It has been said on numerous occasions by many knowledgeable individuals that when a person finally decides to join Scentsy they then start on a journey of transformation that can never truly be reversed. The veracity of this statement seems to be borne out by the numerous examples of Scentsy sales people who after their transformation bear no reflection to their former selves. Indeed it could be argued that when a person actually joins Scentsy he or she is in effect an actual different person entirely and not merely an altered version of the person they used to be.
It can be well understood that the reader of this article might be doubtful of this proposition that the person who made the decision to join Scentsy is no longer the same person who existed prior to this decision. It would not be unreasonable for them to take the position that St. Thomas took when he heard that the messiah had risen. In effect this doubting Thomas will not believe in the transformation of the Scentsy joiner unless he can place his metaphorical finger into the metaphorical messiah’s metaphorical wounds.
Again, all this behavior is perfectly reasonable and understandable. Be that as it may, the proof is in the pudding. Much like a room is transformed when the appropriately selected Sentsy bar is deployed and fills the room with an exotic aroma so too is the Scentsy salesperson transformed after making the decision to join Scentsy. The numerous complex details which comprise the exact, physical mechanism of this transformation is beyond the scope of this humble three hundred to five hundred word article. It is sufficient to say, however, that the transformation is real and not to be discounted. Those who chose to discount the veracity of the transformation described in these paragraphs do so at their peril.
When a person makes the decision to join Scentsy they will likely be exposed to numerous exotic scents. One such scent in particular is the scent entitled Mochadoodle. The scent is described on the website as “Delicious roasted coffee beans and cocoa balanced with sugar, caramel and heavy cream.” When I was first introduced to this scent I was instantly transported in my mind to a side walk cafe. I see myself sitting at a table where I am approached by a somewhat snooty waiter who asks me what I would like to order. His waxed handlebar moustache twitches oddly when he asks me this and his eyes dart from side to side. He makes me a little nervous and I have the uneasy sensation that I am being judged. I wonder who this man is to judge me but at the same time I feel awkward and unsure of myself. I muster the courage to order a café au lait and the waiter quickly turns and walks away presumably to place my order with the barista.
Once he leaves me I feel that I can relax a little. I watch people walking by. I smell the aroma of roasted coffee. People sit near me having conversations that I try to follow but their voices all blend together. After a while the snooty waiter reappears and places the café au lait in front of me on the table. I feel the nervousness return but he quickly leaves as fast as he arrived and my nervousness abates. I sit for a while and enjoy my drink. I begin to feel like I should return to my real life and without any discernable transition I find myself sitting at my desk holding the Mochadoodle Scentsy bar in my hand. This is just one of many scents I have explored ever since I made the decision to join Scentsy.
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.