The scent-sation of Senteurs d’Angkor can stay with you long after your holiday with their line of home fragrances Cambodia’s wonderful culinary and aromatic heritage is their inspiration.
What to experience?
The moment you walk into a Senteurs d’Angkor shop you are immediately struck by an explosion of the senses with heady aromas floating from every corner. If it is too difficult to choose which kind of scent you prefer, start with an everyday indulgence by trying their coconut oil-based handmade soaps. Available in a variety of scents including jasmine, orchid, cinnamon, lemongrass, green tea, mango and orange, their soaps are all made by hand, using traditional techniques and extracts derived exclusively from plant oils and 100 % natural ingredients.
Afford yourself some pampering, some “me time” with their delicately perfumed massage oils, body creams, body scrubs and bath salts – to ease the ache and pains of visiting the temples and send the body into a state of blissful calm.
For scents of a more aromatic kind, tease your taste buds with their fine selection of Cambodian spices including authentic Khmer curry, ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, chilli and the famous Kampot pepper.
For an over the top indulgence, intoxicate your senses with the silky delight of wild honey from the Kulen Highlands, the rich aroma of coffee from Ratanakiri, or the potent rice alcohol (brandy) from Battambang.
For those wanting to see more of what goes into making the scents and colours of Senteurs d’Angkor products, visit their workshop. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a wide variety of brightly-coloured sugar palm leaves drying in the sun. See the weavers producing the lovely boxes that carry all of your purchases home.
Then you can see how their natural soaps, moisturising creams, scented balms and aromatic candles are made. From there, move on to discover the different steps in the preparation of spices (Kampot pepper, lemongrass, chilli) and the mixture of subtle combinations which make traditional Khmer curry spice.
How does it help ?
Senteurs d’Angkor prides itself on sourcing all of its products in Cambodia, from their raw ingredients to their packaging materials, which is not easy task. In line with their philosophy of ‘home-sourcing’, most of their packaging comes from the sugar palm tree, an abundant, natural and recyclable resource in Cambodia.
They purchase the sugar palm by-products from rural parts of Cambodia and employ local women weavers from villages in Siem Reap province, all of which contribute to sustainability and poverty reduction in rural Cambodia.
This philosophy ensures that jobs and incomes stay within Cambodia, helping to address the country’s poverty and reduce dependence on imports. They use the finest raw ingredients sourced from all over the country.
They employ 105 people and provide regular work to another 100 people, mostly women from the rural area, 10% of the workshop staff are handicapped, and all benefit from good work conditions (salary, insurance, working environment…).
National Road No.6 (Airport Road)
Boutique Senteurs d’Angkor
All items can be found in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports