For flower lovers, it doesn’t get much more decadent than this subtle mix of soft, fresh may rose (a rare variety highly prized by Grasse perfume makers), lilac, carnation, violet and magnolia with the sharp greenness of basil and mossy chypre, and notes of twiggy wood.
We first met in 2003 during our first year at the University of Auckland. I was dating someone else at the time. Nothing happened until two years later, when I saw Josh at a birthday party and he sent a friend over to ask if I was single. Fortuitously, this time I was.
Legendary product designer Tom Dixon has created a beautiful and unusual container that reflects a petrol-like sheen, and has melting edges and soft dents in it. The woody-smelling candle inside is a full-on blast of cypress, smoky guaiac and pine tar, and leathery styrax.
Tell us about your background and who is behind ‘Watch My Wedding’?
My background is in graphic design and marketing, so they are the skills that I now bring to the business. My husband and business partner is what you’d call ‘the brains of the business’. He came up with the idea originally, and has created bespoke software and hardware to offer a unique service for couples who want to live-stream their wedding. His background is in software engineering and has been coding since he was 9 years old.
We both grew up in France before coming to study in the United States. I am from Paris and Elodie is from Bordeaux. We met while we were in college, seven years ago. Our college was relatively small so we ran into each other a lot during the first year, but without really talking or interacting. Then one day, at the end of our first year, we randomly sat down next to each other in the courtyard and started chatting.