What about the scent creation - was it difficult to get the right one, how did you figure it out?
This is the part I'm most excited about -- the actual scent! The idea was to create a very realistic-smelling candle that reminds you of being in an actual damp, dank cave.
The trick for me, was trying to get it to smell like a cave troll, while still making it a pleasant scent. So realistic, but not gross. What I ended up with is really fantastic!!!
It's like a very mossy, damp, earthy scent with dirt, mushrooms, and even a bit of fungus, with a nice citrus/floral finish.
Trust me -- this smells like the real deal, but it's also somehow ADDICTIVE. Like, you can't stop smelling it. Weird, I know. But I think that's why this candle will be the ultimate immersive experience.
As for my process, I went through several iterations of this scent to get it just right. I mix and test the fragrance oils myself, blending many different notes together, and work with a perfume house to formulate it perfectly for our wax.
I might be the most excited for this scent, ever!
What do you hope people will get from this candle?
Well first, I hope people will first be prepared -- this is unlike any other candle you've ever experienced. It is NOT meant to smell like something you get from the big box stores or the big name brands. This is supposed to be an immersive candle - meaning, you light this when you're reading your favourite fantasy fiction, watching a scene of fighting orcs, or playing a tabletop game.
Second, I hope people fall in love with this very unique candle. It somehow is the perfect Spring candle too, because of how damp and mossy it is.... like Spring rain dripping down large rocks and settling into the dirt & mushrooms below. So hard to describe - so you just have to experience it for yourself.
I think this is a candle you'll be telling your friends about!