Triumph & Disaster Australia - 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 22, 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 08, 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.

Mike and his son, Blue

September 02, 2016

Meet Mike (he’s the one with the dreads!).  Mike Hamel is one of New Zealand’s best and most celebrated hairdressers, he is an entrepreneur, a New Zealand ping pong rep, an all-round great guy and Blue’s Dad.  Blue was T&D’s first intern, rolling up his sleeves and helping out with anything and everything that needed to be done, but that lasted about 3 minutes once we worked out how talented he is.  Since then… continue reading..Blue Hamel. Mike Hamel.

"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’.

Barry & V

September 01, 2016

Meet Barry.  Barry is Dion’s brother-in-law. And his daughter, Vanya, T&D’s very first poster girl is Dion’s niece - nepotism being a key component of any successful business : )  Barry’s favourite things in the world are motorbikes, farming and his family.  He’s Vanya’s biggest fan...  Continue reading..
Dion's Dad. Paul Nash.

August 31, 2016

Paul Eugene Nash is Dion’s Dad, he’s 85; Paul gave Dion the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling when Dion was just a lad and in Paul’s opinion in need of a bit of fatherly advice – this poem is where the name ‘Triumph & Disaster’ comes from.  Find out a bit more about Dion and his dad, Paul, plus see a few extra photos from our Fathers Day shoot here.  Continue reading...
Paul Nash
"For Them. By Us." | The Old Clare Hotel

August 25, 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.

Products Of Our Fathers

August 22, 2016

We believe that a whole generation of fathers missed out on the lesson that skincare rituals are worthy endeavors with which to start a day. From the art of a great shave, to the importance of exfoliating and protecting your skin, a great skincare routine is one of the best rituals. Continue reading...

Teach Your Fathers Well Father Day 2016