Pure Jasmine Attar 5ml Origin India This is an authentic Indian Jasmine Attar. It has a rich sweet fragrance of steam distilled Jasmine Grandiflorum flowers blended with Indian Sandalwood. What is an Attar? Attar is a Persian word meaning fragrance, or essence, and is used to describe both the manufacture and application of these natural oils. Attars are derived from plant extracts and have a range of rich scents. Although attars are simply individual oils, others may be composed of careful blends of various oils, resins and concentrates (two or more) and placed in a natural base oil. Attars include some individual essential oils, suitable for fragrance such as sandalwood, amber and patchouli. Sandalwood is both – an attar (used for its smell) and an essential oil. Attars can be blends of multiple oils, sometimes as many as 30 or 40 are blended together (a secret that many Attar-making families hold dear and which is handed down through the generations).