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Portrait of a Scent

This post was originally shared in our email newsletter on March 8, 2024.

“You can almost feel the scratchiness of a Pendleton wool blanket draped over your shoulders.”

The New York Times about Wood Cabin

One of the magical attributes of candles and scent in general is their ability to evoke vivid images and a specific mood. And those associations are unique to each individual: We all perceive scents differently—and the distinctness of those perceptions is one of the wonderful things about being human. I love hearing Keapers share the imagery that comes to their minds when they smell their favorite scent.

Today I’m excited to invite all of you to share those literal images through a little friendly competition!

We are calling for anyone with a photo-snapping device to share a photo that captures the mood of your favorite Keap scent.

We’re looking for creative, fun, thoughtful (or even bizarre!) interpretations of what the scent conjures in your mind. It can be a landscape, a home setting, a facial expression, an animal, or anything else. The beauty of it is that there is no wrong answer, just what resonates with you.

You can enter a photo for any of our scents. Our very serious and official jury will be picking up to 6 photos per scent to be published on our website. This is not a huge newsletter so your odds of glory are high, especially if you are a fan of one our more niche scents!

To add to the fun, we have some exciting prizes:

All valid entries that comply with our terms and conditions will receive a $10 store credit, so everyone is winner. We’ll also have twelve finalists—picked by our community—who will receive a complimentary candle in their favorite scent.*

Keapers will then elect one grand prize winner to receive a year’s worth of subscription candles (12 candles).

In addition, finalists will each pick one of our partner nonprofits to receive a small donation.

Submissions are open until March 17. :)

  📷 😄 Submit a photo here 😄📷 

Have a great weekend!

— Harry from Keap, Steward-Owner

* Since we don’t have all our scents in stock, there may be a wait depending on your selection.

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