Speak Scents - Reimagine fragrance

By Madeleine Patel

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Speak Scents - Reimagine Fragrance

Project 2022-11-01 00:12:00 +1300

Help us bring Speak Scents to the world!

 

We’re on a mission to disrupt the fragrance industry, right here from New Zealand.

 

The way we consume fragrance hasn't changed in a really long time. Most of us have had an experience of walking into a store looking for a fragrance or cologne and feeling completely confused! Just like wine, it can feel like you don’t know enough to make a decision, or your nose can even stop working after smelling a few options. It's overwhelming, intimidating and completely unrelatable. 

 

Speak was born from experiencing this frustration ourselves and seeing how data could be used to solve problems. It dawned on us that we could help people find scents they loved, while also making quality fragrance more accessible.

 

After two years of researching the global fragrance market, developing our unique scent algorithm, hunting down a master perfumer to help us design and formulate our range and convincing a formulation factory to help us bring our vision to life, we’re so excited to give you the chance to pre-order our scents at never to be repeated pieces AND get your hands on limited edition merch!

 

 

UPDATE

 

Thank you all so much for the early support you have shown us already!

We never thought we'd reach our minimum target this early in the campaign. Now we really want to shoot for the stars so we've introduced new Stretch Goals! If we reach these goals, we could introduce new products we've been dreaming of, as early as next year! A larger range means an even better matching experience for our customers and a travel range has been requested since we started.

 

PLUS as a token of our heartfelt appreciation, everyone who pledges will receive a Speak pin with their order if we reach $10,000!

 

So keep supporting by pre-ordering and keep reading to learn more, pledge and share!

 

 

 

New Goal 1: $10,000 

$10,000 will help us introduce a Travel Range in 2023! 

10ml travel range for a quick spritz on the go. Includes a robust travel case - the perfect size for your bag or backpack to keep your bottle looking pristine and easily in reach. 

All backers will receive 50% off their first travel pack when available - a code will be sent directly to backers if we meet this goal. (Designs may differ from what is shown). 

 

New Goal 2: $20,000 

$20,000 will allow us to introduce two new scents to the range in 2023!

We never thought we'd be able to expand the range this early, but we can with your support! More variety in the range means even better matches for our customers, and more options to grow your scent wardrobe. Help us create even more of the original, gender neutral scents you love, and be able to offer these internationally!  

All backers will receive a free sample of the new scents once available (NZ-wide). 

 

But we can only disrupt the fragrance industry with your support. Will you join us?

We are super stoked to be so close to launching Speak Scents! But developing fragrance is an expensive business. We need your help to pay for a large formulation order so we can turn our products into reality and bring Speak to the world.

 

With over 700,000 possible answer combinations, our Scent Profile helps people wade through the confusing jargon to find a scent they love.

Here's a snapshot of the range:

Our scents are also:

French quality: Crafted in Grasse, France and designed and made right here in NZ

Customisable: Each scent can be custom branded by you. Create your own look or embrace your inner minimalist and leave the bottle as is

Gender neutral: We don't believe in gendered smells - you like what you like!

Travel-friendly: A size that you can pop in your bag and mix and match to build your scent wardrobe  

Once the campaign has closed, we’ll send you a link to find your perfect scent match, so you can let us know which fragrance you’d like to receive from your pledge.

 

Want to know more?

How do I chose my scent? 

Speak Scents asks you a few questions to understand your preferences and matches you to the best two scents from our range, using our scent profile - a smart matching algorithm for fragrance. Once the campaign is successful, we’ll send you a link to fill out your profile and be matched to the best two scents for you. You can let us know which of the two you’d prefer, or order both if you selected that reward!

 

Can I receive more then two scents?

Of course! If you’re after three or four scents, once you’ve filled out your profile, we’ll suggest other scents you may like.

 

Can I select a scent I want rather than being matched, once the campaign is successful?

Sure can! Our scent profile suggests the best match based on your answers, but if you see something else you’d prefer to try, just let us know and we’ll send the option of your choice. 

 

How do sample packs work? 

Our sample pack includes two 3ml scents so you can try before you commit to a full sized bottle. Once you’re matched, we’ll send your matches as a sample size.

 

Will I get my order before Christmas? 

