We recently came across Triumph & Disaster here at The Perfect Man. The brand was set up by New Zealand cricketer, Dion Nash, with a very interesting story of how he started it all.
When Dion was just 13, his old man gave him some advice via a poem called ‘IF’, on how to be a man. At the time though, Dion was rebelling against his dad and took no notice of it, until almost two decades later when he was going through an old chest and discovered the poem which read, ‘if you can meet with Triumph & Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same’. This is when the brand was born.
Dion wanted the same values – humility, honour, risk and reward – to be at the heart of his brand and to show that healthy skin is something to be proud of and aspire to. This is why his philosophy is to use the best of science, combined with the best of nature. The brand has local indigenous ingredients such as Horopito Oil and Ponga fern, blended with other ingredients from around the world, such as clay from Australia, Jojoba extract from Mexico and Tamanu oil from Polynesia.
The branding is the best part, with its apothecary style packaging, yet it still has a real rock and roll edge to it. Some of the products have names associated with sports or changing room slang, like the Gameface Moisturiser (£34), the Rock & Roll Suicide Face Scrub (£23.50) or the Toner Tonic (£26). The products are very moisturising, really good for the changing weather.
These make for a special Christmas gift, whether you’re trying to send a subtle, but funny, message to a mate with their YFL (You Lazy F***) shower gel or are just looking for an unusual present, Triumph & Disaster are something a little bit different with an edge.
Triumph & Disaster products are available to shop here.