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Singapore Memories "Farquhar" Perfume Packaging

Perfume packaging design
For Singapore Memories Perfumery
"Farquhar" Perfume

As part of Non Season Event 
@ Orchard Design
A collab between local artists & retailers

Organised by
NAC x Singapore Design Council​​​​​​​

The Inspiration

Sir William Farquahar 
the historical spice trade 
Above: Pepper 
The tropical spice trade 
The backbone of Singapore's prosperity

In 1822, Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles introduced spices such as nutmeg and cloves to Singapore. His successor Sir William Farquhar oversaw the nurturing of these spices in a garden where Fort Canning Park now stands.

These spices were highly sought after and led to the growth of the spice trade in Singapore. 

Hence "Farquhar" the perfume has spicy notes as it was inspired by Sir William Farquhar's contribution to the spice trade. I illustrated the colourful stages of peppercorn seeds ripening and juxtaposed it with the brightly coloured nutmeg seed. 

Above: William Farquhar's commissioned botanical illustrations 

William Farquhar's 
contribution to natural history
Sir William Farquhar was highly interested in natural history and commissioned local watercolour artists to illustrate Singapore's local fauna and flora. This comprehensive set of illustrations can now be found in the National Museum of Singapore.

This idea inspired me to add brush strokes to my own design as a tribute to his support of local artists. 
Singapore Memories "Farquhar" Perfume Packaging

Singapore Memories "Farquhar" Perfume Packaging