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Niche perfume, scented candles, handcrafted jewelry | Buenos Aires and New York | FRASSAI | With a sensorial approach to design, each piece is conceived to evoke the senses. Our fine scented candles and eau de parfum collection will transport you into a scented journey through places, memories and time. As part of the house's sustainable approach, all jewelry is handcrafted locally and in small quantities. We utilize recycled materials whenever possible.

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Cabaña del sur en invierno. Hogar encendido, leña...

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"Humo del bueno. Amor en el aire. Clifford huele a cabaña del sur en invierno. Hogar encendido, leña, construcción de madera, chispas, frío afuera, humito rico adentro... hojas secas, tierra húmeda, árboles... cartas de amor... nieve, pinos, lagos, troncos..." Scents Hunter Buenos Aires

  • scents__hunter#velas @frassai #clifford#perfumarlacasa

    Buenas noches...
    Acá estoy en un ritual de luz. Para mi, para vos y para tod@s LUZ.

    Clifford es todo y más. 
    Humo del bueno. Amor en el aire.
    Amor por las velas. 
    A mi siempre me gustaron (porque amo perfumar mi casa e iluminarla bien) pero en este caso estamos hablando de un escalón mas. 
    El nivel de aromatización es perfecto, calculo que resultado de excelentes componentes y un equipo conocedor de lo importante que es una fragancia que transmita un mensaje.
    Su creadora (Naty Outeda) dice de su vela que “...aúna la espiritualidad del incienso con la calidez dorada del ámbar y la gamuza...” y si, es así, y sus notas: azafrán, elemí, incienso, musgo de roble y gamuza juntas generan un aroma que se apoderó de mi casa en tan solo segundos. Todos vinieron a ver que había colocado... Todos la amamos... Solo te voy a contar algo: Clifford huele a cabaña del sur en invierno. Hogar encendido, leña, construcción de madera, chispas, frío afuera, humito rico adentro...hojas secas, tierra húmeda, árboles...cartas de amor, notas de guitarras, alguna bebida fuerte, nieve, pinos, lagos, troncos...Clifford de ahora en más quiero que siempre perfumes mi casa en invierno...me haces viajar... Si aun no tienen regalo para papá: Super regalo para los cancheros.

Amuleto - Fragrance Flacon Necklace in L'Officiel Argentina

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L'Officiel Argentina featured our Fragrance Flacon Necklace in their May issue.

The perfume jewel is an amulet containing a glass vial to hold liquid perfume. 

L'Officiel Argentina Mayo Frassai Feature

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La italiana Giovanna Battaglia compartió en su cuenta de Instagram una de sus últimas adquisiciones: un perfumero N.C.P. Olfactives para llevar al cuello. La tendencia del perfumero accesorio también está presente en Argentina. Frassaï ofrece un colgante realizado en plata 925 (y opción de baño en oro) con un vial oculto para transportar perfume. El colgante "Flacon" está realizado a mano, tiene 7cm de alto y un detalle Swarovski en la cadena, que puede usarse larga o doble. "Desde la antigüedad diversos aromas han sido utilizados y diseminados a través de joyas. Desde finos contenedores hechos por orfebres etruscos hasta frascos de vidrio elaborados por los egipcios. Esto nos inspiró a crear objets d'art que sirven para ornar el cuerpo y transportar esencias preciosas" explica Natalia Outeda a cargo de la marca. www.frassai.com

Inside the envelope the letter says: with love, n... Blondine

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Frassaï • Blondine __ 1981 год. Весна. Сотрудник почты нашёл завалявшийся конверт. Ему уже полгода. Он так и остался неотправленным.


Внутри конверта письмо, на котором написано: С любовью, N... и аромат, нанесённый на бумагу. Нежный и спокойный. Легкий и пронзительный... Blondine пахнет любовным посланием. Небольшим трепетом при чтении и эмоциями. Ноты тигровой лилии и листа груши дают аромату нежное начало. Ашока, какао и карамель в самом сердце. И база из белого мускуса и замши. _ Какой аромат сегодня носите вы? Which one is your #sotd?)

 Photo and text by Aduev_k

Photo and text by Aduev_k

Frassaï • Blondine
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1981 Spring. A postal officer found an envelope. It's been six months. Inside the envelope the letter says: with love, n... and the scent on paper. Gentle and calm. Light and shrill... _smells like a love message. A little awe of reading and emotion. _notes of tiger lilies and pear leaf give the scent a gentle beginning. Ashoka, cocoa and caramel in the heart. And the base of white musk and suede. 

