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Mauritian Paradise

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, is packed with natural splendour and abundant wildlife.

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Mauritius is a vibrant destination, a cultural melting pot, and a popular luxury getaway. The Indian Ocean island nation off the southeast coast of Africa is packed with natural splendour, abundant wildlife and delicious cuisine.

It comes as no surprise that this idyllic location is seen as a paradise on Earth. With shimmering clear seas, coral reefs, stretches of white sand, and soft pink sunsets, there is no shortage of heavenly beauty.

For anyone seeking a serene luxury retreat, there is nowhere more perfect than Mauritius.

A natural wonderland

Mauritius is an island nation, comprising the main island Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. It has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the beautiful Le Morne Cultural Landscape and Aapravasi Ghat.

Mauritius is known for its incredible biodiversity, with some species being endemic to the island. If you are a keen nature-lover, it is the perfect place to find some of the rarest plants and animals.

The dodo called Mauritius home, and there are still some species of flora and fauna that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Endemic plants include the Trochetia Boutoniana, only found on Le Morne Mountain, and declared the National Flower in 1992. Cassine Orientalis, or Bois d’Olive, is endemic to Mauritius and can be found throughout the native forest of the country. The Diospyros Tessellaria, or Ebony Tree, is also endemic to Mauritius.

Mauritius’ kind oceanic tropical climate allows for an abundance of plant life, allowing most plants to thrive, including ylang ylang, jasmine and lime.

Island adventures

Food lovers, holidaymakers and adventure seekers alike all flock to the destination to experience Mauritian joys.

When it comes to food, Mauritian cuisine is a fusion of Creole, French, Indian and Chinese. Fresh seafood, rice, spices and abundant vegetables are staple ingredients, and rum and sugarcane are two iconic staples seen throughout the island.

The fragrance of Mauritius

The combination of fragrant food and beautiful natural fauna means that Mauritian scents are abundant.

From the fresh breeze and salty coastal air to tropical blooming flowers and lush greenery, the scents of the island are both fresh and floral.

The CRANBOURN® Moments in Mauritius™ fragrance is inspired by the natural wonder of this beautiful, tranquil destination. Fragrant notes of lime, ylang ylang, orange flower and jasmine are grounded by warm cedarwood.

In need of a tropical escape? Bring the serenity of Mauritius into your own space and create a personal oasis with our luxury scented candle and reed diffuser.

To delve deeper into the history, biology and uses of the diverse botanicals in CRANBOURN® fragrances, explore our extensive botanicals directory.