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My Journey on Beauty, Fragrance and Food

DKNY Nectar Love EDP

This warm, velvety inspired by honey & bees fragrance is a Floral, Fruity, Gourmand fragrance. Must admit that I don't enjoy the opening of this fragrance, it however settles down beautifully. I suggest that you must wait for any fragrance…
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Beautiful New Fragrances

Shades of  Pink  BVLGARI Spendida Magnolia Sensuel Eau de Parfum Celebrating one of the most iconic flowers in fragrance history, Magnolia is a magnificent flower with beautiful large petals. BVLGARI adds to their fabulous Splendida collection…
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Make Up

Make Up is so personal, it's sometimes difficult to give advice. I personally love bright colours for summer even though I am blond, the brighter the better as its a pick me up during the beautiful warm weather. Here are just a few examples…
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Gucci Guilty

Gucci Guilty Absolute for her & for him After a successful launch of Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme, Gucci launches Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme Eau de Pafum. I am really pleased that they launched a feminine version & like…
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Valentine's Day suggestion

We shouldn't wait to be romantic but we do so, here are just 2 fragrances that would make an ideal gift for the month of romance. One of my favourite brands is Michael Kors not only for his beautiful handbags but also beautiful fragrances,…
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Stella McCartney Peony EDT

I find the Stella McCartney fragrances feminine & have used all the perfumes over the years. I was thrilled to receive the latest launch Stella Peony Eau de Toilette available in South Africa from January 2018. I love the packaging from…

My Story

I was born in Pretoria & my parents moved to Durban when I was very young.

I started working in the industry many years ago in my late 20’s. I worked for ADF which is Aramis & Designer fragrances, then joined Estee Lauder as sales manager.  I joined Clarins, Thierry Mugler & Azzaro as a sales director & joined Stuttafords as a marketing & cosmetics executive. After taking early retirement I decided to follow my passion which is fragrance, beauty and skincare. Not to mention that I love food.

 I am very passionate about beautiful scents & how I feel when wearing a fabulous perfume. My biggest highlight while working in the industry was meeting Estée Lauder at Saks 5th Ave New York for the launch of Knowing,  the scent I still wear & love. I also met the model for the launch, Paulina Parizkova. She went on to become an actor & author. I must say that Estée Lauder in my opinion is the best company to learn about beauty & fragrance. I have great memories of my time there.

I also had the privilege of meeting  Christian Courtin-Clarins the son of the founder of the Clarins brand, what a humble beautiful man. My entire experience in the beauty & fragrance business can only be described as extraordinary like a love affair which has never left me. I learnt from so many amazing people through my working life which made me who I am today.

Some Places I Love

Cabana Beach

My husband & I love going to Cabana Beach in Umhlanga. The setting is beautiful as we love waking up to the sea view. We walk on the beach every day & I love to feel the sand between my toes & hear the sound of the sea. We always have great fun while relaxing away from the Johannesburg hustle & bustle.

cabana beach building

10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks,
Umhlanga, Durban

Millstream

Millstream, in Dullstroom is my favourite weekend getaway. Cosy and quite. The perfect place to catch up on reading, walking & to relax totally. It’s the most beautiful setting with fabulous bird life & animals. A great venue to keep the men busy fly fishing. The accommodation is wonderful with beautiful views of the dams and it’s great to spend a week without television. The staff in my opinion are the best we have ever had in Timeshare.

millstream building

R540 Belfast Road, Dullstroom

My Fragrance Inspiration

Some of my favourite fragrances for this Summer season

Summer makes one think of fun in the sun wearing your sun dress, flip flops & sun hat on a beautiful beach. It’s all about beautiful colours & smells in our gardens or in a florist. The sunshine & warmth brings happy thoughts like seaside dreaming, taking adventures & perhaps drinking a very chilled cocktail. We also play uplifting music during the summer time & do a large amount of outdoor activities & outdoor eating. We live life to the fullest during this bright & sparkling season.

 The same goes for choosing a summer fragrance, we wear less clothing & an uplifting fragrance is what we need during this season. Purchase a fresh, breezy fragrance with citrus, flower filled garden, juicy, airy, fresh type scents & perhaps an eau de toilette rather than an eau de parfum. I like to describe summer fragrances as happy uplifting scents to compliment your summer wardrobe. Remember fragrance is so personal it reflects style & taste & the time of year. Fragrance really says a lot about your personality.

“A woman’s perfume tells more about her
than her handwriting.”

CHRISTIAN DIOR

My Partners

These are some of the wonderful companies who have and continue to support me on my fragrance journey.

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clarins logo
ysl logo
viktorRolf logo
salvatore ferragamo logo
roterto cavalli logo
repetto logo
ralph lauren logo
Mugler Logo
mont blanc logo
missoni logo
marc jacobs logo
lacoste logo
jean paul gualtier logo
boss logo
gucci logo
giorgio armani logo
ferrari logo
escada logo
dunhill logo
jimmy choo logo
chloé logo
cartier logo
burberry logo
boucheron logo
azzaro logo
atelier cologne logo
agent provocateur logo
hot 91.9 logo
missoni logo
roterto cavalli logo
ysl logo
viktorRolf logo
marc jacobs logo
clarins logo
Mugler Logo
giorgio armani logo
agent provocateur logo
ralph lauren logo
repetto logo
lancome logo
lacoste logo
burberry logo
cartier logo
salvatore ferragamo logo
jimmy choo logo
mont blanc logo
escada logo
ferrari logo
jean paul gualtier logo
gucci logo
boss logo
azzaro logo
boucheron logo
chloé logo
dunhill logo
atelier cologne logo
hot 91.9 logo

Get in touch

I would love to hear from you.