There is always something new going on with By the Bay Botanicals. Today, and this week for that matter, we're ordering new oils, trying some new blended fragrances and testing these oil mixes in our candles. There is a bit of a process with this. While some candle companies can list "so what haven't we done yet, that we should do when it comes to different and unique fragrances". With By the Bay Botanicals we start with what destinations haven't we covered and then ask, what does that destination smell like? For instance, you just fly to a destination, get off the plane and breathe in the air - what does it smell like? This is how we first go about creating our candles. The destination is first, then the aroma. For those who don't know our candle line, Destination Scenstations is all about the destination - capturing the memories, put it in scent form so you can enjoy the "vacation" any time you want. This is why many people say, its like taking a vacation in a jar. Currently we offer over 25 varieties of destination inspired fragrant palm wax candles, but we aren't stopping there. As we brainstorm different ideas for future scents, we write down those ideas then work with our oil suppliers to come up with possible matches with the scents to the destinations. Our current goal is to work on 3-4 different sets of aromas for a Hawaiian, an Old West, and a Caribbean candle collection. With Hawaii alone there are dozens of unique fragrances - from pineapple to plumeria. Considering all the possible combinations with the goals we have for each type of collection, we have a lot of testing to do. Testing current oil samples rating their potency when burned and working up some fun names for these destination inspired aromas can be fun - the creative process always seems to be, but there is a lot of work to it too. By the end of January we should have our list narrowed and in February we'll announce those results.
Just for fun, Care to take a stab at what fragrances you think we'll be using in the Hawaiian, Old West, and Caribbean collections? It would be neat to see if bright minds think alike. Use the comment button below and feel free to share on twitter and facebook, ok? - Michelle, By the Bay Botanicals
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