De Hoop – eau de Parfum
$4.95 – $42.35
The Cape where I was born and live, with its Mediterranean climate, has a strong fusion of European Mediterranean and African culture. In spring the breeze often carries the fragrance of grape blossoms (much like neroli) from the vineyards, mingled with the scents of lavender, rose, jasmine, and the herbaceous green floral scents of the local fynbos. This fragrance was something I always wanted to capture in a perfume.
I was inspired to compose an African Chypre base which was for me the perfect medium to base my scent interpretation of the unique Cape fusion on, and so De Hoop was born. De Hoop was the winner of the Chypre challenge.