"If it were music I’d loop it endlessly"

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 Photo and text via  @everdandysilverfox  

Photo and text via @everdandysilverfox 

"Skinlove #tiandi @frassai new fox favourite from sensual jewellery & perfume house founded by Argentine @natalia_ou Fine jewellery must configure a unique relationship with skin in order to succeed, something many jewellers neglect, this connection to flesh, heat and reflection, the mutability of pieces. • • Natalia was born in Buenos Aries, relocating to NYC when she was young before returning to Argentina in 2012. A background in fine fragrance creation and floristry led to the creation of Frassaï and now a trio of fine perfumes launching last year. These are graceful compositions with a sense of luxe architecture to them. Lush trembling #veranoporteño by Rodrigo Flores-Roux is sublime and there is creamy gourmand #blondine by Yann Vasnier who always imparts a flare of 80’s Polaroid to his compositions. • • My favourite is Tian Di, by Olivier Gillotin who made 10 Corso Como, Balenciaga’s Cristobal and Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille. Wow…!!...the dirty smoked peach tea rush at the star is glorious. If it were music I’d loop it endlessly. Underlying this peachiness is a mordancy of chrysanthemums; petals finger-crushed. • • One of my favourite parts of Tian Di is a whisper of vintage cigarettes dipped in peach liquor; this ghost-tobacco perhaps the flow of Tonkin musk through smoke. Whatever it is, before it leaves, it is heavenly. Then a sudden muting, a sense of dust and cracked sandalwood. Delicate peach tea gently brewed with Chinese spices and fumed with incense. Galbanum and orris add mulch and powder to a scent that reaches quietly from earth to heaven. Tian Di lasts for hours on the skin, soft and tremulous, but it is there, almost beyond reach and then you catch it, like a sudden unexpected memory. •"

@dirtyboysgetclean's Favorite Scented Candle

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ADA Candle by FRASSAI (8.5 oz $60) This candle is so gorgeous; gardenia, jasmine, freesia, white violets, and dewy green leaves. It smells like a lush green floral garden of everything delicate in the world. I love that it does not smell synthetic at all. The founder is also a true joy, you can tell she puts a lot of passion into her brand and products.

Tian Di, just like the fruit of original sin

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Semiacid and sweet fruit of light and desire, brightened with ginger, revived by the greenness of the galbanum, embraced to the aromatic quality of the frankincense, Tian Di starts its sensory journey with earthy iris spread with carrot seeds and creamy woods that merge into the warm skin knitting together a cold blanket covering the ripeness of a succulent peach.
Tian Di, just like the fruit of original sin, opens a new world in front of my eyes talking to me in a language i was already fluent.
— Ana y El Perfume

The lovely Ana @anayelperfume shares her poetic impressions of Tian Di 🌸 #scentedjourney

 

Founded as a jewel house, in Buenos Aires by Natalia Outeda, frassaï extended its activity by adding a line of candles and, in 2017, three perfumes created in collaboration with perfumers Yann Vasnier, Rodrigo Flores Roux and Olivier Gillotin. 
After an intensive testing of their perfume line, which at the moment include Tian Di, Blondine and Verano Porteño, i must say that Tian Di is my very favorite.
"In a garden hidden by clouds, on the mythical Mount Kunlun, Xiwangmu’s peach tree is a cosmic ladder that connects heaven and earth. Once every 3000 years the peaches ripen, and a lavish banquet is held. Offered to deities and royalty alike, it is said that the mere scent of this divine fruit grants immortality. With simple elegance and subdued beauty, Tian Di invites this mystical communion with a ritual in fragrance. Earthy incense, rich green flowers, peach elixir and calming woods culminate to open the mind, purify the body and awaken the spirit."

FRASSAÏ He Says, She Says Review by Persefume

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FRASSAI He Says, She Says Review by Persefume

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BLONDINE She – flowers of spring bloom in this perfume, unexpectedly lavish and oriental. There’s definitely a pear present here, but above all – the most unusual collaboration between white flowers and cocoa, only possible in dreams, or a myth, as they would never grow together in reality. Wonderful and multi-faceted perfume, with ever-changing face.

TIAN DI She – Wonderfun (:D), earthy iris in the opening – carrot and hibiscus seeds anyone? Fresh ginger and galbanum add a vibrant green feel to it, beautifully prolonged by citrusy aspects of olibanum. The peach is so abstract here at first that I find it almost unrecognizable, as if she were wearing a mask – but then in incorporates, gains weight and buttery, celestial texture. Festive and meditative at once, this perfume is my favourite of the three.

VERANO PORTEÑO He – So green! It combines classic green, crispy citrus and woody elements with dash of subtle flowers and aromatic spices. Result is nostalgic, yet somehow full of energy and joy of life – I imagine it really evokes its brief story.

Persefume He Says She Says Frassai Review Natalia Outeda
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Happiness in a bottle

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What if happiness came in a bottle? In the form of fragrance permeating in the air, exuding from every pore of your body, and engaging your senses...? 

Scents Hunter, who prefers to remain anonymous, yet is ever present in her daily scented Instagram posts, claims that Blondine makes her happy.

