Perfume Chok Gulestan-e-Johar Karachi

Name: Perfume Chok

Age: Who cares!! 

Claim to fame: To be the most known unknown place of  Karachi. 

You know when Neil Armstrong went on moon he found some ancient writing on one of the mounts, they came up with a translation which will surely shock a shit out of you.it surely did to me it was: 

Pakistan’s first Perfume Chok at Gulistan-e-Johar

  He he… I know the joke sucks. But if you are driving on any of the busy jam packed roads of Karachi city you must have noticed a very vague writing on the walls. One must have asked itself what in God name they are talking about. I use to ask the same question, C’mon you see it every where in Karachi; bus stops, roads, roundabouts, walls, and shops you name it.

But  what on earth this unknown ‘Perfume Chok’ really is? I asked the same freaking question. Last spring I moved in G.Johar and decided to put an end to this mystery. Well, this place is no Paris where you will hit upon branded or rare freganance that will take you to a whole new world. In short there is nothing fancy (or viable would be the word) about this place as it appears to be. There is this one small shop (khoka), where you can find Itar (eastern name given to a perfume). Hold on I want to make something clear here, I have nothing against small business shops or ‘Itar’ business aright! I am hardly brand conscious, major reason can’t afford brands.

 Now some of you will ask why don’t we call Itar; perfume. Well the same reasons we don’t call an ice cream; Gelato (Italian ice cream, more softer than a usual ice-cream). Anyways, the most amazing thing about this place is the fame this palace holds. I mean Hyderabad, Peshawar, Queta; the walls and streets of all these cities will display the same marking i.e. PERFUME CHOK GULETAN-E-JOHAR. It’s turning into a non web global spam. I find this concept interesting and funny. I don’t know who is the mastermind behind this ploy maybe someone with a great sense of humor. That rules out people born with the zodiac sign LEO. Sorry, but their sense of humor sucks; its proved.


15 Responses to “Perfume Chok Gulestan-e-Johar Karachi”

  1. 1 becca
    October 23, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    very informative i must say iv seen dat chok but dint knew wat it was well another gd attepmt it seems its becomin ur habbit to write entertaining blogs gd goin m lookin forward to more such treats.

  2. October 23, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    i wish my blog get that much of a free publicity 😀

  3. October 23, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    thnk you very mch beeca

  4. 4 lubz
    October 24, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Darn funny!
    😀 🙂
    Why it took me exactly one year to find this post of yours?!!!

  5. October 24, 2007 at 1:40 pm


    one of my most favorites, its nice to see that someone is digging up my archive to find some good old stuff 🙂

  6. November 4, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    U wrote this post on 23rd OCT 06 and if u look around, I think now ur blog is a famous blog. isn’t it ???

  7. November 5, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Mashallah 🙂

    thanks to readers like you the readership has increased but Its long way togo and loads more to achieve 🙂


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  9. March 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    men is shehar ka rehne wala to nahi lekin is ke bary men jan na chahta hon kiun ke is ka naam bohat khobsorat he

  10. March 2, 2011 at 7:26 am

    In his book “Khusboo Ki Tehreek” he have mentioned that he have written Perfume Chock not only nationally but internationally as well.

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