Modern Apothecary and Skincare Foundry


We pride ourselves on delivering products built from the pillars of ritual, character and fate. Each product is infused with bespoke Triumph & Disaster aromas, natural blends of complex notes that evoke old fashioned values from simpler times. We don't test on animals other than ourselves and we proudly utilise ingredients derived from nature but engineered with science, because we want to make clean, safe and efficient products that will make a difference.



Anti Ageing is Bollocks - your youth is a finite thing.

September 24, 2015

In my time working as a marketer I think I actually convinced myself that people would believe what I said and trust me when I said it. Since starting my own brand of skin care products my thinking has changed somewhat, I now see that assuming you can influence what people will think is a very dangerous (and potentially costly) point of view. Instead perhaps the best you can do is be consistent, have a clear proposition and hope that people like it.
I was recently pitching my range to a customer who asked me if any of my products were Anti-aging products. Anti-aging? Anti Aging is bollocks, I found myself thinking as my mind scrambled for something more constructive to say, I was caught short.

Benjamin Weeks, son of the south to adulthood in Sydney

August 04, 2015

Beer pong Dunedin life, to the sophisticated man of Sydney

From the Hebrew name (Binyamin) which means “son of the south”. Read on to see how the Southern boy adapts to Sydney life...

Of Beards and Men

July 28, 2015
You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion. Perhaps it’s the commitment that growing a beard requires, there is a certain discipline to it. Dion devours all on the beard experiment...
Rugby & Moisturiser

June 10, 2015

Liam Steel is a fantastic rugby player and works for Triumph & Disaster selling out on the road, doing the hard yards, recently I asked him to pen a few words about what his mates thought of him selling moisturiser – below are those words – enjoy – Dion .