Life’s most important moments tend to be punctuated with a delivery of fresh flowers. But value for money can sometimes be hard to come by when ordering online. That’s where Kristy Henderson and the team at Stylish Scents enter with a constant supply of the freshest flowers, establishing themselves as the go-to florist in the North Ryde area.
Kristy, who worked at the florist before taking the helm 10 years ago, knew from an early age she wanted to be a florist opting to complete her Year 10 work experience in the industry. After completing Year 12, she couldn’t ignore the urge and set her sights on working within floristry, creating bespoke arrangements in the store she now owns.
Buying flowers from a reputable source is something Kristy is passionate about, visiting the market in Sydney up to four times a week. And it’s something she wants to instil in people who currently buy online. “There are lots of online florists that actually aren’t florists, they’re just people on the telephone who take the orders and then they send it through to the florists to actually do,” taking a third party cut which the majority of customers aren’t aware of. “They’re sneaky because they make you think that they’re a florist.”
And it’s the customer that’s losing out when it comes to quality, quantity and affordability. “When you’re ordering $50 of flowers from us you’re getting $50 of flowers, whereas if you order with them you are more likely to get $30 of flowers.” Which can be the difference between making a heartfelt gesture or a cheap misstep on Valentine’s Day.
Stylish Scents support the community that supports them through financial and voucher donations to local organisations and schools. They are also contributors to the wider financial support the Cox’s Road Mall offers to local sporting organisations like the Soccer team.
Flowers might be the main event at Stylish Scents, but Kristy also sells a range of chocolates, candles, diffusers, teddy’s and balloons, making sure you strike the right note with your loved ones on their special occasion. And with delivery all over Sydney, there’s no excuse to miss marking that special occasion with flowers