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Making scents: the secret ingredients to African luxury

Tammy Violet Frazer explains how ordinary handmade products achieve luxury status.

Making Scents: I’ve grown a custom scent for you

In the fragrance industry, perfumers are champing at the bit to offer distinct personalised fragrances, writes perfumer Tammy Violet Frazer.

Making Scents: The right fragrance for your skin type

Fragrances especially natural scents, which are more subtle and nuanced than chemicals – smell different on different skins because of skin chemistry.

Making scents: A perfume speaks a thousand words

"A fragrance is a framed story, and sometimes how that story is told is as important as the juice itself," writes perfumer Tammy Violet Frazer.

Making scents: Perfume as portraiture

More and more people are curious about the art behind perfume and scent.

Making scents: (A)scent of the indie designer

It is all about dedication to the integrity of the craft, where a designer or celebrity promotes the perfumer's expertise in a "collaboration".

Making scents: To mark territory

A house scent can make guests feel immediately at ease, but it can be dangerous if not executed properly.

Making scents: Resins are really from Africa, by gum

We should be investing in local technology, otherwise the only winners are logistics companies that transport our precious natural resources away.

Making scents: Seduced by sweet, shy roses

An African hand helping to preserve a fragile and dignified business - rose harvesting.

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