Blondine de @frassai es un amor para toda la vida. No puedo soportar ver que se termina. Su cacao, lo salado de su fórmula, su misterio y su equilibrio perturbador me fascinan. Me hace feliz usarlo. 
Frassaï's Blondine is eternal love. I cannot stand seeing the fragrance come to an end. Its cocoa, the salty nuance of the formula, its mystery and perturbing balance fascinate me. Wearing it makes me happy. 

Does scent uplift you? What fragrances stimulate your imagination? 

Adiós Verano ~ Hello Spring

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 Verano Porteño Frassai

Verano Porteño Frassai

As we bid adieu or "adiós" to summer in Buenos Aires we get ready to welcome spring in New York. The beauty of living in two seasons is that we can really have it all 🌸🌸🌸 #hellospring#sensorialexperience #newyork#buenosaires • Nos despedimos del verano pero sigue acompañándonos en nuestra piel con esta bella #fragancia que nos transporta a una mañana de sol brillante rodeada de jazmines y maderas sofisticadas #veranoporteño #otoño🍁

The Scented Gent samples Verano Porteño

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@thescentedgent: Today I'm sampling Verano Porteno by @frassai With dominant notes of citron, calabrian bergamot, jasmine, clementine and magnolia. I was kindly sent the new line of fragrances from Frassai some time ago, for which I apologise for taking my time with a sample post. So here's to a new chapter of exploring fragrances worn by the women in my life. Of course fragrances have no gender, it all comes down to wearing what you enjoy. Verano Porteno opens with the refreshing notes of citron, bergamot and tangerine. Its sweet and effervescent, which a touch of tartness from the citron to keep it grounded. Close behind the citruses, and the beautiful white florals of jasmine and magnolia, smooth, inviting and enveloping. It really does evoke a summers day in my mind, as the warm winds blow in a beautiful floral aroma. Vetiver adds a touch of green sharpness, that works well with the tartness of the citron. Cardamom sits deeply within the blend, but offers a hint of sweet spice, a note that is always welcome in my book. Finally ambrette seeds round off the scent with a musk like note. In terms of performance I got projection of 2-3 hours and longevity of 8+ hours, it certainly performed well on both mine and my girlfriends skin. Of the three fragrances in the line from Frassai, I selected Verano Porteno to discuss first as it could certainly be a unisex fragrance. Verano Porteno is truly a beautiful scent, and provides a reminder of summer whatever the weather. I'd certainly love my girlfriend to wear this, but I think she's going to have to share.

#frassai #veranoporteno #fragrance#perume #fragrancereview

Women who Inspire!

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To celebrate International Woman's Day, I thought I'd share some of the women who inspire me on a daily basis. We all shine brighter when we lift each other up. Who inspires you?

 Tina ~ Photographer

Tina ~ Photographer

Tina is a New York photographer. An unfulfilling career in finance led her to a creative field where she can express her true passion for life. 

Tina wears Blondine and burns Gustav while taking a bath. 

 Christine ~ Coach

Christine ~ Coach

Christine is a lifestyle coach and the founder of ana-hob beauty along with her sister Kim. She has the most uplifting smile I have ever seen! She is always looking to support and enlighten other women. And with her new coaching practice she is doing this more than ever! 

Christine wears Verano Porteño & Tian Di and lights up Ada in her sunny Tampa home.

 Luba ~ Entrepreneur

Luba ~ Entrepreneur

Luba is the founder of Born on Bowery, handcrafted children & mommy accessories. A most stylish woman, she always surprises me with her beautiful new creations.

Luba wears Verano Porteño & burns Bebel in her NYC home. 

 Roxanne Kirkpatrick Hunter ~ Perfumer

Roxanne Kirkpatrick Hunter ~ Perfumer

From Utah to Paris with a long layover in New York, Roxanne has relentlessly pursued her dream of becoming a nose. From our days smelling raw materials together in New York to collaborating on a candle collection, we have seen each other's journeys evolve. We are now developing a very special fragrance together that will be launching later this year (you heard it first!)

Roxanne burns Marlene, Clifford and Ada, three of her candle creations for FRASSAÏ.

 Lisa ~ WOWA

Lisa ~ WOWA

Boss lady Lisa is the founder of The Style Theory and of We Are Women Owned community. We serendipitously met at a Work Sesh in Brooklyn days before our pop-up event last October. Lisa is dedicated to serving and honoring women succeed in their ventures.

She wears Verano Porteño

 Irina ~ nose

Irina ~ nose

Although she is modeling Frassaï's Nüwa collection, Irina is actually a nose. We first met in the perfumery world over a decade ago. She is incredibly generous and profoundly talented. A true gem of a mother, professional and friend. 

