Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Woman behind the Wax, Interview with the Owner of Sinful Scents!

Who are the women (and sometimes men!) who make this wax addiction a possibility? Whose hands actually created these lovely tarts and candles that scent my home? If you are anything like me, these are probably some of the things you have wondered. So I asked Mrs. Lindsay Coleman, the owner of Sinful Scents if she would like to do an interview with Life, Love and Fragrance. I am so excited that she said yes! So without further ado, the woman behind the wax!

Owner of Sinful Scents,  Lindsay Coleman!
Would you like to tell us a little bit about yourself? I'm 26 years old. I was born and raised in IL and currently live in FL. I am married to my childhood sweetheart and have two amazing puppies, a husky and a husky mix. I am employed full time for my in-law's termite and pest control company.

How did you learn how to make tarts and candles? 
I learned to make tarts & shots when the candle season started slowing down. I started doing YouTube videos, believe it or not and just tweaked the formulas to make them my own. 

When did Sinful Scents open for business?
January 1, 2011.

What made you decide to start Sinful Scents?
I've always wanted to have my own business. Not mainly for the money part, but I wanted something to call my own, something I could stand back and say, "Wow I did this!" and something I could be proud to show off. My husband's aunt is a huge help since she has her own jewelry and bottlecap accessories business and she introduced me to Etsy, which is where Sinful Scents was born.
Peppermint Swizzle Stick!

How did you come up with the name, Sinful Scents? 
I actually came up with the slogan first, "Products so fragrant, they should be a sin." Sinful Scents just fell into place after that. 

Does Sinful Scents have a store front? 
Currently I only sell Sinful Scents products online, but one day I definitely want to have a store front. 

What makes Sinful Scents different from other vendors?
I would definitely say the scent list! If you're looking for something sexy, sassy and sinful, Sinful Scents is the perfect place.

Do you use soy, paraffin or a blend? What are your opinions about each?
6oz Candle in Tin
Sinful Scents only carries soy wax. It's just a personal preference.  Most of the larger, well known candle/wax companies carry paraffin or a paraffin blend. It's difficult to find anyone that carries a 100% soy wax. I personally love the idea that soy wax is a renewable resource and it will burn twice as long as paraffin wax in a candle.
What is your best selling form, Tarts, Shots, or Melts?
Soy Shots are my #1 best seller!

Do you have an all time favorite scent, or does it change periodically? 
My all time favorite wax scent is Blue Bizzle in the Hizzle, which smells just like a fresh baked blueberry cobbler. My favorite lip candy flavor is Pink Lemonade. My favorite lotion scent is Sweet Nectar, which is a sumptuous blend of nectarine, honey, and delicate white florals.
Is your favorite scent also a best seller with your fans? 
Lip Candy!
My favorite scents do sell well, but I can't say they are my top sellers. Butter Pecan is the #1 in lip candy. Holiday Hunk is #1 in wax. Secret Lover is #1 in lotion.

Any new scents or products that we can look forward to? 
I am ALWAYS testing out new scents, so the list is ever-changing. As far as new product, I just recently added liquid hand soap. They only come in one scent Shake Your Coconuts right now, but they will soon be available in any scent on the list.

I see you have room sprays, soaps, and lip balms as well; do you have current plans to expand on these items? 
Eventually I plan on adding Body Spritz in the near future. I am always open to suggestions as well.

How do you come up with the fun names for your scents? 
I can't take all the credit for the scent names. They were created with the help of my family and an amazing candle friend of mine. 

Mango Tangerine Shea Butter Soap!

Do you do custom blends on request? 
ABSOLUTELY! If I don't have a particular scent that a customer is looking for, I can definitely find it. A few of the in-house blends that can be found on the scent list are ones that customers have requested. 

Have you converted many of your friends and family into wax addicts? YES! My mother-in-law LOVES candles and you will always find one burning in her home and now I'm converting her to tart melting. My mother was the same way growing up, which is probably where my love of candles came from.

What is your favorite type of warmer, Tealight or Electric? Why? I love my electric warmers! I have both electric and tealight, but I no longer use my tealight warmers. Personally, if I want something with a flame, I'll light up a candle. I mainly burn candles in the winter time.

If you could invite anyone to dinner who would it be? What would you serve? 

This is a tough one. It would probably be all of the great candle friends that I've met in the last couple of months. I would serve lasagna, it's probably my specialty next to wax slingin'. 
We love sales! Would you like to share a special sale with us? 
Just for taking the time to get to know the woman behind Sinful Scents, I am offering a Buy One, Get One Free sale on all of my soy shots. Simply add the scents you would like to purchase and I will double your order. Code:SASSYBOGO  
 Sale will end on Sunday, October 2nd 2011 at 11:59pm EST

 Thank you so much Lindsay!
You can check out Sinful Scents on Facebook. 
And her website


  1. Fabulous interview on both your parts! I hope this is the first of many interviews. Lindsay, love your scent names!

  2. Thanks Lulu! We both had a great time putting it together.

  3. Terrific interview! Love the questions and the answers. Thanks Nicole for enlightening us with your interviews. Sinful Scents is always coming up with new scents and such pleasant customer relations. Asolutely love ALL the Lip Candy. Scents names are fantastic. Liquid hand soap..Hmmm...Guess I am going to have to try Lindsay's new product.

  4. Great Interview! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck with your business Lindsay.

  5. Thank you so much, everyone! This interview was so much fun and Nicole was a pleasure to work with :)