Watch this space - it's going to be HUGE.
*Squeaks with excitement*
This super gorgeous and luxe brand is run by Tam and Jenny Frazer - sisters every bit as lovely as their products.
Founded in 2008, Frazer Parfum creates organic and natural perfume products, handcrafted while collaborating with local artists - the end result is to die for.
Tam spent some time explaining to me how she makes each scent, in all their various forms - a LOT of love and attention to detail goes into every tiny thing.
She also explained their Chapters Collection, which includes nine scents inspired by places that she's travelled to, including Corsica, Madagascar and India. They also have the African Collection - six scents inspired by raw materials on the continent.
My very favorite scent is African orange blossom - perfect for winter.
It uses a resin from Ethiopia called opoponax, which has a treacle note - it's used in many creative perfumes and gives a sweetness even though it's a resin. Resins are one of the rare ingredients that are both fresh and long lasting.
Even better news is Frazer Parfum does not use any synthetic molecules or chemicals and in no way are any of the raw materials tested on animals. The palette consists of rare absolutes, concretes and resins coupled with chemotyped essential oils, petals, woods, roots, grass and zest.
I love how you can get your favourite sent in so many forms - there's really no excuse not to smell delicious! I love to layer my coffee & orange blossom shea butter and solid perfume to get a truly luxe feel and scent. If you spot me on the streets of Cape Town sniffing at myself, you'll know why!
My favourite "vessel" is the parfum solide. The scent is captured in beeswax, and you can choose between an equally beautiful Protea porcelain egg and an African Blackwood compact. Because I'm the most clumsy human, I opted for an African Blackwood Compact. Perfect for keeping in your purse!
This Shea butter is the most luxurious feeling moisturizer I have ever put on my skin. It's an intense natural salve, that comes in a handmade porcelain or Tamboti wood container. I'm completely smitten with the beautiful fine porcelain.
Tammy is the granddaughter of Graham Wulff, inventor of Oil of Olay. Following in his footsteps single-handedly launched her personally handmade perfumes in eclectic retail environments in Europe, North America, UK, Ukraine, Oceania, Nigeria and South Africa.
She inherited her grandfather's beautiful albums of ladies in the factories in their pink lab coats - I immediately felt that my life would be incomplete without one just like it!
Read more about Tammy’s journeys in her column “Making Scents”, published every Friday in the Mail & Guardian newspaper, and online HERE.
To check out what I got up to last week, follow them on Instagram at http://instagram.com/frazer_parfum/ - it's a feast for your eyeballs in there!
Thanks ladies! I left an even bigger fan than when I walked in. *sniffs self*
It's always a good time to go to Paris!
- DIY printable calling card by Clementine Creative
- Merde card by Tatjana Buisson Design and Illustration
- Paris cushion by Decorative Cushions and Homeware
- Eiffel Tower by Custom Vinyl Art
- Eiffel Tower phone cover by Didzy Designs
- Eiffel Tower cufflinks by Creations de Splendeur
- Eiffel Tower washi tape by Sanna se Winkel
- Paris doilie wall plate by Amy Lauren Creations
- Paris is always a good idea scatter cushion by Inspired Art From The Heart
- Paris love hand drawn enamel pendant
- 24 Bottles riddling rack by Coiss Studio
Oui oui mon amour!
Every home needs a couple of pretty bowls around the place!
- Vintage porcelain ring by Natasha Wood
- Tall mug by Josephine Road
- Sushi board with dip dishes by Aaron Kearney
- Artichoke platter by Lardiere Fine Foods
- Milky centre bowl by Modern Gesture
- Earthenware dinner plate by Sandy Godwin Clay Creations
- Porcelain hexagon studs by Nina Bosch Porcelain
- Birdy ceramic bowl by Hands Design Collective
- Delicate white porcelain bowl by Cerameek
- Bear on a bike by Sam Bear Things
- Ceramic animal heads by Noble Handcraft
- Love bowls by Ck-ramics Pottery Studio
- Cream stoneware ink pourer by Things and Stuff
- Large heart dish by actuallyashleigh
We're eyeballing pretty things on the site this week!
- Real eyes realize real lies screen print by bvbblegvm
- The Hill wooden sunglasses by Kraft Eyewear
- Leather pouch by Kokomo
- Evil eye bracelet by Jewels and Lace
- Iris tshirt by I Burnt Your Clothes
- Organic buckwheat filled eye bag by Touchee Feelee
- Newborn from beanie by Oh Crochet
- Pin up eyes cufflinks by Ever Dear Accessories and Trinkets
- Evil eye wrap bracelet by Henriette Botha
I spy some pretty things!
We're inspired by nature today!
- Leaf art print by alovesupreme
- Safari palm print cushion cover by Emeline Designs
- Wooden leaf board by Millo SA Wooden Gifts & Decor
- Faux fern illustration by Lilian Fairall
- African landscape tea light cover by Injoy Design
- Table runner by Caversham Textiles
- Dry lemon leaf cushion cover by Touchee Feelee
- Fern patterned drop earrings by Duke and Dutch
- Silver leaf ring by Jewellery For My Friends
- Ceramic cup with a wooden lid by Friday Revolution
- Spoon featherleaf earrings by Rollin Vintage
- Vine leaf teaspoon rest by Cerameek
Things are getting wild over here today!
- Leopard umbrella by Afrosol
- Rollercoaster by Karen Hermans
- Leopard print rockabilly sundress by Miss Happ
- Animal print paper straws by I love this and that
- Zebra washi tape by Sanna Se Winkel
- The Jupiter Jacket by Whisper Between Worlds
- Leopard boho turban by Spink
- Zebra bums hand block printed indian cotton scarf by Kerry Cherry Design and Prints
- Leopard print scatter cushion by Inspired Art From The Heart
- Be wild by Artistic 925
- Mama Nicci zebra bag by African Queen
- Leopard print bikini by Kattwalk Clothing
- Zebra vinyl art by Vinyl Art Interior
And then this guy, just because:
Bet you have that stuck in your head now!
Any interior designer will tell you that lighting can make all the difference in a space - so we're helping you find some great options from the site!
- The swirly one flatpack wood chandelier by Godspeed Trading
- Don by The Artisan
- Rookie desk lamp by Sutla Design
- Lantern by Jikel Crochet
- Wide pendant lamp by Modern Gesture
- Halōs pendant light by Leg Studios
- The Mantis lamp by unfayzdesign
- Lampshade by Cavershame Textiles
- Vintage paper lantern by Something Els
- Sicily origami lampshade by White On Rice
- Mr Wobbles table lamp by Snapp
- Mini bunny light by Johke
- Floor lamp by Scrude Concepts
- Sangoma peacock lampshade
Don't stay in the dark! (Awww I know, I'm so lame.)
Team HP loves Design Indaba weekend - it gives us a serious boost of inspiration to kick off the year, allows us to touch base and support our sellers, and maybe meet a couple of new ones. And there are always, always cocktails!
This year was much the same, with some truly beautiful products:
As always, we almost lost Sam to the ceramics aisle (the little bowls guys. The woman can't resist), while I was suffering from a severe bout of fomo from Durban. But all in all, a super fun time. And because a small part of us will never truly grown up, the whole team feels super fancy donning "Buyers" badges.