“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” - Dr. Seuss!
Mark & his son, pictured on the streets of the then, free spirited & bohemian Christchurch (NZ) during their globetrotting adventures in 2006. This life changing trip alongside his little partner in crime, provided the inspiration behind the Aroma Holiday "World of Scents" Brand & was the celebration of those fascinating sensory memories, associated with travelling to those far flung places.
The adventure took them from the clean streets of tropical Singapore, stunningly beautiful natural New Zealand, wild cosmopolitan Australia & lastly, where East meets West, bustling Hong Kong.
Global Travel with a Toddler...Now what could be more relaxing than that?
OUR STORY - AROMA HOLIDAY "WORLD OF SCENTS"!
In the 1990’s, Mark Jordan spent three years playing football around the world visiting some truly amazing cities, each offering spectacular sights & sounds. It was, however, the unique smell of each location that had the most impact on him. So much so, that he spent the next few years wondering how he could re-create the aroma & therefore, re-live the experience.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND?
Born in Leicester (England) Mark spent three years in his early 20's, footballing in America & New Zealand. On returning to the U.K. he joined Britain’s oldest department store, Voisin’s, in St Helier, Jersey (Channel Islands) as a buyer / manager, renowned for stocking exclusive luxury brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Michael Kors. His time there, along with a passion for design & art were undoubtedly catalysts for the creation of Aroma Holiday but in 2012, something happened that would make this early dreams come true...& his 'World of scents' was born!
REASON BEHIND THE BRAND?
The flash of inspiration came about while looking for a scented candle, as a gift for his new wife. Despite being surrounded by a host of them in Store, he could not find any that personally connected with him or the person he was buying it for! So, he went home empty handed but importantly, with an idea buzzing in his head...What if he could create a scented product that would remind people of their special travels?
Mark had no idea how he was going to achieve this but just knew that he had to find a way of recreating memories of far flung places. He understood that with smell being the most evocative of all our senses, the key to his success would be in creating a luxury scented product that personally ‘meant something’ to the owners!
Aroma Holiday was officially launched in January 2014 with just five scented candles all hand crafted on his kitchen table. In just two years the ‘light-bulb moment’ had turned into a fully-fledged business consisting of 18 fragrant destinations within the collection.
There’s nothing more welcoming than walking into a home filled with a gorgeous fragrance. Whether it’s a delicate floral, zesty citrus or rich earthy scents. The way a room smells has the power to transform the whole atmosphere and evoke strong, heartfelt personal emotions within people.
Since having a family, Mark has had to rein in those carefree days of exploring the world. But with Aroma Holiday, he and countless others can now enjoy the sense of being transported to a special destination without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Aroma Holiday's iconic & instantly recognizable Jet Stream, Heart & Plane design found on all AH products, symbolizes the celebration of everyone's personal travel memories!
THE POWER OF SCENT!
We believe in the power of the senses, recreating moods, emotions and also experiences. People can be transported through time & space by simply smelling a particular fragrance, so we have created a range of scents that do just that. Holiday's are the times when we are most relaxed and stress-free. What better way to recreate that mood than with a beautiful luxury scented product.
Aroma Holiday believes in the environment, our footprint in the World & that’s why we source like minded suppliers! Our products are hand-pored traditionally by Aroma Holiday Ltd in the U.K....with insight & LOVE!
The wax we use in all our candles is Eco Soy, manufactured from renewable sources, Sustainable and Biodegradable! All our destination fragrances, have been exclusively formulated for Aroma Holiday Ltd, we are very proud to say, they are all Paraben Free & Not tested on animals! Our Diffuser base oils are also made from renewable sources & importantly, Non-Toxic & Eco-friendly. (if you wish to know more https://youtu.be/7UsiWbNc6pI ).
The brand is about to go truly global. Products can now be bought on-line and shipped throughout the world. Our AH brand is also looking to increase retail distribution, especially in outlets such as duty free shopping, luxury hotels and travel company loyalty gifts etc.
Aroma Holiday intends to diversify the product range to include toiletries, room sprays, oil diffusers and cosmetics etc. Watch this space!