Once upon a time, at the most southern tip of Africa, humans lived in perfect harmony with nature
They were creative hunters and gatherers, craftspeople
They believed in our connection with the universe, with the stars
Their understanding of the environment reflected utmost respect, seeking the perfect balance
They brew the rooibos and chewed the buchu leaves
Their speech was like the sound of nature
They understood each other when good and when bad, reconciling in the simplest manner of never holding a grudge
They loved and cared for their children
They travelled freely whenever and wherever life took them without leaving a trace on their surroundings
They were misunderstood and chased away from the ideal life into reality
They were the original people who inhabited the Southern African territory
They were the SAN, the Original People
The work for SAN Original People Perfume started early 2012 and was only finalised at the end of 2018. During this time, our perfumer immersed into all material information available documenting the SAN, from their origin, their way of living and until today. An accurate selection of ingredients was compiled, and notes had to be created to insinuate glimpses of the past life and its scents that can could only be deduced from script.
Reverberating notes of rooibos and the flora customary to the people of the region such as buchu, various pelargoniums, various fynbos, orchids and ericas, San Original People perfume acknowledges the history of the Cape and its people, as our inspiration for the future simple way of life in harmony with nature.