Drawing on the vivid memories of his worldly travels and his extensive back- ground in the beauty and design industries, Los Angeles- and London-based designer, Sean O’Mara, created Royal Apothic. This collection of expertly- blended Interior Perfumes and hand-poured Luminarie Candles that truly awaken memories and infuse whimsy into everyday life. From childhood days spent in the wonderment of a private Kensington garden to the elegant sophis- tication of high tea, each Royal Apothic fragrance conjures an emotional connection to the past.
O’Mara began his career in the beauty industry, soaring to great heights at companies such as Proctor and Gamble Beauty and Murad Global Skincare. With expertise in the field, O’Mara nurtured brands such as Sebastian, Wella and Trucco Makeup. While working for these industry powerhouses, O’Mara found himself constantly surrounded by the glamour of photo shoots, decadent sets and breathtaking locations. “Directing photo shoots got me thinking,” O’Mara recalls “about translating the glamour and elegance of these big-budget campaigns into everyday space.”
This line of thinking started O’Mara on a second career path. Taking his investment-savvy background and eye for design, he quickly built a reputation for infusing glamour into lackluster properties in the Los Angeles and London markets. Soon O’Mara became the go-to designer when a space was in need of a transformation, and established his properties among the fastest selling in Los Angeles and London.
In early 2006, O’Mara found himself between two very successful, yet seemingly un-related careers. A chance discovery at a Notting Hill bookshop became the link that tied together his worlds. Tucked high on a shelf in the antique stall, the centuries-old apothecary manual sparked an idea that spun into Royal Apothic.
“I wanted to create a product so beautiful, you just have to leave it out on display,” O’Mara says. “And a formula so decadent you just have to use it.” With this goal at the heart of Royal Apothic, the brand establishes itself as the first cosmetic company for the home, providing products of beauty that truly perform.