The new scent of Australia: Kiana Beauty welcomes Goldfield & Banks Australia and speaks to Dimitri Weber, its founder.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our team will get back to you.
Is your mum hard to buy for?
Fragrance is a wonderful gift that keeps on giving and your mum will be sure to think of you lovingly every time she wears it. A beautiful fragrance goes with everything.
It can be worn whether your mum is dressing up or down for the day to complement her outfit, or can be worn to create a mood.
Kiana Beauty has got you covered this Mother's Day with our top six favourite fragrances to suit every type of mum.
Kiana Beauty are proud to offer complimentary gift wrapping with every order.
We can even include a handwritten message from you to the recipient if it's a gift.
Need more help?
Our beauty experts are also fragrance afficionados and would love to answer your questions.
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It's hard to believe that Chanel No. 5 is 96 years old. Yes, you read right, 96 years old.
Launched in 1921 as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's first fragrance, it was a revolutionary product which smelt unlike any perfume that had come before it.
The magic ingredient? Aldehydes.
Aldehydes had only been recently isolated by chemists, but because they were so strong, no perfumer had dared to use them.
It is thought that Chanel's perfumer, Ernest Beaux, added an unusually large amount of aldehydes to the fifth sample (perhaps accidentally), and Chanel No. 5 was born.
Today, nearly a century later, Chanel No. 5 is still considered the most recognisable name in perfumery across the world.
Chanel No. 5 is available in a parfum (the strongest and most concentrated form, available in dab bottles or flacons), an Eau de Parfum, as well as an Eau de Toilette (the lightest form, generally available in sprays).
There are also a number of additional bath and body products available in the Chanel No. 5 scent.
These add a luxurious layer to your fragrance, making it linger longer through the day. They also make a thoughtful gift for that special someone who already wears Chanel No. 5.
We love Chanel No. 5 The Body Lotion. It is delicately scented, has a beautifully light texture, and will give your skin a boost of moisture.
Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, or 'Coco Mad' as it is affectionately known, is a much more recent creation, launched in 2001. Feminine, rich and full of contrasts, it is thought that it is more widely worn that Chanel No. 5.
This oriental-fresh fragrance contains Sicilian oranges, a floral heart with pure jasmine and rose extract, and a Patchouli and Vetiver base. It is dedicated to the bold, courageous and modern woman who appreciates luxury and elegance.
Infused with a delicate scent, a few sprays of this body oil will leave your skin caressed and moisturised, and feeling satiny soft.
It really is a luxurious touch to your morning routine.
Whether you're buying a gift for a wonderful mum this Mother's Day, or simply something for yourself, a little luxury from Chanel is always a good idea.
At Kiana Beauty, we only stock genuine Chanel products, and we are proud to include complimentary Chanel black and white gift wrap with all Chanel orders.
If you have any questions, or need more gift inspiration, contact us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our team will get back to you.
How is it March already, I hear you say? This year is travelling at lightning speed.
We're all digitally hyper-connected and the lines between home and work are blurred. More than ever, we need to make a conscious effort to be present in the moment and have real connections with our loved ones.
One of the most powerful connections we can have with our loved ones is to make them smile. Stav, fragrance lover and Co-Director of Kiana Beauty was asked by Bupa Dental for tips on how a signature fragrance can make someone smile.
An alluring scent turns heads, starts conversations and makes people smile.
Shay and Blue London's Sicilian Limes Natural Spray Fragrance does just this, making it a firm favourite of mine.
A spray of this fragrance evokes wonderful memories of an amazing Italian holiday.
An energising burst of lime with a hint of pine and rosemary transports me (and my husband, when he smells it on me) back to the excitement and wonder of Italy.
This makes us smile.
How do you say thank you on Mother's Day? Someone who carried you for nine months, gave birth to you, fed you, read you bedtime stories, wiped your nose when it dripped and gave you endless cuddles and kisses. Now that we are mums ourselves, we have a new appreciation for mums (and dads!) and all that they do.
Fragrances are more than just a scent. They allow you to enter a world of dreams, evoke beautiful memories, or transport you back to a wonderful experience. Fragrances can enthrall, inspire and reflect your mood.
Our team here at Kiana Beauty Melbourne has compiled a list of our top 10 fragrances for Mother's Day, in no particular order. Every one of our orders, whether ordered for Mother's Day or not, comes beautifully giftwrapped in our signature paper.
FOR THE CLASSIC WOMAN
Chanel No 5 Eau de Toilette Spray, from $130.00
A timeless classic scent from the always-in-fashion Chanel. Warm and bright thanks Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Vanilla, Vetiver and Sandalwood, the Chanel No 5 EDT is full of flowers and the very essence of femininity.
Click here to see our full range of Chanel No 5 products.
FOR THE GIRLY GIRL
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Blush Eau de Toilette, $89.00
If your mum loves flowers and all things pink, Daisy Dream Blush would make a wonderful gift. Described as a lush floral, this fragrance contains violet leaves, roses, freesias and more and if that burst of flowers hasn't convinced you, the sweet and stunning limited edition bottle will.
FOR THE WOMAN WITH PRESENCE
Shay & Blue London Salt Caramel Natural Spray Fragrance, from $60.00
For the mum who likes to stand out from the crowd, Shay & Blue are a boutique perfumery who are passionate about creating quality fragrances using traditional methods. Their Salt Caramel Natural Spray is indulgently composed of notes of caramel, bourbon vanilla, sea salt and sandalwood. Sounds like a recipe for an amazing dessert!
FOR THE EFFORTLESSLY CHIC WOMAN
Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum, from $95.00
With a campaign featuring the ever elegant Cate Blanchett, Si is sophisticated and strong, just like her. With notes of cassis nectar, modern chypre and light musky wood, Si is a fragrance that lingers on the skin and manages to combine an intensity with a delicate softness.
FOR THE WOMAN WITH STATURE
Paco Rabanne Olympea Eau de Parfum Spray, from $81.00
A new fragrance from Paco Rabanne, Olympea was inspired by strong women of ancient history. Green mandarin, salted vanilla, jasmine and ginger blossom mingle together to create this fresh Oriental fragrance.
FOR THE EDGY WOMAN
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum, from $99.00
Composed of black coffee, orange blossom, cedarwood and patchouli, Black Opium comes in a striking black glitter bottle. It's a confident and intense fragrance that would suit the adventurous woman who is unafraid of trying new things.
FOR THE ELEGANT WOMAN
Dior J'Adore Eau de Parfum, from $94.00
This is a fragrance that has been around for years, but still manages to hold its own. With that gorgeous gold bottle and a campaign starring Charlize Theron, this rich floral fragrance is definitely one that mum will recognise and happily add to her fragrance collection.
FOR THE VIBRANT WOMAN
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray, from $123.00
This fresh oriental is one of those fragrances that people fall in love with and wear for decades. Fresh, vibrant, bold and feminine, you really can't go wrong with Chanel.
FOR THE MODERN ROMANTIC
Estee Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray, from $130.00
Described as "the fragrance of a thousand flowers", Beautiful by Estee Lauder is one for the romantics with an added air of luxury.
FOR THE BOLD WOMAN
Dior Poison Girl Eau de Parfum Spray, from $99.00
Bold and daring, flirty and fun, this new fragrance, described as a bitter-sweet floral contains Orange, Venezuelan Tonka Bean and Grasse Rose, and comes in a distinctive and whimsical bottle.
Still can't decide? Use our Gift Concierge feature and our staff will happily make recommendations based on your mum's personality or current beauty products.
Or let her choose with a Kiana Beauty gift voucher, emailed immediately to you to print or forward to her.