We’ll do our very best to get your orders sent in time for Christmas but we can’t guarantee it and they may be sent in January. We are at the mercy of suppliers and couriers who are very busy at this time of year! 

 

Will you have different clothing sizes available? 

Our sweatshirts will have a range of male and female sizes available, bucket hats come in one size and our socks will be available in two sizes. We’ll confirm your size preference where applicable once the campaign is successful. 

 

What colours do the sweatshirts come in?

We have two limited edition designs to choose from - "Heaven Scent" and Smellin Right". Colours are differnet between male and female options:

 

 

What colours do the bucket hats come in?

We have just introduced a navy colour way for those not so keen on pink! Both hats are intended to be unisex and are a one size fits all style.

 

 

Can I buy Speak Scents merch once the campaign has closed?

We've designed this range of clothing especially for the PledgeMe campaign, as a limited run. These designs won't be available in future so get pledging if you see something you like!

 

Where can I buy Speak Scents?

For now, get your orders in right here on PedgeMe so you can try the range at never to be repeated pre-sale prices, but once our platform launches to the general public, you can find your match and purchase at speakscents.com.

 

Where are your scents made?

Our range is designed and bottled in New Zealand, and made in France. We chose to make the scents in France so we could guarantee premium quality in a region that is known for fragrance world-wide. It was also important to us to keep a strong connection to New Zealand, so we have chosen to keep as much of the process here, including formulation and bottling.

When does the platform and range launch to the public?

If the campaign is successsful, we will launch to the general public later this year! This means our matching platform will be live, and we will have different pricing available. But we need your help to get there so get pledging!

 

Where do rewards ship to?

For now, our campaign rewards include free shipping New Zealand wide only, but if you would like to ship overseas feel free to get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

 

For all enquiries, contact Madeleine Patel: [email protected]

Please note: Shipping addresses will be confirmed closer to the ship date. Please make sure your email address is up to date in your PledgeMe profile!

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Two days to go!

05/12/2022 at 7:17 PM

Hello everyone,

We wanted to say a big thank you all so much for supporting our journey so far. We can't believe there's only two days to go! 

Last week was a big week at Speak - we recieved our bulk fragrance and our boxes and met some of you at the Harbourside market in Wellington - we are so so close to launching! After a few dramas with the local delivery company, we took matters into our own hands and collected the fragrance ourselves - picture 20L pails, an aromatic Mazda 3 and much swearing.. #startuplife. Proof below 😂 

With only two days to go, we really need your friend groups, socials and work Teams chats buzzing with our campaign to help us get towards our $10,000 stretch goal! We have big dreams and a bold vision that most people thought we were crazy to persue, and we need your help to get us there. Remember - any questions at all, feel free to message us at [email protected].

We are so very grateful for your support!

Much love,

Mads and Ankit 

You need to pledge to see this update.

Stretch Goals live! Help us get to $10,000 + Speak pins for all

16/11/2022 at 3:41 PM

Hey team,

After we reached our minimum target yesterday we put our heads together on what next and have introduced two new stretch goals - check them out! 

We have an epic travel range we've love to develop if we get to $10,000 - we've had requests to introduce a 10ml travel size since we first started developing the range. And if we get to $20,000, we'll be able to expand the range - which means even better matches for you! 

As a small but very heartfelt thanks, every backer will also receive a free Speak pin with their order if we reach $10,000. 

So keep pledging, keep sharing and help us get to $10,000! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

Mads and Ankit

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

Thank you and Welcome!

13/11/2022 at 12:46 PM

Hello everyone, 

We wanted to say a quick hello and a big welcome to the Speak movement! Thank you all so much for supporting our journey.

We can't believe we are already over 85% of the way to our minimum target! We set this minimum not really knowing what reception the campaign would get, and have dreams of smashing it out of the water and raising as much as we can for our formulation.

Thanks for all your amazing messages and support - it really helps and gives us a little pick me up every time we read your kind words. 

Keep sharing the campaign with friends and family and help us see how big we can get it! Any questions at all, feel free to message us at [email protected].

We are so grateful for your support!

