“What is a mum but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights” ~ Robert Brault

“What is a mum but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights” ~ Robert Brault

Mothers and Daughters

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, I’m offering a 10% discount on all container candles, including Bespoke orders on my Etsy page before Monday 11th March, just quote: SOMETHINGSPECIAL at the checkout to redeem!

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Rock ‘n’ Rose Revisited

Rock ‘n’ Rose Revisited

White Swarovski

Hi!

As was promised here is one of the scented, sparkling creations I made. I will be offering a choice of 4 different fragrances from my range, they are highly scented to try to avoid them being burnt as really, they are meant to be mainly for display purposes. Because of the Swarovski crystals I wouldn’t advise them being burnt unless these were removed first as burning crystal I’m sure doesn’t smell all that appealing 😉

The candles will come in 4 standard colours: Peach, Light Blue, Light Pink, and White. Alternative colours and larger orders are also possible, contact me to discuss.

Show & Smell!

Show & Smell!

Hi!

This weekend I was busy making swarovski encrusted scented wedding pillar candles so that I can take some pictures to put up on Etsy. Those swarovski crystals suuure are fiddly!!

 I wanted to share some exciting news with you and that is that today Monday 25th February, The Secret Scent Societe’ has been handpicked to appear on an online showcase for uk creative businesses called ukhandmade. I don’t know which of my products they have chosen to promote but I feel very flattered and can’t wait to see it! The listing will go live today and you can see it here:

http://www.ukhandmade.co.uk/showcase

*New* Reed Diffusers!

*New* Reed Diffusers!

Vintage Gardenia Reed Diffuser 3Reed Diffusers are a perfectly harmless and effective way of fragrancing your home and office as they contain just a handful of ingredients, the active ingredients (reeds and a special diffuser oil) serving as a unique vessel through which to carry the fragrance until it disperses into the air.

Diffusers are particularly great because they last quite awhile – up to 5 or 6 months and the only real maintenance they require is a regular turning of the reeds so that the reeds can continue to disperse the fragrance without them getting completely saturated. Also when your fragrance runs out you can reuse the bottle and just purchase more diffuser oil and reeds so it works out to be very economical indeed.

There is also no flame so you can happily leave them to scent a room without fear of setting anything alight and of course The Secret Scent Societe’ diffusers come in an array of unique, luxurious and highly fragrant scents including our new “Vintage Gardenia” with Gardenia Flower and Sandalwood and RoseGold with Rose and another secret ingredient 😉

I will keep you posted as to when they will be available for sale. Right now I’m trying to source suitable packaging!

 

Pin Ups!

Pin Ups!

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Hi!

I hope you’re wrapping up warm! It’s starting to get very cold all of a sudden! brrr!

I FINALLY received my new reed diffuser bottles and made my first one on Monday night. I made it to give as a gift so I hope they like it!

I’m still trying to decide which fragrances I’d like to make for my new reed diffusers.

Which is your favourite scent? (see fragrance descriptions below). All fragrances are available to buy in candle form from my etsy page.

Ambrosial Peach: Ambrosial Peach has a sultry mix of fresh and fragrant Peaches and another secret ingredient. This elegant, sensual and classic aroma is quiet but dangerously captivating.

Black Frost combines Tomato Leaf, a gourmand, vanillic heart of Tonka Bean, zesty Orange and other secret ingredients to create an unusual, creamy, sophisticated, and highly addictive fragrance.

3 AM has a powdery, sweet, floral fragrance and is made up of Baby Powder, a heart of Ylang Ylang, smoky Nag Champa and other secret ingredients. This is a confident, opulent, glamorous fragrance that makes an impression and really lingers.

I’m also working on 5 new fragrances: Anniversary, Vintage Gardenia, RoseGold, Lavender, With Love and Imperial Jasmine.

Also, I joined Pinterest yesterday so if you’d like to see more of what I’m working on then Pin me!

http://pinterest.com/scentsociete/

 

CRAFTMANSHIP…I salute thee

CRAFTMANSHIP…I salute thee

As I’m now a creative business owner myself I’m finding that I’m increasingly more aware of, inspired by and impressed by the work of other designer/makers/crafters. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to express yourself in a creative way, and to get better over time as you hone your craft. 

I salute Laduree.

Laduree, are good at cakes (or Patisserie as the snooty french like to call it). And they are PARTICULARLY good at this heavenly creation Rose St Honore that has the delicate flavour of roses, with chantilly cream on a rose iced flaky puff pastry, and raspberry compote in the middle. This is luxury and extravagence on another level.

The design: Impressive. The execution: Flawless. My addiction: HIGH.

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