Matakana Botanicals (formerly Les Floralies), one of New Zealand’s leading bath and body manufacturers continues to grow and inspire the world with their quintessential New Zealand brand.
Now available internationally, with plans to continue to expand globally, Matakana Botanicals' ranges can be found in upmarket stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Also Les Floralies proudly supplies Emirates Airlines in First Class with their unique ‘Sleep’ & 'Focus' sniff boxes which has drawn the attention of world class hotels where they are placed as pillow gifts.
The company is also winner of several business awards for exporting, marketing and design. It’s enjoyed steady growth and has become a highly respected brand in the bath and body market.
Managing Director and owner Danvers Devereux has been with the company for over 20 years and is the creative talent behind the brand. Danvers is involved in every aspect of the business from product innovation, sourcing premium local ingredients through to packaging design.
Les Floralies was established by Danvers’ mother Colyn Devereux- Kay, in the basement of her house in 1988, Danvers comes from a family of talented entrepreneurs. His mother Colyn and sister Charlotte own EGG Maternity.
Danvers is passionate about New Zealand and is constantly inspired by the opportunity to develop products, working with the best of what the country has to offer. “New Zealand offers the ideal environment to create our products and to source premium natural ingredients from specialised growers, which is in turn reflected in the quality of the products we produce. I am forever being inspired when I discover a new source or supplier who is growing or producing a unique ingredient,” says Danvers.
Examples of these wonderful ingredients are the extra virgin oil from olives grown and pressed at Matakana, wild harvested organic Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil sourced from Great Barrier Island and lavender harvested and distilled at a farm near Lake Taupo.
Today Matakana Botanicals produces a variety of ranges, inspired by New Zealand and utilising local ingredients with an emphasis on soothing skin and soul to enhance your wellbeing .