Our Founders

Leanne Haining and Scott Kelly met in southern Turkey in 1993, whilst exploring the exotic fragrant filled bazaars of the East.

Their experiences travelling through the Middle East, India and South East Asia invigorated an appreciation for life's simpler pleasures. Upon their return to Sydney in 1995, this life changing experience motivated Scott and Leanne to create a beautiful range of bath, body and home fragrance products that enhance and celebrate everyday rituals.

Urban Rituelle emerged from the creative pool of an inner city Sydney designers market, while Leanne was studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Ceramics. Leanne continually draws inspiration for the collections from her love of art, travel, fashion, textile design & graphic imagery.

The success of the initial product launch at the Sydney Gift & Homewares Fair in 1999, drove Scott to leave his employment within the film industry, committing fully to the common goal shared with Leanne, of establishing a company with International brand status.

Leanne's background in Retail, Visual Merchandising and Design was complemented by Scott's years of experience in Business Management and Marketing, their combined skill set steering Urban Rituelle from its infancy in a Sydney market, to the successful international business it has become today.

In the summer of 2004, Leanne and Scott were married and now have 2 daughters. Success for Leanne and Scott is about complimenting each other in the nurturing and growth of their team and company, raising their two lovely girls, with a balanced and wholesome lifestyle.

In 2016 Urban Rituelle proudly celebrates 17 years in business. Leanne and Scott remain driven to continue to expand their business with plans of further growth in Australia and international markets. They are inspired to continually innovate and develop new product ranges and strive to be leaders in their field.