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$209
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 12 2018 6:41 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Gift Set
Gift Set

 

I have three passions: wine, upcycling, and candles. I decided to combine our three passions and create Wicks & Spirits. Wicks & Spirits is a family-owned business located in Southern Maryland. I hand clean, de-label,  cut, and polish bottles that were donated by family, friends, and local businesses. We fill our candles with 100 Eco Soya Wax. I also design and create my own labeling and packaging. 

Since our inception in November 2017, we participated in over 5 events (Holiday Craft Fairs and Bazaars) and did very well with visibility and sales. I sold out during two events. 

I seek funds that allow me to move from craft fairs to Wine & Spirit Festivals. The vendors fees are much more. Participating in these festivals will help us reach our target audience. Some of these festivals bring in over 10,000 spectators. If we participate in at least 5 festivals in 2018 it will help us become a more sustainable company.  The money will be used for securing our booth space and purchasing a tent for outdoor events and signage. Also allows us to giveaway wax melt samples. 

We already have at least 10 festivals identified including the National Cherry Blossom Wine Festival in Washington, DC. 

In addition, we have been selected to sell our products in a local boutique. So we need funds to meet the owner's deadline to get our stuff up and running. 

Here is a list of our current scents:

Apples and Maple Bourbon - A fall favorite that is a twist on the traditional apple fragrance. We start with fresh apples and blend in a touch of vanilla, maple, and a punch of smooth bourbon.  

Banana Boat - This banana with coconut and mango is as fun scent. 

Black Cherry Cabernet - You will love our version of this addictive blend of dark cherry, black raspberry and sumptuous Cabernet. Heaven in a bottle!  

Brandied Pear - A sweet indulgence of ripe, juicy pear and cask aged brandy. 

Burgundy Wine & Roses Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.  

Cabernet - The sweet aroma of wild grapes enhanced with hints of strawberries and sweet sugary notes with a light alcoholic background. A wonderful aroma of red sweet cabernet wine.  

Cabernet Sauvignon - Sweet aroma of wild grapes enhanced with hints of strawberries and sweet sugary notes with a light alcoholic background.

Catawba - Sweet wine with undertones of raspberry, current, and rose petals.  

Chardonnay - A lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish.  

Cranberry Citrus Swizzle - Sweet orange and zesty lemon peel are perfectly balanced with tangy cranberry in this bright fruity blend. Hints of green enhance the natural sensation as the warmth of wood and spice enriches the texture of the berry accord. A final touch of vanilla musk finishes the fruit creation.  

Coco Mango-Tini - This magnificent island aroma bursts with scents of fresh mango and coconut shavings. Sweet undertones of sugared musk blend to complete this tropical paradise.  

Coconut Lime Breeze A base of grated coconut and sweet vanilla blends with sugared musk to complete the exotic sensation.  

Elderberry Wine A sweet aromatic scent, somewhat like very sweet strawberries and currants with a touch of air.  

Honey Apple Sweet apple, Anjou pear and hints of ripe nectarine paired with honey butter, vanilla sugar, coconut milk and soft musk.  

Hot Maple Toddy A warm, after dinner drink with pronounced notes of maple and rum, leading to a buttery, creamy vanilla and caramelized sugar base note.  

Mandarin Mimosa The top sparkles with crisp dew fruit, mandarin oranges, tangerines and sweet berries. The heart combines a medley of pineapple, mimosa blossoms, peaches, plums, fruity jasmine and soft lavender.  

Midnight Merlot Velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background.

Mulberry Wine Classic mulberry enhanced by cinnamon stick, wild berries and bitter orange peels.  

Mulled Cider An apple cinnamon type "wine" that will make you dream about sitting in front of a fire on a cold winter's night. Super Strong!

Muscadine Wine Wonderful aroma of fresh grapes, blackberries, and woodsy base notes.  

Napa Valley This fragrance is a complex blend of aged wine, lilac, vanilla, violets, and lilies, with a light musky base note.  

Orange Pekoe Tea Warm with a hint of spice, this homey scent will have you relaxing in no time.  

Peach on the Beach Classic tropical mixed drink that blends fresh pineapple and orange with tart cranberries. Notes of vodka and fresh peaches with peach schnapps give this fragrance its "true to life" scent.

Shiraz The aromas and flavors of Shiraz vary with wine style and region, but are usually blackberry, plums, and pepper in varying degrees.  

Spiked Vanilla Cinnamon Full bodied scent of spicy cinnamon with the sweet and creamy accords of vanilla with a splash of whiskey. This mouthwatering scent evokes the excitement of the fall and holiday seasons.  

Tuscan Wine Luxury fragrance beginning with top notes of black grapes, strawberry, and red wine; followed by middle notes of white flowers and sweet cinnamon; and sits on dry wood notes.  

Vino Blend The sweet scent of plump cabernet, merlot, and zinfandel grapes.  

Warm Wassail Commonly known as mulled wine, wassail has evoked the festive spirit and good cheer of Christmas for centuries. Our Wassail fragrance oil is a warm and inviting blend of oranges, lemons, apple spice, and cranberries.  

White Tea and Ginger White tea, yuzu, lemon, bergamot, and ginger; followed by middle notes of Earl Grey tea, rose, nutmeg, and geranium; sitting on base notes of woods, musk, and berries.  

White Zinfandel Aroma of fruity dry pink wine with undertones of red raspberries, currents, strawberries and rose petals with a light alcoholic background. A wonderful aroma of zinfandel wine.  

White Wine and Roses An exquisite blend of the aromas of wild grapes enhanced with hints of fermented sugars and a floral bouquet of fresh picked red rose petals, jasmine blossom, and bitter geranium.

 

Christmas Purchases
Christmas Purchases

 

Local Craft Show Setup
Local Craft Show Setup

 

Candle Open House Party
Candle Open House Party

 

Christmas Bazaar Setup
Christmas Bazaar Setup

 

Christmas Festival Setup
Christmas Festival Setup

 

 

We take the tops of the cut bottles to make tea-light covers
We take the tops of the cut bottles to make tea-light covers

 

We take the tops of the cut bottles to make tea-light covers
We take the tops of the cut bottles to make tea-light covers

 

Risks and challenges

The challenge is being able to meet deadlines to participate in Wine and Spirit Festivals and to get our products in a local boutique. If we don't get backers we will work very hard to sale products to reach our goals, we will work day and night to promote and sell to raise capital.

Another, challenge is that I lost my job over a year ago and have been unsuccessful obtaining employment (35 job interviews later). I decided to create my own opportunity. So, I don't have the security of using my 9 to 5 to help secure booth space. But I am dedicated to this vision. I do everything myself by hand to save on start up cost.

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    I will send you 100% soy wax candle made with a wood wick and hand poured into an upcycled WINE bottle. You pick from the following scents: Midnight Merlot, Black Cherry Cabernet, Catawba, Elderberry Wine, Mulled Wine, Mulberry Wine, Napa Valley, or Vino Blend.

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- (30 days)