100 Beautiful Experiences

There’s no better way to get past the smell of sanitiser than to spray yourself with the sensual scent of perfume or eau de cologne, and we’ve got some of the best stores in the world for this! Here’s a little taste of the bigger picture:

Our Dior store is one of only three in the country that sells the full range of exclusive Maison CD eau de parfum, and its candles are to-die-for too.

At Skins, you’re even more spoilt for choice. The environment is sensory heaven, with every inch covered by another nuanced smell – from Comme des Garçons to Diptyque. Niche brands such as Juliette Has a Gun, Roja and Byredo sit alongside decorative objects by designers Jonathan Adler and Tom Dixon.

L’Occitane’s hydrated verbena hand sanitizer picks up on the brand’s signature scent, and all products are made from high-quality ingredients and natural plant-based extracts.

Step into Jo Malone’s boudoir-like store for a calming, personalised fragrance experience and try the peony and blush suede body crème.

Tell us where you shop for scent at the V&A Waterfront by tagging your favourite fragrance store.

Illustration by Phathu Nembilwi @phathudesigns_illustrations

After the success of 100 Beautiful Things, where we celebrated creativity, compassion, ingenuity and resilience, through projects, products, ideas and experiences from around the country, we’re bringing this idea of celebration closer to home. Through 100 Beautiful Experiences, we’ll be looking at incredible moments and delights that are available right on our doorstep. Photographed and illustrated by a group of young South African talents, many of our experiences are unique to our hood and can be found nowhere else on the planet!

Every visit to the V&A Waterfront is an opportunity to discover a different part of the city, learn about our heritage, source the best products, dine on the most exquisite fare and connect with friends and family in a safe and happy environment. While we’re only sharing 100 Beautiful Experiences with you, we know you’ll find many more each time you visit, and look forward to hearing of your experiences too.