Introducing: founder and in-house perfumer...
When my love of fragrance bloomed…
My name is Treena Nixon and from the day I was born I have always loved fragrance. Even as a young child, I was forever fascinated by the way things smelt (and indeed, I still am). Our home always had a signature scent - from the early days of heady peach pot pourri and fresh wood shavings, to scented candles and aromatic diffusers.
Miller was my maiden name and is a tribute to my family circle, where my love of fragrance began, and is in the heart of it all. Early inspiration came from my family’s deep connection with fragrance. From my nana’s orchard to my mum’s gorgeous fragrant garden, and memories of spraying Opium perfume when I was a teenager, through to vintage Chanel No 5 that my father gave to my mother when I was a young and she has since passed it on to me!
You will often spot me wearing a precious vintage perfume bottle necklace my late father gifted me long before I became a perfumer.
A rosy career
I have invested heavily in my career having studied perfumery for eight years with an industry expert in the U.K. I have also studied professional perfumery and achieved certification from The Grasse Institute of Perfumery in Grasse "The Perfume Capital of the World" in the South of France. When possible I try and make an annual trip to Grasse in order to further my knowledge and experience – and formulate fragrances with some of the finest noses on the planet.
Throughout my career, I have been privileged and humbled to work and study with some of the best perfumers, all over the world. My key business inspiration is, beyond a doubt, Jo Malone. And during a trip to the U.K and Europe, I was delighted to actually meet her and chat about our perfume journeys. I also made candles with Rachel Vosper – a leading British candle chandler and home fragrance expert, and studied natural perfumery with expert Mandy Aftel in San Francisco
After attending a masterclass in Melbourne with Michael Edwards – industry ambassador and the lauded author of 'The perfume expertsʼ – I felt utterly compelled to open MILLER ROAD, back in 2013.
It was the perfect platform to share my two ongoing passions, fragrance and interior design, whilst creating beautifully scented candles that bring a touch of daily luxury for others to enjoy in their homes.
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. Firstly, our gorgeous location in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand, where we are surrounded by water. Then the beautiful backdrop of Rangitoto Island (an icon of Auckland) is shown around the outside edges of the mandala. My journey and love of fragrance is shown by the roses, flower petals and droplets of fragrance oils seen throughout. Finally, the centre - Miller Road.
The Miller Road mandala was created by the talented Nicky Malone at Malone Design.
Love fragrance too?
Come along with your loved ones and join a unique workshop. Be prepared to enter the intoxicating and beguiling world of fragrance, by creating your very own bespoke fragrance, using our easy to follow system, carefully hand curated by me, to create a balanced perfume. It’s a unique journey in to the passion of scent – you won’t regret it. Nor can you get it wrong! The best part of all, complete the workshop and take home your very own 30ml bottle perfume made by you, handcrafted with love and finished with your own unique label. We keep the formula sheets on file so we can remake a bottle of your bespoke fragrance for you in the future.