Our Story

Photo: Gabriela Bhaskar

Wildflowers are my muse. They grow free, wild and everywhere, lighting up coastal cliffs, highways, concrete and meadows. I've always been drawn to people who embody this freedom of spirit. Hi Wildflower Botanica comes from a desire to nourish people with gifts from the natural world, especially flowers, which compose the heart of a scent. 

The sustainable and ethically sourced botanicals I use come from all over the world, allowing the wearer of Hi Wildflower perfumes to connect to the faraway allure of Egyptian neroli, Indian jasmine or Somalian myrrh with just a dab. The packaging is comprised of ecologically sound paper and biodegradable materials. Any synthetic fragrance materials used in the perfumes is the finest quality raw perfumery material, meant to add complexity and layers of nuance to each and every handcrafted scent.

I'm a writer and novelist who explores culture, feminism and fiction. As most perfumers will tell you, scents are stories. This is what draws me to creating my perfume and body care collections: they are little stories, encapsulating a vibe, a vista, a place or time we wish would linger. A way we want to feel--joyous, centered, grounded. 

HI Wildflower Botanica is a botanical library of my olfactory experiences and healing formulations that combine exquisite natural ingredients with herbalism + Ayurvedic knowledge. My study came alive through the writing and research of my debut novel, BRIGHT LINES (Penguin, August 2015).

The trees and flowers of Brooklyn, my home, and Bangladesh, my motherland, are continual poetic, visual, sensual and botanical inspirations for my creations.

I hope you explore + love these products as much as I do, discovering them has been a beautiful experience.


Tanwi Nandini Islam

Founder, Hi Wildflower Botanica