ABOUT US

Welcome to a world of enchantment and luxury! Tapputi Egyptian Perfume Oils captures the essence of timeless elegance and indulgence and are carefully crafted to create perfume oils that transport you to a realm of opulence and beauty.  Since the launch in South Africa late 2021, Tapputi’s been on everyone’s lips, wrists and necks. From celebrities to fashionistas, businesswomen, mothers and daughters – everyone’s talking about and investing in Tapputi. It is definitely the latest trend and looking at its exquisite growing collections of 22 A-grade, undiluted, alcohol-free Egyptian Perfume Oils (including 3 Tapputi Man Perfume Oils) housed in glass vintage perfume bottles one can understand why it is the absolute talk of the town. Our brand’s commitment to offering a fragrance oil for every woman is underscored by the diverse range of perfume oils, inviting every woman embrace her inner goddess and radiate a sense of grace and femininity with Tapputi Egyptian Perfume Oils.

Wearing authentic A-Grade, undiluted, alcohol free Tapputi Egyptian Perfume Oils on your skin not only leave you smelling wonderful but is far more gentle to the skin.

Our oils are a tribute to the craftsmanship of a remarkable female chemist and perfumer, Tapputi Belatekallim, serving as a reminder that true artistry knows no bounds of time. 

For those seeking a fragrance that encapsulates history, elegance, and artistry, Tapputi Egyptian Perfume Oils emerge as an unparalleled choice, embodying the essence of an ancient legacy reborn.

Your fragrance. Your story.

In November 2023 a ground breaking chapter in the world of fragrance arrived for us with the launch of TAPPUTI Man. 

TAPPUTI Man embodies the spirit of sophistication, strength, and the timeless allure of the Egyptian heritage. Each fragrance is a harmonious blend of carefully selected notes, capturing the essence of timeless elegance. From the earthy richness of oud to the invigorating freshness of citrus, our perfumers have curated a range that resonates with the modern man.  We understands that confidence is not just a trait; it’s a lifestyle. Their fragrances are crafted to enhance your aura, giving you the confidence to conquer any room. Whether you’re attending a high-profile event, making a statement in the boardroom, or simply stepping out for a night on the town, TAPPUTI MAN is your secret weapon.

It is trendy, timeless, and truly yours. In a world that constantly evolves, your style should stand the test of time. TAPPUTI MAN offers a blend of trendy sophistication and timeless elegance. Black Musk, specifically, is a pocket-sized glass bottle designed for your on-the-go lifestyle, ensuring you carry your signature scent wherever you wander. It’s not just a fragrance; it’s a lifestyle choice.

WHO IS TAPPUTI?

The creation of perfumes requires an intimate knowledge of chemistry and an understanding of technical processes such as extraction and sublimation. Tapputi wielded these skills well over a millennia ago. 

She used flowers, oil, and calamus along with cyperus, myrrh, and balsam. She added water or other solvents then distilled and filtered several times. This is also the oldest referenced still. She didn’t invent the still, but she did modify the design of her perfuming still to get better results. 

Although we know very little about the life and history of Tapputi, history left us with enough to know that Tapputi Belatekallim is considered to be the world’s first recorded female chemist, a perfume-maker mentioned in a cuneiform tablet. Archaeologists found a record of her work in clay on a Assyrian cuneiform tablet dating back to 1200 BCE. in Babylonian Mesopotamia.  

As a royal perfume-maker, Tapputi wasn’t just the head of her own household (which is what “Belatekallim” means); she is spoken of as being an authority in her field and the official overseer of perfumery in the royal palace and worked with a researcher named, [ – ] ninu. The first part of her name has been lost, though she is described as the author of a text on perfume manufacturing.

Furthermore, Tapputi wrote what may be the first treatise on perfume making, the original of which is unfortunately is now lost. Many of the techniques she discussed (which we know of from secondary sources) were centuries ahead of her time; once her work was lost, it took humanity almost 1,000 years to rediscover her skills.History has left us with one of Tapputi’s recipes: a fragrant salve for the king of Babylon. In this fascinating relic, Tapputi takes the reader through the step-by-step routine necessary to produce a royal ointment containing water, flowers, oil and calamus, which may either refer to lemongrass or a reedlike plant that is still used in perfumes today. She preserved the fragrance of delicate florals in transit across the Empire by having the fragrant oils prepared in a concrete of fat and wax similar to a modern enfleurage pomade.

She describes the process of refining the ingredients in her ‘still’: a chemical apparatus for distilling and filtering liquids. Advanced versions of such equipment remain in use in labs today, but Tapputi’s reference to a still is the oldest in human history. That makes her one of the earliest chemical engineers that we know of. She experimented with distillation, cold enfleurage, tincture, and other scent extraction techniques that would become the cornerstone of natural perfume making.Something that really put a smile on my face was that the list of equipment used seems to be co-opted straight from a kitchen in Babylon or possibly adapted and modified from everyday utensils and cookware, which is not surprising that women were so intimately involved with chemistry.

We think that there is a lot less separating the art of cuisine from the science of chemistry than people may think and that women were chemistry’s earliest adopters and innovators. So here’s to Tapputi, a genuinely inspirational icon for female perfumers, scent chemists and woman like us that just cannot resist the scent of an incredible luxury perfume oil in a beautiful and exquisite vintage bottle.