Meet our founder and in-house perfumer...

Treena has loved fragrance her whole life. Her home has always had a signature scent - from the early days of Peach pot pourri and wood shavings, to scented candles and diffusers. 

Treena is inspired by Jo Malone, and after attending a masterclass in Melbourne with Michael Edwards, 'The perfume expertsʼ expert' author and industry ambassador, Treena knew MILLER ROAD would be the perfect platform for her to share her love of fragrance and background in Interior Design by creating gorgeous candles that bring a touch of daily luxury for others to enjoy in their homes. 

During a trip to the U.K & Europe Treena was thrilled to meet her fragrance idol, Jo Malone! Treena also made candles with Rachel Vosper - a leading British candle chandler and home fragrance expert. Treena has studied perfumery for 6 years with an industry expert in the U.K,  Treena has studied professional perfumery and has certification from the Grasse Institute of Perfumery "The Perfume Capital of the World" in the South of France and returns to Grasse most years to further her knowledge and make fragrance with some of the finest noses in the world. 

Treena is currently furthering her studies in Natural perfumery with Mandy Aftel from San Francisco & Ayala Moriel and has certification on Essential oils safety from the Tisserand Institute. Initially her perfumery training was intended for making candle fragrances, however her passion for fragrance has now taken a new path with the opening of the Miller Road Fragrance Studio in Devonport. Clients can join a workshop and create their own bespoke fragrance using an easy to follow system Treena has curated to create a balanced perfume. Attendees take home a 30ml bottle of their creation and Miller Road keep their formula sheets filed so clients can remake or order a bottle of their bespoke fragrance in the future. 

Miller Road was established in 2013. 

 

The Miller Road Mandala Story

Our Miller Road Mandala tells the Miller Road story and is featured on all of our luxury range packaging.

The Miller Road Mandala depicts the essence of our brand. Our gorgeous location in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand, where we are surrounded by water, with the beautiful backdrop of Rangitoto Island (an icon of Auckland) is shown around the outside edges of the mandala. Treena's journey and love of fragrance is shown by the roses, flower petals and droplets of fragrance oils seen throughout. Finally the centre - Miller Road. Miller, Treena's maiden name is a tribute to her family circle, where her love of fragrance began, and is in the heart of it all. Early inspiration came from her family’s deep connection with fragrance. From her Nanas orchard to her Mums gorgeous fragrant garden, and memories of spraying opium perfume when she was an emerging teenager, through to her vintage Chanel No 5 that her father gave to her mother when she was a young child (and that she is lucky enough to still have).

The Miller Road mandala was created by the talented Nicky Malone at Malone Design.