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A moment with Curionoir founder Tiffany Jeans | homestyle
The Auckland creative tells how scent shapes her life. “Scent has always been an integral part of my life, from spending time as a young girl with my great-gran, who practised rongoā [traditional Māori medicine] in the bush, to now working with raw materials from around the globe to create a particular feeling. So many of my memories are sparked by scent. The smell of tupakihi and kūmarahou plants reminds me of my great-gran, and I associate the perfume Poison with my mum in the ’80s. Whānau, history, memories, books, friends… inspiration comes from everywhere. For me, ideas don’t seem to arrive at a scheduled date or in a particular place. I have no idea when they’ll come, and only about 1% of them actually eventuate into anything! For my new Clay Relic range, I focused on different periods of ancient Egypt. I did a lot of research and made contact with people all over the world while developing them and the new 415AD and Irtiu Nefertiti parfums. My muses were Hypatia and Nefertiti, incredible women …