What a great way to celebrate a decade of fashion success! Gert-Johan Coetzee crafted his passion project in the heart of Grasse – the perfume capital of the world – on the French Riviera. He introduces Double Platinum Eau de Parfum, a unisex fragrance designed for the diverse South African men and women who love and wear his creations.
Coetzee says, “I have always been a lover of the beauty industry. I wanted to create a signature fragrance because you can’t wear a couture dress every day to the office or the mall – but you can wear a couture fragrance. I want men and women to feel good, as if they are wearing couture all day, every day.”
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Skins Cosmetics, Sandton City, was the venue for the exclusive launch and several local celebrities sampled the scent of success with Coetzee’s first foray into fragrance. Guests included Jessica Nkosi, Naked DJ, Lerato Kganyago, Melody Molale, LeAnn Dlamini, Precious the Planner, Norma Gigaba, Craig Jacobs, Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung, as well as the face of Double Platinum Eau de Parfum – Sarah Langa.
The fragrance is a cocktail of memory and emotion, and reminiscent of Rustenburg’s platinum mines where the designer grew up. The platinum coating on the beautiful bottle pays homage to his childhood, while the Proudly South African packaging of precious metal, enrobing the matte black crystal-like bottle, is designed to look like a magic potion, birthed from African soil. The perfume is a symphony, and delicate combination of the softness of rose, which represents feminine fragility, paired with the smoke of masculinity, creating a beautiful blend of magic worn by men and women. It is a sophisticated scent, offering aromatic abundance in every spritz, and every detail of Double Platinum is deliberate.
This must-have fragrance is available exclusively at Skins Cosmetics, Sandton City, the V&A Waterfront and online at www.gertjohancoetzee.com