"Every scent has a story."
The idea to include a story with every candle was not really planned. Much like the idea to start a candle business it happened very organically at a time when I needed it.
I started making candles as a way to distract myself. I needed somewhere to channel my anxiety and depression that had become all-consuming after leaving my career as a television producer. At the time, I hadn't realized how much I missed being a storyteller. Looking back, I now see how the candle stories where the direct result of the salvage mission I was on (and still continue) as I searched through the debris that once was my career and my identity.
I continue to tell the stories related to each candle because it reminds me of the passion that goes into creating them. But even more importantly, sharing these stories is also about connecting and staying connected with others. After all, what's the point of a salvage mission if you don't get to show those little discoveries of our most authentic selves - the pieces of us that made themselves seen at times when it's much easier to just see it all as wreckage.
So without any further ado... Here's the original story along with an update to the story about the handcrafted candle scent "Dolly's Smoky Mountains:"
The original story of Dolly's Smoky Mountains
The Dolly story continued:
If this has piqued your interest, you can buy Dolly's Smoky Mountains handcrafted candles here.