For close to 20 years, since receiving her accreditation as an Aromatherapist, four time RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award nominee Kathleen Quinlan dreamt of opening her own aromatherapy store where she could sell her hand blended products made in the old European tradition. Since the completion of her training, Kathleen spent many years perfecting her recipes. In 2009, after many years of selling her products informally, Fiore Botanica was born online from Montreal. Despite the online store launch, the dream was still incomplete. A bricks and mortar space was the next step in the Fiore Botanica journey, and in February 2013 the first retail space opened on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Due to the rapid rise of the company, Kathleen joined forces with best friend Phaedra Charlton-Huskins in May 2013. The further growth of the company and an increasing demand for Fiore products in hotels necessitated two expansions. The story now continues in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where in 2016, Fiore Botanica's products were featured at the GBK Celebrity Gift Lounges Honouring the Golden Globes and MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters.