Last year we had the amazing opportunity to go to the BlackPink In Your Area concert in Fort Worth, TX. A friend of a friend somehow had two free tickets, and since I was the only one that could make the drive from Austin that day I got to go! I met a friend in Dallas, and although our seats were in the very back row we were still in the very center with an amazing view of the stage.
The only way I can describe the concert is to imagine an EDM show from Skrillix, Deadmau5, etc. except add in live singing, sharp choreography, and some of the catchiest songs out there. It was nothing short of amazing. You would think all of these things would be sensory overload, but all together it just worked.
As a maker of soy wax candles, I wanted to capture a scent that reminded me of this concert and brought me the same kind of joy.
What I came up with was a blend of cherries, apples, peaches, strawberries and tangerines infused with natural essential oils. There's a lot of different notes of fragrance happening at once, but when they're blended together you get a complex and rich combination.
Finally, we had to come up with a name, which was obvious. Blackpink's catchphrase also happened to be the name of the concert, and using the name Blackpink In Your Area was a must.
--John Norman, Founder of Classy Smashed