Meet the team: Paul
Paul co-founded the Cosy Aromas brand alongside his wife, Tamar! Before getting into the scent world, Paul dreamed of being an architect and even has a secret that nobody in the Cosy team knows about! Find out more about Paul below.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I had always wanted to be an architect. However, there came a very pivotal moment in my life where I had the opportunity to actually become an apprentice at an architects firm, a dream come true right?
But at the time, I was working as a junior designer and I was enjoying that so much I turned down the apprentice role. I felt my calling was design instead!
Describe your job in three words
Rewarding, fulfilling and demanding!
What does your average day at Cosy Aromas HQ involve?
Although I did design for a long while, my passion was always marketing so my average day at Cosy Aromas HQ is heavily focused on marketing and thinking of creative ways to generate sales.
What's your favourite Cosy Aromas scent?
Definitely Rhubarb and Rose, although there are so many that come a very close second!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
I love going for walks with Tamar and our chief sniffer dog, Willow.
We also have a touring caravan so whenever we can, Tamar, Willow and I travel in that locally and across the UK for mini-holidays.
What piece of advice would you give your teenage self?
Have more patience. Most things do not happen overnight!
If you think things are tough, they could be worse, so appreciate what’s happening in the moment and be present.
Which three celebrities – dead or alive – would you have to a dinner party?
Got to be Michael Owen, my childhood hero! Then Jeremy Clarkson and Jeff Bezos.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose and why?
I would freeze time. Imagine how much you could get done if you did that? We’d get so many more orders packaged in half the time!
What’s one thing your Cosy Aromas colleagues might not know about you?
Weirdly enough, my colleagues probably don’t know that I was a football referee for a year when I was 16! I did the 12-week training course and everything – plus I got paid £10 a week for it!