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‘Senteurs’, in French, signifies ‘Fragrance’. This name was given by The Mother to the perfumery department of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which started in 1958. Udar Pinto and Kusum worked for it. Kusum dedicated herself to this new venture, which demanded patience, hard work, knowledge and a nose to create. With Mother’s grace and guidance the department grew in time and today it is one of the most visited and appreciated boutiques in Pondicherry. Apart from the various products manufactured at Senteurs: perfumes, eau de colognes, compounds, Aloevera products, pro health blends, rose water etc., the boutique has a large section dedicated to essential oils for Aromatherapy.

Senteurs also offers a variety of other items such as embroidered and hand painted hankies, cards, sarees, dress material, which are done by the staff of the department. Senteurs also promotes Ayurvedic products which are unique and made locally by small companies. It encourages handmade accessories, such as soaps, wooden objects, bags and so on. The ideal of this boutique is to care and offer the best to all! Some come every day to pick up a laddu to munch or to buy an orchid; some visit whenever they come to Pondy to smell their favourite perfume and buy a stock for the year. Others visit to get an aromatherapy solution to an ache … it caters to all kinds of needs related to the well-being of the body and heart. We hope you feel at home when you walk in…