We had the good fortune of connecting with Kency Robles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kency, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Fragrant Accents started itself, I just named it! I was in a very dark place. Feeling lost and without purpose. Just before candles smacked me in the face- I was considering going back to school. Attempt at being a nurse. Thinking hopefully, I would find my purpose there. I knew that I wanted to serve. Wanted to help anyone that was even slightly feeling like me. Just to be able to lighten someone’s day by even the slightest-well it would have been everything to me. I know exactly when the thought struck but not sure how it manifested itself. All I know is that once the seed planted itself of becoming a candle making entrepreneur, I could not think of anything else! I fell in love with the idea. And it flew. Within weeks I was testing. Within months, Fragrant Accents was official.
What should our readers know about your business?
Candle making is a great joy to me, each candle gets a bit of my heart! I prefer to hand pour in small batches this allows me to really focus on my product and it’s quality. I launched running , I began to create candles before I even had the knowledge of running a business. My website has just been created after nearly three months of being in the market and it did make the process a bit more hectic but I got a chance to really speak to my customers. And everyone has been so patient and loving. I feel truly blessed!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
As a mom of three, my place to go is Memorial Park. I am close to the zoo (who doesn’t love the zoo?), Cockrell Butterfly Center (it’s a bit of magic), a little boat paddling, and/or a relaxing walk in the Japanese garden. The possibilities are endless!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have never felt more gratitude in my heart for my family, friends and community for supporting my vision from the gecko!