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Meet the Maker: Frazer Parfum

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Meet the Maker: Frazer Parfum

LAUREN MUSACCHIO

Natural Perfumes
Cape Town, South Africa

Following in her family’s fragrant footsteps, Tammy Frazer of Frazer Parfum creates organic and natural perfume products in a small perfume house in South Africa. Her grandfather Graham Wulff, a chemist and inventor, created Oil of Olay in 1953. Her father worked at Swiss perfume powerhouse Givaudan, and both her aunt and uncle pioneered the introduction of Homeopathy in South Africa. As head of the house, Tammy personally creates all the perfumes by hand, only working with natural and organic raw materials personally sourced based on quality from farmers around the world. Unlike most perfume houses, Frazer Parfum doesn’t use any synthetic molecules or chemicals. Each perfume consists solely of rare absolutes, concretes and resins coupled with chemotyped essential oils, petals, woods, roots, grass and zest. Each perfume she develops springs from her experience.“ The way in which I compose a perfume starts with a place. Take Corsica. Arriving on the island with my camera in hand I began to document visually what I saw. Colour, the architecture, the light and the vibrancy of life. I considered the weather conditions, how it impacts on the people. I considered the soil types and the ocean currents, the plant life. Next I met with the farmers to understand their methods of harvesting and distillation.”

Frazer Parfum creates organic and natural perfume products, handcrafted while collaborating with local artists.  Tammy Frazer creates each perfume by hand.  She works only with high quality natural and organic raw materials sourced directly from farmers around the world. 

This parfum solid is an eighteenth century traditional method of perfuming oneself. The organic beeswax is sourced in Africa and infuses the perfume oils in a balm. Warm the balm with your fingertips and apply the ways to your skin. In particular to places of warmth, like the nape of your neck, behind the ears and the wrists. The warmth of your body will diffuse the scent over time. 

The perfume solid is set in an African Blackwood compact that is handmade by Allan Schwartz of the Mezimbite Forest Center. The illustration is by local designer Heather Moore. 

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