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DI THOMPSON – Dimanzi South Africa

DI THOMPSON – Dimanzi South Africa
DI THOMPSON – Dimanzi South Africa
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: Entrepreneur of the Year

With her vast experience Di saw an opportunity to create a fine fragrance produced in SA, but with the essential oils coming from Grasse in France, home to all the world’s greatest perfumes!! At the end of last year, after 2 years of research and hard work, Di and her team created DIMANZI EAU DE PARFUM ( di for her name and manzi the Zulu word for water) embracing the same quality and standards of leading international brands, but at more competitive prices!!... the aim was to create a  fragrance which embodies real French Chic and aligning it with our enchanting African Spirit!!..  DIMANZI EAU DE PARFUM is for that woman who is energetic and spirited, but also classy and elegant!!....To quote the iconic COCO CHANEL ... "Always keep your HEELS and your standards HIGH"!

……………………..’’ A passionate journey into the world of Beauty & Perfume’’…..................…….

Di Thompson was born in Johannesburg (28\03\1954) and educated at Jeppe Prep and Jeppe High School for Girls in Kensington where she matriculated in 1971. Di studied English, Afrikaans, Biology, History, French and Art. The stage was firmly set for Di to further her education in languages and the Arts, and she then graduated with a Fine Arts Degree at Wits University.

In 1975 she had the unique opportunity to study Beauty Technology at the prestigious HOUSE of GUERLAIN in Paris, where she learnt her facial and makeup skills. Di was then offered a position with GUERLAIN in SA starting her career as the Area Manager in KZN. After two very exciting and formative years there, she returned to Johannesburg heading up the marketing, sales, training and PR of the company. During the next few years Di was privileged to travel extensively for this exclusive brand promoting their products in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. She was also responsible for the Indian Ocean Zone covering their activities in Mauritius and Reunion Island… Speaking French fluently was definitely her ‘’ trump card ‘’!!!

In 1988 after many years in corporate Di decided to open her own company LE VISAGE BOUTIQUE SALON in Bedfordview where she is still the proud and passionate owner for the past 30 years, involved in all aspects of the cosmetic and fragrance industry and always believes in the adage … "Do what you love and love what you do!"

Di comes from a sporting family, her late father being Eric Rowan the Springbok cricketer and her mom June Callaghan a South African ice-skating champion! Both needed discipline and determination to attain their goals!!... Di enjoys and follows sport in general, hockey being her main passion and she has achieved her provincial colours as well as participating at masters tournaments internationally….She loves the outdoors, animals and being in the bush… her distinctive Zebra packaging being a direct link to her family’s Burchell inheritance. She is happiest when travelling, creating, studying languages and living life to the fullest!!.......

Di’s motto is Get Up! Dress Up and Show Up…wearing your DIMANZI….and most important… never Give Up on your hopes and dreams!!


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