Mads and Ankit 

 

    Pledgers 74

    Natasha
    20/11/2022 at 4:58pm
    Jake Firman
    19/11/2022 at 9:00am

    "Love your work, you two! "

    Chris
    17/11/2022 at 7:49pm

    "Very cool, you’ve got it! "

    Mike
    17/11/2022 at 9:48am
    Vadim
    17/11/2022 at 7:43am
    Lingyu
    16/11/2022 at 10:08pm

    "Go my friends !!"

    Saskia Thornton
    16/11/2022 at 4:17pm

    "All the best! "

    Jb
    15/11/2022 at 10:25pm
    Priyanka Patel
    15/11/2022 at 9:17pm

    "Good luck! Can't wait to get my bucket hat :) "

    William Hung
    15/11/2022 at 8:30pm
    Victoria Lai
    15/11/2022 at 7:49pm
    Zach Davies
    15/11/2022 at 4:42pm

    "Congratulations Mads, very exciting!!!"

    Cara Maennchen
    15/11/2022 at 11:47am
    Andre Caraco
    15/11/2022 at 9:32am
    Kanitha Ouk
    15/11/2022 at 9:22am

    "Congratulations you two! This is so awesome!! Wishing you all the best and can't wait to have some Speak Scents."

    Glenn Campbell
    14/11/2022 at 7:34pm

    "Great stuff Mads and Ankit...looking forward to continuing to follow the journey! Love your thinking on how to raise the cash! Glenn Campbell"

    Jacky Laverty
    14/11/2022 at 2:41pm

    "Thumbs up to the two of you. Hope this brings you over the line. Any further stage scent testers needed, hit me up. ;)) Cheers, Jax"

    Albert Cook
    13/11/2022 at 10:48am
    Pri
    12/11/2022 at 11:10pm

    "Mad hat flex over the summer ;)"

    Ella
    12/11/2022 at 3:49pm

    "Looks fantastic! "

    Honey Carmody
    11/11/2022 at 8:36pm
    Byron Terris
    11/11/2022 at 3:03pm

    "Lets make this a success together. Also, I really want a Heaven Scent jumper..."

    Anonymous pledger
    11/11/2022 at 2:49pm

    "Another navy one too please Madz x"

    Anonymous pledger
    11/11/2022 at 2:48pm

    "As discussed if I can get this in navy that would be fab! "

    Taz Bruce
    11/11/2022 at 10:44am

    "Goodluck!"

    Anna Devcich
    11/11/2022 at 8:56am
    Caitlin Eves
    10/11/2022 at 10:05pm
    Lyncia Podmore
    10/11/2022 at 8:51pm
    Claudia Grave
    10/11/2022 at 7:55pm

    "Proud of you guys!!!"

    Ruth
    10/11/2022 at 7:24pm

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    Followers of Speak Scents - Reimagine fragrance

    Speak Scents - Reimagine Fragrance

    Project 2022-11-01 00:12:00 +1300

    Help us bring Speak Scents to the world!

     

    We’re on a mission to disrupt the fragrance industry, right here from New Zealand.

     

    The way we consume fragrance hasn't changed in a really long time. Most of us have had an experience of walking into a store looking for a fragrance or cologne and feeling completely confused! Just like wine, it can feel like you don’t know enough to make a decision, or your nose can even stop working after smelling a few options. It's overwhelming, intimidating and completely unrelatable. 

     

    Speak was born from experiencing this frustration ourselves and seeing how data could be used to solve problems. It dawned on us that we could help people find scents they loved, while also making quality fragrance more accessible.

     

    After two years of researching the global fragrance market, developing our unique scent algorithm, hunting down a master perfumer to help us design and formulate our range and convincing a formulation factory to help us bring our vision to life, we’re so excited to give you the chance to pre-order our scents at never to be repeated pieces AND get your hands on limited edition merch!

     

     

    UPDATE

     

    Thank you all so much for the early support you have shown us already!

    We never thought we'd reach our minimum target this early in the campaign. Now we really want to shoot for the stars so we've introduced new Stretch Goals! If we reach these goals, we could introduce new products we've been dreaming of, as early as next year! A larger range means an even better matching experience for our customers and a travel range has been requested since we started.

     

    PLUS as a token of our heartfelt appreciation, everyone who pledges will receive a Speak pin with their order if we reach $10,000!

