So what do I do whilst we’re all self isolating and there are no shows/events for the foreseeable future? Make candles perhaps? Yes I would normally but as I made over 1500 candles, 120 Reed Diffusers and 60 Hand & Body Wash for the Ideal Home Show, which was cancelled because of Covid 19, then I have plenty of stock.
So what else? Develop new fragrances? Yes and I’m really pleased with my first two new fragrances – Havana Nights (Tobacco, Wood & Cognac) and Warm Embers (Honey, Sandalwood & Patchouli) and the reaction from customers has been fantastic. The third new fragrance for 2020, which will be available in June is Coastal Retreat. An exotic blue candle which contains an intoxicating blend of Sea Salt & Wood Sage. Customer feedback following testing is that this candle is going to be a real winner! Also watch out for Fireside – a limited edition fragrance especially for those that have wood burning stoves and would like the smell of burning wood to go with the visual aspect of the fire. Unique and different.
So as my brain continues to keep working I now have the time to develop my Gift Pack Collection which will be ready by mid/late June. There will be a 3 Candle Gift Set which will be hand wrapped with my branded wrapping paper and finished with red satin ribbon and bow – the perfect gift for a candle lover! More Gift Sets will be launched with a ‘mix & match’ choice of candles, reed diffusers and body wash. These items will be individually wrapped in branded tissue paper, hand wrapped with my own wrappimg paper and finished with red satin ribbon and bow.
Its been really hard work sourcing bespoke gift boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper both printed with my logo. I’m just waiting for the final bits & pieces and then everything will be photographed and ready for you to order. They will look fantastic and will make the perfect gift for fragrance lovers. Real luxury!
See the image at the top for a sneak preview of the 3 Candle Gift Set prototype.
I would also like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for your continued support. In the absence of shows and events, your continued purchasing of my products through the website or Amazon is really helping to cushion the effect of no show income. So thank you for helping my small business stay afloat in the most difficult trading conditions I have ever known.
Please stay safe, and until we’re back communicating with you in person, take care.