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The new scent of Australia: Kiana Beauty welcomes Goldfield & Banks Australia and speaks to Dimitri Weber, its founder.

19 July 2017

Goldfield & Banks - Now Available on Kiana Beauty

Our Kiana Beauty team are constantly on the lookout for exciting new brands to bring to you. With so many brands in the beauty space, it can be difficult to find something that really stands out from the crowd.

One of our loyal customers, Kate, is a perfume aficionado, and when she told us about a new fragrance brand called Goldfield & Banks Australia, our ears pricked up. Once we looked into it, we were truly excited. And after we met with Dimitri Weber, the founder of Goldfield & Banks Australia, we knew we just had to have it!

Goldfield & Banks Australia is a luxury perfume company that celebrates the unrelenting spirit of Australia. Dimitri is a Belgian-French native who moved to Australia and was surprised that there were no luxury Australian fragrances being made here with all our quality natural essences. So using his extensive knowledge and experience in French fragrances, he created this distinctive and sophisticated range.

We spoke to Dimitri to find out why he loves fragrances so much, and what makes Goldfield & Banks Australia so special.

Dimitri Weber, founder of luxury perfume brand, Goldfield & Banks

 Dimitri Weber, founder of Goldfield & Banks Australia


Hi Dimitri. We are genuinely excited to be stocking your baby, the Goldfield & Banks Australia fragrances.
Firstly, could you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

 

Born from a Flemish mother and French father, I lived most of my life in Belgium and France. Since I was a little boy, I would always choose the fragrances of my mum and later of my school teachers, friends and professionals.

I was lucky to start my career working at YSL in the mid 90s, and after this beautiful experience, I have worked with Narciso Rodriguez and Issey Miyake fragrances where I have learned everything about the world of fragrances and the art of creating.

I have been a brand ambassador and organise trainings, press conferences and consult for many brands such as Tom Ford, Cartier and L’Oréal Prestige.


What do you personally love about fragrances?

Fragrances can make you travel and can take you on a journey. I like the creativity in developing fragrances and the level of excellence it requires.

I like the rigorous work and discipline that goes along with creating that results in a perfect perfume, packaging and environment. Everything needs to be consistent and it’s that part, the striving for the best, that I love about fragrances.

It’s part of the journey and then you make people dream because everything fits so perfectly.


What was your inspiration behind creating Goldfield & Banks Australia?

Legend has it that sandalwood, which is an iconic Australian native ingredient, grows on fields of gold.

I was surprised when moving to Australia that there wasn’t any luxury perfume available made in Australia and featuring native essences.

So I started discovering all the essences and richness this country possesses, and little by little, I started creating Goldfield & Banks Australia which pays tribute to the extraordinary beauty of Australia and its botanical kingdom. 

The brand also pays tribute to the noble Joseph Banks, the first botanist.

Goldfield-and-Banks-White-Sandalwood-Instagram-photo
image credit @goldfield_and_banks_australia Instagram page

We are in love with your distinctive packaging. Tell us a little about how it came about and what it represents.

The bottles represent a sunny and bright day in Australia, ocean blue, forest green, sand dunes, the outback.

The wooden cap debossed with the logo is timber and reflects a smouldering piece of wood after a bushfire.

The ring is in gold and represents the gold mining history of Western Australia, and the edges of the labels on the bottles reflect the edges of the Banksia leaves.

Goldfield & Banks Australia Natural Perfumes, available now at Kiana Beauty

Who would you say is your "typical" Goldfield & Banks Australia customer?

All women and men who are Australia lovers, and are seduced by the confidential niche culture.

All people who value a good quality fragrance with unique essences locally crafted, but that equals the French quality and expertise.

Goldfield & Banks is for a discerning customer who will wear this fragrance for pleasure.


What are your best tips on how somebody should choose and wear a fragrance?

Try your fragrance always on the skin. Try it in an outside area, in open air so you will have a more objective result.

Give yourself a couple of seconds for the alcohol to evaporate and discover the fragrance step by step.

Goldfield & Banks Australia fragrances all have a Sunrise, a Summit and a Sunset, and like any day, it takes a few hours to evolve.

And finally, ask your partner if he or she loves the fragrance as you might want to share it!


We would like to extend a warm thank you to Dimitri for taking the time to chat with us, and also for creating such luxurious and high quality fragrances that represent Australia and all its natural gorgeousness.

You can view the entire collection of Goldfield & Banks Australia natural perfumes here, all available online now at Kiana Beauty Melbourne. We are proud to offer free standard shipping within Australia for all orders over $50, and free signature gift wrapping on all products.

If you've got a question about Goldfield & Banks Australia, or any of our other brands, Ask an Expert here or send us an email to hello@kianabeauty.com.au, and one of our team will get back to you.

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