Well here we are at last and we are delighted to welcome you to our world of fragrance and colour that we hope will lift your mood and your spirit.
Our products have been in the planning stages for months. Moving from what was a creative passion, into a fully fledge business has been an amazing experience and we have all learnt so many lessons and acquired new skills along the way. Our family and friends have put up with endless questions, requests for opinions and demands to test each new development. Now we want to thank them all for their patience, support, understanding and honesty.
When we first started our journey to create memories from scents, I don't think we really knew what we were getting ourselves into. From the very first concept meeting we knew we wanted to create something different to the plethora of home fragrance products already available.
We started, of course, by perfecting the fragrances. This was one of the most difficult tasks we've ever attempted. It reminded me of chemistry lessons at school, but these essential oils mixing sessions went on for days until we got the balance of each ingredient just right. We wanted to recreate scents that would trigger memories and feelings - not just use tried and tested combinations. Its safe to say we now have a newfound respect for these powerful biotics that harness the very essence of nature.
Then we had to agree on the glass container. We wanted something more unique and beautiful than the standard straight walled glass used by many other products. We all loved the curves of the exquisite tumbler we eventually found, which is made from tempered glass designed to withstand the ultra high temperatures of industrial dishwashers. The glass is blown into shape and hence has no joints or seams and is perfectly clear.
We also wanted to name our products according to their purpose rather than their ingredients. Hopefully you will agree that each one of our nine launch fragrances evokes the feelings described by its name. Trust me, Reinvigorate really will make you feel wide awake!
And then there was the use of colour. We wanted our candles to create a rainbow of vibrancy that would enhance any room and become a talking point, not a dust collector. Even our wax is coloured to give it a rich creamy look and feel.
Attention to detail has been an essential part of our process and this continues right into your home. To ensure you can use your candle right to the bottom of the glass, every scent has been wick tested to burn clean leaving no wax residue on the sides. We even include a taper in every box to make lighting the candle as easy as possible. You no longer have to hold the glass up-side-down to try and light the receding wick.
And ultimately our candles are designed to be burned. The cold throw is great, but the fragrance created by the wide melt pool will fill your room in no time. Displayed on a glass mirror plate, with a sprinkling of petals and crystals they really will make a statement!
And if you love our candles, then why not try one of our bespoke, customisable gift sets or reed diffusers. We will tell you all about them in future posts.
In the meantime, thank you for joining us, enjoy your complimentary samples and welcome to our new and exciting world of Sophie Cole Candles.