A few weekends ago I was invited by the fabulous people at Scentsy to Meridian Idaho, for the ultimate Scentsy experience! I'm guessing that most of you know, but for those of you who don't... Scentsy is the industry's leader in the wickless candle and ceramic warmer business.
The Scentsy company is owned by the most amazingly down to earth, friendly couple, Orville and Heidi Thompson. Orville, being the entrepreneurial mastermind that he was, decided to buy the once tiny, home-based Scentsy business from two Utah Mom's and make it into the thriving, amazing product that it is now. As I learned from all of the amazing stories while on my trip, making Scentsy as successful as it is, was no easy task. It took tons of hard work, time and faith from the Thompson's family and friends to grow this business into what it is today. You can read the whole Scentsy story here. It's really good :)
If you've read our blog long enough you KNOW that we are already super-fans of Scentsy, so I was beyond thrilled to head out to Idaho to hear more for myself what Scentsy was all about. Little did I know, I was in for a real treat! After a short plane ride I headed to Hotel 43 to get settled in before meeting up with a few other bloggers and some of the Scentsy executives. My first clue that this trip would be full of fabulous things to come, was when I first walked into my room. The cute Scentsy girls already had one of their adorable new plug-ins and my most favorite scent (Sunkissed Citrus) melting, making it feel just like home. It was SUCH a nice surprise!
After fighting the urge to just flop on the bed and take a nap for 2 days, in my yummy smelling room (ha!), I headed down to meet everyone for dinner!
Afterwards we split up and headed to an actual Scentsy party at a consultants home. On the way there we even took a quick detour to the old shipping container that the Thompson's first started making their Scentsy bars in, when they didn't have anywhere else to produce their products.
The party was so fun. We were able to smell all the amazing products, brows through pages of beautiful warmers and purchase a bunch of items from Scentsy's new catalog. Lindsay was the perfect host and a total trooper for letting all of us crazy bloggers bombard her house for the night.
Thanks Lindsay! :)
The next morning was filled with lots of Scentsy goodness...
We started out by touring the Scentsy headquarters and meeting the creative directors, designers and savvy business people who make Scentsy run. Afterwards we got the chance to visit with Orville and Heidi and even go through the standard "fragrance training" class that Scentsy requires for most of their employees.
I honestly can't tell you which part of the trip was my favorite. Getting to know the couple that made Scentsy larger than life, finding out about how each warmer is created and then handcrafted, or having the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the coolest cats in the Scentsy biz :)
It was an awesome experience, and I'm more then honored to be able to share with all of you how truly amazing the Scentsy corporation really is. I must say that I've never felt more happiness, enthusiasm, passion, drive or generosity in any other company that I've had a chance to work with.
Thank you Scentsy, for sharing your aromatic world with me. I can't wait to get my new products and delicious smells in the mail soon!