There are six fragrances in the African Collection. Each fragrance is inspired by perfume raw materials sourced on the African continent. These fragrances capture the climes of Africa, from the rich florals of plains and grassland, through woody notes from her forests, to the subtle resins found in hardy desert regions. There are two complex fragrances inspired by Africa, and four Soliflore scents, inspired by the intricate purity of flowers in Africa.
All facets of the African Collection range have been handmade by leading African artisans to aid industry development of local fine art, culture, design & entrepreneurship. Frazer Parfum remains connected to the source and means of production. Championing craft, the development of skill and heritage. Luxury is not about fashion or purchases bought on a whim. It is about longevity. Luxury is never about disposability. It is about cherishing and nurturing workmanship, beauty, traditions – and it is about appreciation. Frazer Parfum opts for classic luxury that is unique and exclusive with exquisite artistic design, craftsmanship and quality delivered with personal service.
I first discovered Frazer Parfum on Heidi Swanson’s online shop, Quitokeeto, and fell in love with the packaging. Further investigation revealed that the perfume was just as great as the packaging – in fact, incredible – and I simply had to have it for my Montecito store. I especially love all of the solid perfumes, created using an 18th century traditional method in which hand-gathered organic beeswax is infused with natural perfume. They are housed in hand-carved African Blackwood pincushion compacts, and both the perfume and wood only get better with age. I wear the Rose & Tuberose – and have fallen hard and fast – but love the Shea Butter as well. Without a doubt, one of my favorite new discoveries.
I’m conscious of the parabens and the sulfates in everything. I also have a bunch of these solid perfumes from Frazer Parfum. The Coffee and Orange Blossom is my favorite.