SCENT by The Scentuary is pure skin, hair and sense therapy. Born in 2017 by Dr SL Tai, SCENT was created by blending the knowledge of proven botanical alchemy and modern biochemistry. The products were designed for those who are eco-friendly and nature conscious. SCENT was developed to ensure effective hydration with the benefits of customized essential oils, indulging both senses of touch and smell. All products are made from natural, plant based sources and does not contain silicone, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial dyes or fragrances. Premium ingredients are carefully incorporated, ensuring SCENT is vegan friendly, gentle on the skin and environment, and more importantly not tested on animals. Each bottle has been handcrafted and filled manually for the added attention it requires. Made with love in Cape Town, SCENT is here to serve and pamper your senses.


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After returning from a former life in London, CAPE ISLAND was started in 2015 by creative visionary, Suzanne Snowdowne and logistical guru, Karin Wood. Together they head up a a team of talented women and devoted mothers working to create a legacy.

Following the African tradition, we are a brand with a passion for telling stories through our products in a way that inspires people. The story of Africa is told through the fragrances themselves but also through the dramatic artwork that adorns our packaging. Each item we produce connects you to the natural landscape and the many cultures and emotions woven into it. As an environmentally and socially responsible company, we recognise that simply telling these stories is not enough. Our mission is to be a force for positive change in our immediate community and the wider continent by finding ways to give back to our original muse, Africa.

The women at the helm are a formidable business team as well as friends, balancing out each others’ strengths with grace, kindness and a healthy dose of humour. We hope you’ll join us as we spread a little more light in the world, one luxury candle at a time.