LANSDALE — The newest winner of Lansdale's Business of the Month award is one that has brought a new look, and new fragrances, to Main Street.
Scent and Sip, located at 323 W. Main St., and owner Jen Burnley were recognized with the monthly award by councilwoman Carrie Hawkins Charlton.
"At Scent and Sip, you can create your own signature scent, by experimenting with 150 fragrances and 30 scent-able products. The creations are endless," said Hawkins Charlton.
Scent and Sip opened in 2017 and offers unique and custom-made fragrances in the forms of candles, bath, body and hair care products, lotions, gels, beard oil, and more. Hawkins Charlton said the store's three top sellers are candles, sugar scrubs and mists.
"The products are natural, cruelty-free, and most are organic. Jen is currently testing new products, such as slime — sure to be a hit with the under-10 crowd," Hawkins Charlton said.
Other products like aftershaves and scents for pets are always being cooked up, according to Hawkins Charlton, and the owner has observed some interesting trends over the past two years.
"Jen has noticed that some scents may be related to cultural events, and other scents that just convey emotional feeling," she said.
"Consistently, random visitors will come in and choose the exact same scent in the same week. Clove and hazelnut are just a few examples, that have been popular in the past month," Hawkins Charlton said.
A rose scent has been the most popular of 2019 so far, and those who stop in the shop can purchase pre-made products, or make their own at the store's blending bar. Hawkins Charlton suggested making a reservation ahead of time, because most weekend require a wait list.
"Scent and Sip welcomes celebrations of all types. You can also gather your friends, family, book club or other group, and host a part in their private party room," she said.
The store has hosted parties for those from four to over 100 years old, and those parties are BYOB, for bring your own beverage. Council member Mary Fuller added that Scent and Sip has also been recognized by local nonprofit Variety Club as a community partner that helps those with disabilities learn job skills and join the workforce.
Burnley even unveiled a new scent at the April 24 council meeting, a Lansdale-themed perfume that will kick off her "Aromaplaces" series of scents. Burnley gave out dozens of small bottles of the scent to those who attended the council meeting, and said proceeds will go to local nonprofit food pantry Manna on Main Street.
"Scent and Sip also has big future plans, including a second location in the Lehigh Valley, and also the possibility of marketing Scent and Sip as a franchise business," Hawkins Charlton said.
"Personally, I'm so excited that Jen and her family chose Lansdale as their location for Scent and Sip. I love being able to walk in and pick up candles as gifts for friends and family, as well as just stopping in to say hello," she said.
Burnley thanked her family for their support, and said she was glad to be able to contribute to her community by donating proceeds from the "Aromaplaces" line.
"We're very proud to launch this collection, and to be able to give back to the community. That means so much to us," she said.
Scent and Sip is located at 323 W. Main Street and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.