I am not ready to give up on summer, not just yet. I’ve been on a coconut-infused excursion, and it’s been great!
During the day, I wear a dab of Coco Mango fragrance oil. The mango is lush and sweet, but deftly kept in check by the tropically creamy coconut.
In the evenings, I use Black Coconut fragrance oil as a house scent. These two varieties of Coconut could not be more different from each other. Black Coconut is (as its name suggests) darkly roasted, which gives it a surprising sophistication. Its sweetness is elusive, hiding deep down in the lower layers of this fragrance, so you’re most likely to catch it after the scent wafts past you.
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I’m so excited for you to visit it and enjoy the improvements I’ve made for you:
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I’ve been opening bottles and sniffing fragrances to come up with better definitions as I redesign the marketplace section of the website. The sniffing scents part is a lot of fun – I always enjoyed standing at the fragrance case in our brick & mortar shop and letting customers explore our vast selection. Two people trying on the same scent would often feel completely different about the scent. Describing a fragrance can get tricky because not only do individuals pick up on different fragrance notes, but our reactions to those notes are deeply personal. The memories that flood ones senses after a sniff are unique.
A few years ago, our fragrance house created an entirely new blend for us. It was absolutely delicious and quite complex: every time one of us would sniff it, we’d discover a new layer of every imaginable berry or melon. As if defining it wasn’t challenging enough, we just couldn’t come up with a suitable name for the new scent. Finally, we decided to let the customers name it. For two weeks, we asked everyone who came to the shop sample the oil and add a name suggestion to the box. We got some great suggestions, and eventually had to draw a name from the narrowed-down choices. What really struck me again was just how unique the associations are that we connect to scents.
With that in mind, I hope you appreciate the descriptions I’ve written. I’ve also drawn on my years and years of experiencing customer reactions as well. I welcome hearing your own descriptions as you re-visit time tested fragrance friends, and meet new ones.
~ Amy Cousin
Thank you, Dictionary.com. I thought redux was the appropriate word to describe what’s going on at SMB, but it turns out to be refined.
If you’ve been following Sirius Mind and Body on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen me post something to the effect of “updating the website.” and wondered, sheesh – how many times do you have to update?
The short and simple answer: A lot.
I am constantly looking for ways to refine your online experience with me and SMB to make it the most enjoyable website you visit. That requires me to frequently assess what is / isn’t working and what’s new in software and apps on the market. To tell the truth, I really like trying out new software & apps. Delving into what apps can do for my business is right up there on my list of favorite biz activities along with creating jewelry, buying jewelry making supplies, drinking coffee (oh yes it is a biz activity) and exploring hardware stores – especially local Mom & Pop stores. I’m not saying that I’m the best at tweaking apps or writing my own code, but I really enjoy figuring out what’s going to work best for my customers.
My latest project is refining the marketplace or shopping cart. I finally found a platform that is accessible, easy to use and flexible enough to grow with SMB’s needs. Yay! My goal is to launch the new marketplace next weekend. I think you’ll like it, and I can’t wait for you to try it. In the meantime, I’m sharing some of the ins and outs of this redesign.
Next post: Do you smell what I smell? Describing fragrances in terms everyone can agree upon.
~ Amy Cousin
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|Remember the fragrance case at our brick & mortar shop?|