We had the good fortune of connecting with Marsheena Riggsbee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marsheena, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson my business has taught me is you must have patience. Patience is a virtue & when first starting your business you will need a lot of it. You will have busy days & slow days but no matter what never give up. You must always remember “GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT”. God’s timing is not always your timing but when he shows up he will show out.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My candle company is unique for many reasons. First, the aroma from my candles can be smelled within 7 mins of being lit. You definitely can’t find that in every candle. The quality of my wax & the robust scents I use set my candle line apart from the rest just with one flick of the wick. I’m most proud of my consistency to provide high quality candles & keeping my content creative. I’ve gotten to where I am today by having faith, never giving up & believing in myself/brand. It has not been easy but it has definitely been worth it. I’ve overcome the new business owner challenges by following other great business owners & also getting great marketing advise from a very close business owner/friend of mine. I’ve learned that you will spend way more in the beginning than you will earn. I want the world to know that my brand is FUN & VIBRANT just like the owner. My candles literally make your home/office feel brand new. The names alone (24 Karats, Strawberry Martini, The Jumpoff etc) are enough to let you know this brand is like no other candle you’ve ever witnessed.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d definitely take them to The Breakfast Klub for breakfast. The Turkey Leg Hut/Taste Bar & Kitchen/Pappadeaux for lunch. Steak 48/Willie G’s for dinner. Kamp Houston/Prospect Park/The Address for some night life fun.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout first & foremost goes out to GOD because without him none of this would be possible. Secondly, I’d like to shoutout my family, partner, supporters & my followers. The support has been major just within a year from all over the world & I’m truly grateful for it all. Shoutout to my hometown DC for supporting me from miles away. I definitely have to shoutout Houston because this city has truly embraced me like it’s own. The love has been real & I love y’all back.

Website: www.descentcandle.com

Instagram: de_scent_candles

Facebook: De’ Scent Candles

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Marsheena Riggsbee

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