Scenterview: Coconut Lime Mojito

Scenterview: Coconut Lime Mojito

It's Time to Relax with Coconut Lime Mojito! 

The Happy Lotus: Hi!  It's that time again ... another 'scenterview' with one of my candles.  And helllloooo there, coconut lime mojito!  
Coconut Lime Mojito: Hey there!
  
THL: Tell us about yourself - you smell amazing!  
CLM: Oh!  Well, thanks!  When it's time to chill out, look no further than me.  I'm made up of coconut, lime, and the slightest hint or orange.  

THL: Orange? I can't smell that at all!
CLM: Ya know, to tell you the truth, I can't either, but I can tell ya that the refreshing lime is the perfect companion to the sweet coconut!

A Look At What I Do: Behind the Scents at The Happy Lotus

A Look At What I Do: Behind the Scents at The Happy Lotus

Behind the Scents at The Happy Lotus   

Did you know the pictures on my website are taken by me? Yep! I've enjoyed photography my whole life, and for a while I actually debated on going to school to become a photographer.

Truth? When I realized nights and weekends would be a requirement for what I wanted to do, (at least temporarily), it was a deal breaker for me.  However, I still continue to educate myself; there's always something new and exciting to learn!   

While making candles is a creative process, I also *really* enjoy setting up and taking photos shoots of my candles. I use props around my house, but it's also nice (and a job perk!), to buy a prop that I can reuse as decor.

Scenterview: Awakening

Scenterview: Awakening

It's time to awaken your senses with the latest scenterview, Awakening!  

The Happy Lotus: Hello!  Today I'd like to welcome 'awakening' to the interview room!
Awakening:  Hello, everyone!    

THL: Wow, I'm picking up on some vanilla right away with you; am I right?
Awakening: Yes, you are!  I'm an elaborate fragrance.  Once you smell the vanilla, the next scents are musk and sandalwood. 

THL: Ooooo... *sniffs* ... I feel like there are also some fruity undertones as well?
Awakening: Yes, but here's where I get complicated.  You can find jasmine, lavender, orange, balsam, lemon AND grapefruit oils as well!

Scenterview: Cape Cod Hydrangea

Scenterview: Cape Cod Hydrangea

Cape Cod Hydrangea, Tell Us a Little About Yourself! 

Hey!  Today, we're meeting up with Heather's latest scent, 'cape cod hydrangea for a scenterview!  

The Happy Lotus: Welcome to our latest scenterview with our newest scent, cape cod hydrangea!  Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Cape Cod Hydrangea: I'm sweet with a hint of spice, showing off notes of lily, carnation, and orange. 

Scenterview: One Night Stand

Scenterview: One Night Stand

Welcome to the (top) shelf, One Night Stand!

The Happy Lotus: Well, let me just say, it's quite the honor to interview such an interesting candle.  Tell me about yourself!
One Night Stand: Well, I've got a little bit of masculine and a little bit of feminine to me, making me the perfect fragrance to burn any time of day or night.

THL: I like candles that have both, nice touch.  What scents are you comprised of?
ONS: I do, too!  It's tough to really declare a scent as either masculine or feminine, but I think musk scents are thought of as masculine, while florals are more feminine.  But the truth is in the eye of the beholder, or the "smeller" in this case.  I'm made up of woody and musk base notes, with herbs & amber, then infused with essential oils including sage, lavander, and orange.

Scenterview: Pop the Cork

Scenterview: Pop the Cork

Pop the Cork, Tell Us a Little About Yourself! 

The Happy Lotus: Welcome to the shop, 'pop the cork'!  Let's learn a little more about ya! 
Pop the Cork: Hello!  I'm here and I'm ready to whoop it up candle style!  If you've got a reason to celebrate, look no further than my name!
THL: How would you describe yourself?
PTC: I'm full of creamy vanilla, strawberry & sweet fruit notes, and consider myself to be a party for your nose!
THL: Are you on the strong spectrum when it comes to scent?
PTC:  When you walk in a room, it's obvious I'm there, but I don't run up and start demanding your attention.  I like to mingle, so I make my way through the room subtly ... it's only when you're right next to me that you can really drink me in.

Scenterview: Not Your Afternoon Tea

Scenterview: Not Your Afternoon Tea

Not Your Afternoon Tea, Tell Us a Little About Yourself! 

Hi there!  It's time for another 'scenterview' with one of my candles.  It's really hard to make a decision online when buying beauty products, clothes, and it's tough for candles, too!  Questions of whether you and your scent will be a good match are normal, and hopefully these scenterviews will help to make up your mind.  Without further hesitation, let's swing the light towards 'not your afternoon tea'!

The Happy Lotus: first and foremost, what makes up your scent?
Not Your Afternoon Tea: I'm a smorgasbord of scents!  I've got leather, amber, tobacco, musk, black tea, pepper, teakwood,  sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood & pimento berry in my makeup.

Scenterview: Bubble Bath

Scenterview: Bubble Bath

Bubble Bath, Tell Us a Little About Yourself! 

Hi there!  I wanted to take a moment to introduce bubble bath to my standard scent lineup!  Read on for what this candle has to say:

The Happy Lotus: What notes make up your scent?
Bubble Bath: Well, I like to think of myself as a linger-er, if that's a word?  I've got some grapes and roses that mix really well with geranium and patchouli.

THL: Patchouli?! Yuck!  
BB: *Rolls eyes*  You know, patchouli gets SUCH a bad rap!  Did you know the scents relaxsoap on a ropethe spa, and innocencejust to name a few, have patchouli in them?  People hear the word patchouli and want to run for the hills, but it's in a lot of us candles and I can assure you that it's NOT the only thing you'll smell!