     

    So keep supporting by pre-ordering and keep reading to learn more, pledge and share!

     

     

     

    New Goal 1: $10,000 

    $10,000 will help us introduce a Travel Range in 2023! 

    10ml travel range for a quick spritz on the go. Includes a robust travel case - the perfect size for your bag or backpack to keep your bottle looking pristine and easily in reach. 

    All backers will receive 50% off their first travel pack when available - a code will be sent directly to backers if we meet this goal. (Designs may differ from what is shown). 

     

    New Goal 2: $20,000 

    $20,000 will allow us to introduce two new scents to the range in 2023!

    We never thought we'd be able to expand the range this early, but we can with your support! More variety in the range means even better matches for our customers, and more options to grow your scent wardrobe. Help us create even more of the original, gender neutral scents you love, and be able to offer these internationally!  

    All backers will receive a free sample of the new scents once available (NZ-wide). 

     

    But we can only disrupt the fragrance industry with your support. Will you join us?

    We are super stoked to be so close to launching Speak Scents! But developing fragrance is an expensive business. We need your help to pay for a large formulation order so we can turn our products into reality and bring Speak to the world.

     

    With over 700,000 possible answer combinations, our Scent Profile helps people wade through the confusing jargon to find a scent they love.

    Here's a snapshot of the range:

    Our scents are also:

    French quality: Crafted in Grasse, France and designed and made right here in NZ

    Customisable: Each scent can be custom branded by you. Create your own look or embrace your inner minimalist and leave the bottle as is

    Gender neutral: We don't believe in gendered smells - you like what you like!

    Travel-friendly: A size that you can pop in your bag and mix and match to build your scent wardrobe  

    Once the campaign has closed, we’ll send you a link to find your perfect scent match, so you can let us know which fragrance you’d like to receive from your pledge.

     

    Want to know more?

    How do I chose my scent? 

    Speak Scents asks you a few questions to understand your preferences and matches you to the best two scents from our range, using our scent profile - a smart matching algorithm for fragrance. Once the campaign is successful, we’ll send you a link to fill out your profile and be matched to the best two scents for you. You can let us know which of the two you’d prefer, or order both if you selected that reward!

     

    Can I receive more then two scents?

    Of course! If you’re after three or four scents, once you’ve filled out your profile, we’ll suggest other scents you may like.

     

    Can I select a scent I want rather than being matched, once the campaign is successful?

    Sure can! Our scent profile suggests the best match based on your answers, but if you see something else you’d prefer to try, just let us know and we’ll send the option of your choice. 

     

    How do sample packs work? 

    Our sample pack includes two 3ml scents so you can try before you commit to a full sized bottle. Once you’re matched, we’ll send your matches as a sample size.

     

    Will I get my order before Christmas? 

    We’ll do our very best to get your orders sent in time for Christmas but we can’t guarantee it and they may be sent in January. We are at the mercy of suppliers and couriers who are very busy at this time of year! 

     

    Will you have different clothing sizes available? 

    Our sweatshirts will have a range of male and female sizes available, bucket hats come in one size and our socks will be available in two sizes. We’ll confirm your size preference where applicable once the campaign is successful. 

     

    What colours do the sweatshirts come in?

    We have two limited edition designs to choose from - "Heaven Scent" and Smellin Right". Colours are differnet between male and female options:

     

     

    What colours do the bucket hats come in?

    We have just introduced a navy colour way for those not so keen on pink! Both hats are intended to be unisex and are a one size fits all style.

     

     

    Can I buy Speak Scents merch once the campaign has closed?

    We've designed this range of clothing especially for the PledgeMe campaign, as a limited run. These designs won't be available in future so get pledging if you see something you like!

     

    Where can I buy Speak Scents?

    For now, get your orders in right here on PedgeMe so you can try the range at never to be repeated pre-sale prices, but once our platform launches to the general public, you can find your match and purchase at speakscents.com.

     

    Where are your scents made?

    Our range is designed and bottled in New Zealand, and made in France. We chose to make the scents in France so we could guarantee premium quality in a region that is known for fragrance world-wide. It was also important to us to keep a strong connection to New Zealand, so we have chosen to keep as much of the process here, including formulation and bottling.

    When does the platform and range launch to the public?

