What makes your perfumery unique? At Fettle & Frisson we design artfully composed perfumes. We embrace all that nature has to offer, from bark to bloom, as we strive to create unique olfactory works of art. The nature of each perfume is expressed through the exhibition of botanicals as we hope to provoke a deeply rooted connection to the natural world. As rogue perfumers, this is our only design criteria.
Take us through the process of sourcing raw ingredients. The Fettle & Frisson brand, and all our products, are imbued with an unwavering attention to detail. This extends into all the activities of the perfumery, including gathering our raw materials. An illustration of this process is the manner in which we gather the pieces of raw wood used to dress Gaharu. A bold and robust woody perfume required a botanical dressing of equal character. In order to find the perfect piece we examined the diversity of trees in our neighbouring forest and reflected on the unique design of each species. We considered the colour, girth, grain and even the branching of each tree until we found the perfect one, the majestic Olea europaea subsp. africana, or olienhout, which grows wild and free. This tree embodied the qualities of Gaharu and is now beautifully exhibited within the perfume.