A leap of faith by beauty insider Miranda Waple saw her collaborate with iconic Kiwi designer, Karen Walker, to create her line of perfumes.

Five years ago, Miranda Waple was taking a career break when she had a lightbulb moment. The Auckland beauty entrepreneur had not long finished an 18-year career with L’Oréal – a job which saw her launch perfumes like Armani and Diesel in Auckland, and visit perfume houses in Paris. With a marketing and management background and fluent in French, Miranda had decided to take a break to spend more time with her sons – Luca (now 13) and Zac (now nine) – and see where her career might take her. A few days into her new life, Miranda recalls, “I thought, ‘I wonder if Karen Walker is going to launch a fragrance?’”

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