WHAT'S THAT FRAGRANCE
Catherine Thompson and Jenny Arthur, are the ladies behind the brand WTF - What’s That Fragrance.
Cath learnt the craft of candle-making whilst living in the UK, falling in love with the creative and functional aspects of the process. On returning to South Africa, she was struck by the high number of imported (and poor quality) candles that were on the market and started manufacturing her own candles, diffusers and room mists, eventually supplying some major retail chains.
WTF was born when Jenny joined Cath in March 2019 after a brainstorming session over a cappuccino! Being passionate (quite obsessively!) about perfume, Jenny set them on a new path of working with European Fine Fragrances and a perfume collection was born.
From manufacturing to client service, this lady-boss team of two always strive for perfection. Their hope is that you will allow these fabulous fragrances into your life and that it will be the start of a wonderful product relationship!
WHY I LOVE THEM
When it comes to fragrances there is no doubt that I have my favourites. I can't go a day without perfume and I love my home to smell fresh, welcoming and pretty.
A beautiful scent remains in your memory whether it is conscious or subconscious. It can remind you of happy places and good feelings, and who wouldn't want that for their home?
I love that WTF? brings us some of our favourite, well-known scents locally.
It's hard not to support international brands when they develop things of beauty, such as Gucci with their 'Bloom' fragrance or DKNY with 'Be Delicious',
but these two ladies give us the ability to support local, shop small and enjoy the fragrances we adore.
I can't wait to discover these scents and share my What's that Fragrance journey with you.
THIS MONTHS CURATIONS
MYRHH AND TONKA SCENTED CANDLE
INSPIRED BY JO MALONE
This luxurious candle scent is both spicy and sweet. It is actually a combination that was first made popular by Jo Malone.
The big, rich heart note of myrrh is sensual and warm, with hints of amber and liquorice. The base note of the Tonka bean is combined with a touch of vanilla and almond to create a memorable and magnificent scent.
The locally manufactured ceramic jar holds the hand-poured candle. It is finished off with a black bamboo lid that can be used as a base whilst burning your candle, and as a guard against dirt and dust between burns.
When it's finished, you can use this sealable ceramic as special storage for jewels or stationery.
The candle is 400ml and will burn for up to 60 hours.
INSPIRED BY GUCCI INTENSE OUD
This unisex fragrance can be described as both oriental and woody. The heart notes give way to amber, leather and the unique oud agarwood.
Perfect for the Winter months, this wonderfully warm fragrance will lift your spirits and soothe your soul.
A wonderful fathers day gift that is made of the highest quality ingredients, but won't break the bank!