POSTAGE STAMP ON INDIAN PERFUME JASMINE & SANDALWOOD 1-08-2019
Date of issue: 01-08-2019
Indian perfumery dates back to the Indus Valley Civilisation (around 5,500 BC to 1,300 BC) and was prevalent throughout the Ancient Indian Empires during the Gupta period (375 BC to 543 BC) the Mauryan periods (322 BC to 185 BC) to name a few.
Jasmine is one of the oldest known and most widely-used botanical scents and is a popular household perfume. Jasmine-ittar was the favourite perfume of the Nizams of Hyderabad State. The perfume is derived from the flowers of shrubs and vines in the olive family (“Oleaceae”). The stamp depicts Jasmine flowers and a perfume bottle.
Sandalwood is heavy, yellow and fine-grained and inlike many other aromatic woods, it retains its fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Sandalwood oil has a distinct soft, smooth, creamy and milky precious-wood scent. It imparts a long-lasting, woody base to perfumes. The stamp shows the sandalwood flowers from which the Perfume oils/extract is taken.
Denomination: 2500 p each
Stamps Printed: 800000 each
Miniature Sheet Printed: 200000
Printing Process: Wet Offset
Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad