Zingaro is a Victoria Island-based boutique parfum house founded by Palma Cafolla and Del Thomson.
We hand craft from the finest oils, concretes and absolutes.
We maintain that people have the right to anoint their skin with oil.
We honour Nature by capturing Her purity and rawness.
We shun synthetics and chemicals of mass-produced and marketed smells.
Palma A gypsy at heart, I moved from Dublin to London to pursue life as a floral designer. Surrounded by beauty and fragrance, I met my second love as I sought to capture this fleeting beauty - perfume. An addictive passion, perfumery led me to Grasse, France, the perfume capital of the world, where I was immersed in a world of extracts, absolutes and concretes.
Nature in her raw purity has always given me what I crave. Realness. And so I strive to create fragrances that are beautiful, unique and natural.
As a teacher, builder, artist and candlemaker I have always lived my life with inspiration as my creative interests have been explored and evolved. The media has varied from watercolour paintings and pencil sketches, to home renovation and gardening, to parfum and candles. My creative passions are strong and varied. Living and working in a hundred year old church that seems to be in a constant state of renovation has proved to be rewarding canvass and a source of inspiration.
But the biggest canvas I have to paint is using scent. The power of scent to transform personal environments and moods is exhilarating and is approached with respect, thoughtfulness and love.