Tauranga Arts Festival 2020 has just re-published ‘Scents of a Landscape’ where our co-founder, Harry Jones, joins author and journalist, Geoff Chapple ONZM (founder of Te Araroa, the Aotearoa New Zealand long walk), and Laurence Fearnley (multi-award winning Aotearoa New Zealand novelist and writer) in a discussion. Join the original audience in listening to their wide-ranging and entertaining conversation:
A friend told us about buying a perfume for his wife. What a new and pleasurable experience it was.
At first he felt trepidation as well as excitement. This was not something he normally did. At the on-seller, he tried all four in our range with the help of the counter staff, and with much discovery and delight fixed on one.
He told us how he had enjoyed reading the notes, having the story of each perfume reveal itself on his skin, and challenging himself to guess which one his wife would like best. His wife was thrilled! Way to go!
Our South Island representative was sitting outside having a coffee in Frankton – and sharing the perfumes with a couple of friends – when a woman chanced to walk by. On seeing our perfumes on the table, she exclaimed ‘Oh, I have one of those – they’re the most beautiful perfumes!’
Penguin Books got in touch in late 2019 to tell us that Laurence Fearnley has named two of our perfumes – Lakeland Flora and High Country Tussock – as her favourites. Not one, but two!
And in Scented we’re delighted to feature personally among Laurence Fearnley’s acknowledgements. The novel’s a great lead-in to the fragrances of Aotearoa New Zealand – our specialty!