Triumph & Disaster USA - Modern Apothecary & 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.



"For Them. By Us." | Automata

September 21, 2016

Automata, The first restaurant to open in The Old Clare Hotel, provides a comfortable yet unique dining experience, consisting of a regularly changing five course meal. The interior, designed by Matt Darwon stays true to the restaurant’s namesake and is made using tractor seats, motorbike engines and aeroplane parts, playing on the theme of non-electronic automation. Automata was named in Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants, boasts two hats, and is home to: Tim Watkins, named the Somellier of the Year and Clayton Wells named Australia’s Hottest Chef. We sat down with Clayton to discuss what makes Automata tick.

"For Them. By Us." | Capsule

September 07, 2016

In our fifth instalment of ‘For them, by Us’, we catch up with Nick Denton, founder of Capsule, a men’s streetwear boutique located in Sydney & Melbourne. We find out how a trip to the states, 90s Hip-Hop Fashion & Magazines, and the need to look the best at the gig influenced his life, and ultimately lay the foundations for what Capsule is today.

"For Them. By Us." | The DEA Store

September 01, 2016

DEA, short for Delicate Eye Area, Karin Huchatz’s boutique nestled on Redfern’s Regent street aims to please yours. With a curated selection of goods for the home or kitchen, we chat to Karin about what makes her tick, her love for Japanese home wares and find out why Monocle included The DEA Store in their latest ‘Guide to Sydney’.

"For Them. By Us" | The Old Clare Hotel

August 24, 2016

The Old Clare Hotel, a former brewery, has been transformed into a rocking boutique hotel that boasts a rooftop pool, and three superb restaurants. Unpretentious, yet luxurious. Semi-industrial, yet warm and welcoming. Listen to their story here, as told by General Manager, Timo Bures. And then go and visit them for yourself.

"For Them. By Us." | Men's Biz

August 17, 2016

In the second installment of our "For Them, By Us' we spoke with Glenn, the manager at Men's Biz; a store dedicated to only the very best men's grooming products, hand curated from around the world to cater to any taste or need.
“For Them, By Us” | RJB Design

August 03, 2016

For Them, By Us” puts a well-deserved spotlight on the retailers and stockists that have helped build and shape Triumph & Disaster over the past five years. Whether it has been through lending their shelves to our wares, their vanities or showers to our hotel amenities range, or simply allowing their guests to experience our wash in their bathrooms, all of the participants in this series have had an impact on Triumph & Disaster’s success. Here, we take a back seat and allow them to tell their stories of how they got to where they are today. First up in our series is RJB Design. Read full article here…

The Selvedge Yard

July 24, 2016


The Selvedge Yard

We caught up with JP, co-founder of the hugely successful blog, retail and online store, The Selvedge Yard . JP talks to us about inspiration, motivation, following your instincts and the power of music.  We also get the inside track on a dysfunctional love affair and the upcoming (and clearly not-to-miss) ‘Greaser Getdown’ Party.  Check out the details and more here.  Thanks JP (and Ashley). keep reading....

Nat Cheshire meets with Triumph & Disaster

July 13, 2016

Nat Cheshire meets with Triumph & Disaster’s Dion Nash and talks about cars, grasping opportunity with both hands, lack of sleep, motivation, fear of failure and of course a bit about triumph and disaster. We hope you will enjoy what he had to say, it’s kind of important.