Escape Through Scent
To enable Escape Through Scent no matter what mood, or room you are in.
That is what 'Scentscapology' means - 'escape through scent'.
It is our word.
Where did it all start?
Lockdown one, whilst juggling homeschooling, a pre-schooler whose nursery was closed,
my freelance copywriting life and my husband taking on the planned two-year renovation of our very old farmhouse
using natural, and at times, quite stinky materials.
Amongst this chaos, it was the denial of a really simple joy that got me plotting -
I was not able to just ‘pop out’ on pay day and buy an affordable treat for the house or a friend’s birthday,
such as a scented candle.
As a creative soul (but a terrible baker and cook) I decided I would learn to make scented candles that would
inspire moods and punctuate a day at home (because that is where we all were ALL the time).
Importantly though, pretty, clean, professional looking candles that my friends would like to receive
and actually use in their homes. No fluff, puff or unnecessary bits.
We had moved from London (and a long spell of garden-free flats) a few years ago and now have a mature garden,
for which we are eternally grateful. I had begun to understand seasonality, smells, growing produce and finally -
how to actually garden (I’m still learning!). In fact, I took my initial inspiration from the garden.
I walked around, cataloguing what we had, how it smelt and then I set to work to find suppliers who made
paraben free, cruelty free and vegan friendly fragrance oils I could work with.
My first five fragrances were designed entirely from walking around the garden and feeling confident that the oils
I had sourced lived up to the ‘real deal’ outside.
Candles, but make them pretty!
I wanted to bring the inspiration for Scentscapology to every part of the product and that included the labels.
I am not a minimalist. There. My house is not modern, it doesn’t have level floors and there are no square corners.
There are white walls in most rooms but they are lime washed and bumpy, not smooth and still.
Shadows look wonky on them, quite rightly so.
I soon realised that in designing my own brand and labels, I needed to be authentic.
My business was home based, my environment inspired me, I love colour, texture, quirk, vintage and antique
bits BUT I also LOVE pretty things.
And that is how I came to utilise the house and garden for the labels.
All of our product labels feature vignettes, shot in and around the house; scenes to
inspire and contemplate as you enjoy the scent.
Small and meaningful.
All Scentscapology products are currently made by me, Siobhan.
They are all cured under the 350 year old thatch and hopefully imbued with at least some of its prevailing spirit.
I make our products in small batches, on a weekly basis and some to order.
I really hope that when you purchase a Scentscapology product, you can escape through scent - and enjoy the view!