The small perfume house Frazer Parfum is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Tammy Frazer, granddaughter of chemist and creator Graham Wulff, the inventor of the famous Oil of Olay beauty fluid, founded Frazer Parfum in 2008. She makes all perfumes by hand. I am always impressed if somebody manages to create perfumes with 100 per cent natural and organic raw materials. The difficulty is to design a scent that doesn’t smell like an aromatherapy product. Tammy Frazer’s perfumes are far beyond that. Not only are the hand blown glass flacons by David Reade one of the most beautiful vials ever, here you see the Sahara pink one for Rose & Tuberose, the perfumes inside are amazing little secrets.
I’ve picked Rose & Tuberose as one of my favorites for spring and thought it was interesting to read that it was inspired by India in summer. Didn’t I tell you, India is the next big thing in perfumery. Ok, Rose & Tuberose is not a new release, but why have I choosen it instinctively now? It’s in the air.
Last year I had a tuberose overkill. Now it seems as if it has calmed down and I am open again for new tuberose scents. It is also a more summery topic. The tuberose we find here is green and fresh, the rose on the other side honeyed and warm. Like other natural perfumes this one stays close to the skin and develops slowly. It is neither too sweet nor too heavy, tuberose and rose are perfectly in balance. If tuberose is very intense you get this spicy impression of tea, have you ever noticed this effect? I don’t know how to describe it otherwise. It smells like tea that is not brewed but just lying in its box. And only in the opening. Afterwards it settles down to a more flowery, innocent scent you will wear for yourself.
A wonderful spring messenger!
Perfumer: Tammy Frazer
Notes: Rose centifolia, Rose Damascena, tuberose, honey, peony, tea