Maison d’Amore, is an Australian-designed Parisian-made luxury fragrance house, crafting refined perfumed candles. Created in 2012 by Hayley Bonham and Nadia Rosa, Maison d’Amore is now featuring their two candles (Fleur & Rhubarb and Feuille de Tabac) globally. It’s impossible not to be enamored with their and minimal packaging and their stylish elegant campaign. Campaign photography by Pierre Toussaint&Rudolf Zverina. Here there are a few insights from the incredibly creative Nadia Rosa:
1.How would you describe your work in a few words?
Strong. Masculine. Expressive.
2. How did Maison D’Amore start?
Hayley and I both share a deep love for candles and fragrance. It had always been a dream for us to start MAISON D’AMORE. We constantly discussed the idea and one day we sat down and talked about what we envisioned for the brand, we both had the same idea so knew it was going to work.
3. What is the philosophy of the brand?
Maison D’Amore’s vision and philosophy is clear; to produce the highest quality, luxury candles that’s composition and sophistication triggers a lasting memory through each of their bespoke scents and artistic collaborations.
4. What is the most challenging part of developing your brand with your partner Hayley?
The most challenging part would be developing a scent you have in mind. We are both perfectionists so there was a lot of sampling that took place before we mastered our two candles. We are currently working on two new additions to add to the collection.
5. Do you have any advice you received and you always carry with you?
To take all challenges as a learning curve. I have learnt the hard way with some decisions I have made, but I will never make those mistakes again. You can’t dwell on it, it allows you and your business to grow.
6. Do you have any secret to handle a busy schedule?
I write everything down; I can’t sleep if I don’t write a list of everything I have to do the next day. Down time is very important to me, my days are quite hectic so I always try to clear my head and have some me time.
7. How do you find inspiration and stay motivated?
Our customers keep me inspired and extremely motivated. Nothing makes me happier when I see images of people burning our candles in their home. It is the best feeling! Working with our French perfumer inspires me immensely, he is so passionate about what he does and has really taught me a lot about what we are producing.
8. What advice would you give to a young woman hoping to start her own brand?
You have to really love what you do. It’s a completely different journey if you truly believe in what you are creating. Be prepared to never switch off, which I love.
9. Would you share with us your best beauty tips?
Less is best, I prefer a natural look so I try not to overdo it. Mascara, brows and a little blush is all you need.
Moisturize and cleanse morning and night. Sleep! Always have perfume in your handbag, I won’t leave the house without it.
Many thanks dear Nadia for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our few questions and for the amazing photos.