As I was testing new scents for 2016, I thought to myself that I would like to have some of my friends smell these new scents and give me their honest opinions. I thought that while they were smelling I could serve tea and treats. Sometimes a thought needs to become a reality. I invited three fiends from various backgrounds and occupations and they all indicated that they would love to come. I began to plan my first Pauper’s Candles Tea.
I have to give a pause and make a few statements. I live in Northern Idaho, on a dirt road, and have a quarter mile easement off my road to my solar powered home. I live in what I call snow country. If the temperatures rise during winter our road turns to slush and then mud. I was taking a chance by having my Pauper’s Tea at this time of year.
As the date for my Tea was approaching the temperatures were rising and we were getting rain and not snow. Our snow plow broke and was put in the shop not to be finished until after My Pauper’s Tea. Three days before my tea my road was a slushy mess and we could no longer drive our vehicles to our house. We had to walk the quarter mile easement and anything we needed to buy or take from our home we had to carry in our backpacks, or put on our sled to be pulled to our house or vehicle. I knew that my tea could not take place at my home. I started thinking what I could do. I could cancel or change the venue. I thought to myself where I could have a small gathering. I thought of a place in town and talked with one of my friends I had invited and she thought that this was a great idea and also suggested another spot she knew. I thought her suggestion was better and so I changed the venue to be at a place downtown that had a small coffee shop that opened early. All of my friends were so flexible and willing to meet downtown.
My first Pauper’s Tea became my first Pauper’s Coffee. The day arrived for my Pauper’s Coffee and it was raining. I had to gather everything I would need for my friends to sample me new candle scents in a backpack because I also had a wholesale order and online order that needed to be sent in the mail and I had to use the sled to pull them to my vehicle. As I was walking to my car with my rain jacket on, backpack on and orders on my sled covered with a tarp to protect them from the rain, I thought to myself, “Only in Northern Idaho” and “Only in North Idaho would people totally understand and not think this strange.
I arrived downtown at 8:25am and I was the first to arrive. I was excited because I was able to put together the tables and chairs and set everything out for my meeting. I then met my friends and as they arrived they were able to get coffee and treats. I started my Pauper’s Coffee by introducing all my friends to each other and then we began smelling the new scents. It always amazes me how personal scents can be and how each person has reasons why they like certain scents over others. Two hours later, I had gathered some terrific information to help me decide Pauper’s 2016 Candle Scents. I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Natalie, Jennifer, and Brooke for taking the time to smell new scents and give me your opinions. I had a wonderful time and hope you did too!
As I looked over the data I gathered from my Pauper’s Coffee with my friends, I decided Pauper’s Candles candle scents for 2016. Some scents remain, others discontinued and new scents added. Pauper’s Candle Company Candle Scents for 2016 are as follows:
Year Round Scents: LILAC, JASMINE, HONEYSUCKLE, VANILLA VELVET, FIG, WHITE GINGER AND AMBER, GRANDPA’S PIPE, RED CURRANT, LAVENDER, PATCHOULI LAVENDER, (NEW SCENTS) SALTY SEA AIR, SWEET ORANGE CHILI PEPPER, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, POMEGRANATE. TOMATO LEAF, BASIL SAGE MINT, CILANTRO N’ HERB, FRESH CUT GRASS, DIRT.
Spring / Summer Scents: HUCKLEBERRY, HAWAIIAN MIST, BLACKBERRY SAGE (NEW) TOASTED MARSHMALLOW.
Fall / Winter Scents: CINNAMON RED HOT, N. WOODS CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS CABIN, THREE TREES CINNAMON/CLOVE, PUMPKIN SPICE
I am excited for Pauper’s Candles 2016 Soy Candle Lines and Air Fresheners. I know that there is a scent for everyone to enjoy!
2 thoughts on “A Pauper’s Tea Destined to be A Pauper’s Coffee”
I am so excited about your new scents! And yes, you are so North Idaho…isn’t it wonderful though!!? Thank you for valuing my opinion and inviting me to your Pauper’s Coffee! I enjoyed every second! And congrats on narrowing down your new scent line! -Jennifer
What a great Idea.. and great way to get friends opinions on new scents. Wish I had “scratch and sniff” on my computer.. 🙂 I’d love to get a “TOASTED MARSHMALLOW”. ..( I’ll go to your Web, site and order it.) But wish I lived closer, and could go to your next “Candle Coffee”. Good luck with the new scents. ❤