From Italy with Love
Alora Ambiance is the result of sisters Annie and Therese Gibbons' 15-year adventure living in Lake Como, Italy. After discovering the age-old Italian wicking method, they decided to design their own "diffuser", as it would come to be known, develop a trio of signature scents, and introduce America to the concept they loved so much. Since launching Alora Ambiance in 2000, Annie and Therese have created a cottage industry of competitors yet still remain the category's beloved innovator.
Alora Ambiance at a Glance
- - Creating products that make people feel good but that are also practical
- - In the early days of Alora, Therese and Annie recruited family and friends to help them assemble the first 8,000 diffusers by hand
- - Collection of home fragrances perfect for any living space
A Tale of Two Sisters
These days, Therese and Annie work from different sides of the country--Therese lives in Minneapolis and Annie in Honolulu, but they still run the company as a partnership. Alora Ambiance benefits from these different lifestyles, allowing new and varied elements to influence the products. The lush, naturally environment of Hawaii, unsurprisingly, found its way into their fourth signature fragrance, Isola: a blend of tropical tuberose, gardenia, and Italian fig.
“So many people have told us that they open their front door and it immediately smells like home. For us that's the greatest measure of success.”