When not wearing one of her own perfume creations, Irina wears Tian Di. She also burns Ada candles in her adopted Hong Kong (and always has a snuffer around because her son loves putting candles out!). She can often be seen walking around with many our jewelry pieces. 

Who inspires you? 

How to make candles last longer

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Make your candles smell better and last longer

 Photo: BoweryMuse

Photo: BoweryMuse

The DOS and DON'TS of candle burning

Don't you wish your scented candles lasted forever? Follow these tips and make them last longer. Plus, prevent black soot, tunneling and improve fragrance throw!

 

Burn your candle at least two hours on first use

To get the most of your candle, allow the top wax layer to melt fully on first use. This means that you will need to burn your candle for at least two hours when first lighting it. 

Use the right tools

Trim the wick. The longer your wick, the faster your candle will consume. Trimming the wick is key to making it last longer. It also prevents smoke and ensures your candle is burning as tested. We suggest keeping it at the same length as when new, or about a quarter of an inch. Trim every time you use your candle. This will increase its life by 25%.  

Re-center the wick after each burn

If your wick has shifted, it will be burning closer to the glass edge than intended. Re-center it while the wax is still liquid (wait a few minutes for it to cool of first). Re-centering will prevent soot stains from blackening the glass.  

Keep it Clean

If the glass turns black, gently wipe off the stains with a wet tissue or cotton pad. Glass may turn black if you burn the candle too long, so put out the candle after 3 or 4 hours. The scent will still linger!

Reuse your candle glass

The good news is that your candle container can be repurposed. After the candle has burnt completely, simply submerge in warm soapy water.  The remaining wax will pop up. Rinse the glass and dry. Use it to hold flowers or beauty brushes. 

 Photo: Yoga Bunny NYC

Photo: Yoga Bunny NYC

Keep dust off when not in use

Keeping the lid on your candle when not in use will prevent dust from forming. A glass dome can also be a stylish way to display your candle at home. 

A manly, heady scent reminiscent of a smoky, jazz club of yesteryear

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"...my flat is smelling of battered leather chesterfields and cigar smoke, with incense, elemi, oakmoss and suede it's a manly, heady scent reminiscent of a smoky, jazz club of yesteryear" ・・・
...one of 5 scented candles talented Natalia Ou has developed in honour of different sensorial experiences and music greats. She cut her teeth in New York working in the perfume industry and returned to Buenos Aires to combine her love of scent and jewelry into one enterprise which she sells locally and in the States. Her necklaces can incorporate a vial to carry perfume as part of the design. Clifford is my favourite of her candles - and right now my flat is smelling of battered leather chesterfields and cigar smoke, with incense, elemi, oakmoss and suede it's a manly, heady scent reminiscent of a smoky, jazz club of yesteryear." Cremedelacremeba

 Photo by Vanessa @cremedelacremeba

Photo by Vanessa @cremedelacremeba

On freshness and new releases by Frag_Rants

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🍑🍑🍑 go check @frassai other two fragrances Blondine and Verano Porteño. Also keep your noses peeled for any upcoming releases that may or may not have been rumoured. 😏🤐🙊 If I must say so, Verano Porteño is a no brainer. Blind buy it if you like any freshies done by Rodrigo Flores-Roux. He is the perfumer for Verano Porteño and he has a very large resume of hall of fame freshies. From fragrances like Neroli Portofino by @tomford and also @johnvarvatos Artisan Pure. I can highly recommend this house. The noses that the creative director @natalia_ou worked with are very well known and have done so many great fragrances. CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT IS NEXT.

BLONDINE REVIEW BY MRCOLOGNE76

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mrcologne76Frag community watch out for these gems recently released by the house of @frassai. I was sent Tian Di, Blondine and Verano Porteno for my review. I wore each one twice and both times Blondine came out as my favorite. Notes for this one are salted butter caramel, pear leaves, ashok flower, tiger lilly, coco, and blonde musks. Bravo to the perfumer for taking a wonderfully done floral scent and softening the sharp nuances with notes like caramel and cocoa. Despite the fact that I do not see gender distinctions when it comes to perfumery this one leans a little to the feminine side however it can still be worn by a man just as easily. This fragrance maintains a presence without being overpowering. Its opening was quite floral despite the fact that the first listed note salted butter caramel. Within 30 minutes it's sharp edges dulled considerably and it became warm and inviting. I wore my sample to bed and was still able to smell it on my skin the next morning so longevity is upwards of eight hours. It must be said that the dry down was hardly floral but Cocoa and Blonde Musks form the base of this fragrance. This fragrance definitely has a sensual appeal to me and I enjoyed how it transition from the opening to the warm heart. This would be appropriate in Fall or Summer though It would fare well in colder temps. Since projection (at least when I wore it) was not beast mode this would do great in Intimate settings. Date night or even work. I also really enjoyed Verano Porteno. It's a beautiful blend of citrus almost natural in profile and white florals.