Gulab Singh Johrimal has logged almost 200 years in the business of creating perfumes. Even today the store is full of patrons looking for their signature scents, and tourists walking in because of the aroma.

Aroma and retail therapy

4The store has 15 different kinds of attars extracted from sandalwood, infused with floral elements. These are slightly expensive, but have characteristics that match different seasons {light florals for the summer and woody, musk tones for winters}. You can also opt for a less concentrated version— choose from their 100 different kinds of essential oils and perfumes. We loved the bergamot, lemongrass, citronella, peppermint and jasmine; and best of all, you get them in little bottles of your choice.

Fresh and fancy-free

If you want something more contemporary, they have a range of aromatherapy sets, incense sticks, room fresheners and pot-pourri. Cones, soaps and various different perfume accessories also find space on their glass shelves. The staff is extremely helpful and will patiently assist you in finding the exact aroma you’re looking for.

And lest we forget, there was never a better budget gift.

Where: 467, Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 20 onwards; Check out the price list here. 

Timings: 10am – 9pm

Contact:  011 23271345, 011 23281345 or email them at info@gulabsinghjohrimal.com

Check out their website here.