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Zimbabwean jewellery label The Ndau Collection launched their first collection of luxury scents inspired by Africa past and present. The collection was created in collaboration with South African parfumer, Tammy Frazer of Frazer Parfum. Blended from rare botanicals and aromatics each scent takes the wearer on a journey inspired by Africa’s past and present, from the origins of perfume on the continent to the treks of the continent’s first inhabitants through to the present day traveller.

[Image credit: Rainforest – The Ndau Collection]
The collection of luxury scents inspired by Africa comprises: Rainforest a spritzer perfume inspired by the Victoria Falls; Cacao Ndau a limited edition signature women’s scent presented in a hand blown glass bottle; Explorer a limited edition signature men’s scent also presented in a hand blown glass bottle; and a Cacoa Ndau Parfum Solide presented in a beautiful Blackwood compact, hand carved in Mozambique. And, For those with sensitive skin, it is good to note that Frazer Parfums does not use any chemicals, or synthetic molecules when formulating their fragrances; and neither do they test their products on animals.

 

Ndau Scent Collection Zimbabwe Cacoa Ndau Parfum Solide Limited Edition Signature Fragrance Atelier Fifty Five Feature
[Image credit: top, Explorer, Limited Edition Signature Fragrance;
bottom Cacoa Ndau Parfum Solide – The Ndau Collection]
Featured previously on Atelier Fifty-Five, The Ndau Collection is based in the Elephant’s Walk Shopping Village in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and is the place where they create their eclectic jewellery and accessories collections, using precious metals, gemstones, rare beads, and other adornments.

 

Additional details:
Collection priced from: US$75-USD$400
For further information about Ndau Collection and to purchase the fragrance line visit: www.ndaucollectionstore.com
[Image credits: All images belong to Ndau Collection. If downloaded and used elsewhere please credit accordingly.]

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