When I made the decision to join Scentsy I found that I would necessarily be exposed to a whole host of fragrances that I have never experienced in the entire span of my short life. For example, recently I was exposed to the scent entitled “Bergamot Bay Scentsy Bar.” The product description of this scent accessible on the Scentsy website reads, “Classic bergamot is captured beautifully in this outdoorsy, eye-opening scent, accented by crisp notes of juniper berry, bay leaf and white sandalwood.” The categories to which this particular scent was assigned are (1) Discontinued Bars, (2) Fragrance Collections and (3) New Releases.
I was not familiar with the term “bergamot.” My research revealed that the bergamot is a citrus fruit with a strong scent that physically resembles an orange but possesses a color closer to that of a lemon. At this point I took the opportunity to actually smell the Scentsy bar. Not having ever smelled an actual bergamot orange, I do not know how closely this Scentsy bar mimics its scent. What I can say is that the scent aligned with what I would think a fruit encompassing all the description and research I had ingested thus far.
What remained curious to me is were the categories assigned to the Bergamot Scentsy bar. It seems inconsistent to me that any Scentsy bar would be assigned to both “Discontinued Bars” and “New Releases.” Obviously labeling a Scentsy Bar as discontinued suggests that it is not a new release. Perhaps the strong scent emanating from the Bergamot Scentsy bar evokes a sense of contradiction the way it fuses both sweet and sour notes. Although my research is far from over I suspect this mystery will remain just that. It is however one of the many aspects of the job I have experienced since I made the decision to join Scentsy that makes the job an interesting one.