My Travel Memories:
It’s no secret that the “Land of the Big White Cloud” is my personal ‘Spiritual Utopia’ and actual adopted home of my family. Auckland a vibrant cosmopolitan city with the sprawling Bay of Islands to the north, the remote Coromandel Peninsula to the east, and the rugged Waitakere Ranges to the west, has always been the gateway to this beautiful country.
So ‘Bitter/Sweet’, Sweet when you arrive “Kia Ora” (hello) but very bitter when you tearfully fly away. Visiting this country more times than anywhere else, my overwhelming memories are of friendliness, enjoyment and a natural detoxification that the Kiwi way of life provides.
A smooth, sophisticated, woody fragrance with dominant notes of clean cedar-wood, with supporting notes of watery green kiwi fruit, while delicate kowhai gives hints of florality and manuka gives touches of sweetness. The base of the fragrance is composed of cool, damp fern and precious burning woods, evoking the image of a New Zealand bush camp fire.