    If the campaign is successsful, we will launch to the general public later this year! This means our matching platform will be live, and we will have different pricing available. But we need your help to get there so get pledging!

     

    Where do rewards ship to?

    For now, our campaign rewards include free shipping New Zealand wide only, but if you would like to ship overseas feel free to get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

     

    For all enquiries, contact Madeleine Patel: [email protected]

    Please note: Shipping addresses will be confirmed closer to the ship date. Please make sure your email address is up to date in your PledgeMe profile!

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    Two days to go!

    05/12/2022 at 7:17 PM

    Hello everyone,

    We wanted to say a big thank you all so much for supporting our journey so far. We can't believe there's only two days to go! 

    Last week was a big week at Speak - we recieved our bulk fragrance and our boxes and met some of you at the Harbourside market in Wellington - we are so so close to launching! After a few dramas with the local delivery company, we took matters into our own hands and collected the fragrance ourselves - picture 20L pails, an aromatic Mazda 3 and much swearing.. #startuplife. Proof below 😂 

    With only two days to go, we really need your friend groups, socials and work Teams chats buzzing with our campaign to help us get towards our $10,000 stretch goal! We have big dreams and a bold vision that most people thought we were crazy to persue, and we need your help to get us there. Remember - any questions at all, feel free to message us at [email protected].

    We are so very grateful for your support!

    Much love,

    Mads and Ankit 

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Stretch Goals live! Help us get to $10,000 + Speak pins for all

    16/11/2022 at 3:41 PM

    Hey team,

    After we reached our minimum target yesterday we put our heads together on what next and have introduced two new stretch goals - check them out! 

    We have an epic travel range we've love to develop if we get to $10,000 - we've had requests to introduce a 10ml travel size since we first started developing the range. And if we get to $20,000, we'll be able to expand the range - which means even better matches for you! 

    As a small but very heartfelt thanks, every backer will also receive a free Speak pin with their order if we reach $10,000. 

    So keep pledging, keep sharing and help us get to $10,000! 

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

    Mads and Ankit

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Thank you and Welcome!

    13/11/2022 at 12:46 PM

    Hello everyone, 

    We wanted to say a quick hello and a big welcome to the Speak movement! Thank you all so much for supporting our journey.

    We can't believe we are already over 85% of the way to our minimum target! We set this minimum not really knowing what reception the campaign would get, and have dreams of smashing it out of the water and raising as much as we can for our formulation.

    Thanks for all your amazing messages and support - it really helps and gives us a little pick me up every time we read your kind words. 

    Keep sharing the campaign with friends and family and help us see how big we can get it! Any questions at all, feel free to message us at [email protected].

    We are so grateful for your support!

    Mads and Ankit 

     
      Natasha
      20/11/2022 at 4:58pm
      Jake Firman
      19/11/2022 at 9:00am

      "Love your work, you two! "

      Chris
      17/11/2022 at 7:49pm

      "Very cool, you’ve got it! "

      Mike
      17/11/2022 at 9:48am
      Vadim
      17/11/2022 at 7:43am
      Lingyu
      16/11/2022 at 10:08pm

      "Go my friends !!"

      Saskia Thornton
      16/11/2022 at 4:17pm

      "All the best! "

      Jb
      15/11/2022 at 10:25pm
      Priyanka Patel
      15/11/2022 at 9:17pm

      "Good luck! Can't wait to get my bucket hat :) "

      William Hung
      15/11/2022 at 8:30pm
      Victoria Lai
      15/11/2022 at 7:49pm
      Zach Davies
      15/11/2022 at 4:42pm

      "Congratulations Mads, very exciting!!!"

      Cara Maennchen
      15/11/2022 at 11:47am
      Andre Caraco
      15/11/2022 at 9:32am
      Kanitha Ouk
      15/11/2022 at 9:22am

      "Congratulations you two! This is so awesome!! Wishing you all the best and can't wait to have some Speak Scents."

      Glenn Campbell
      14/11/2022 at 7:34pm

      "Great stuff Mads and Ankit...looking forward to continuing to follow the journey! Love your thinking on how to raise the cash! Glenn Campbell"

      Jacky Laverty
      14/11/2022 at 2:41pm

      "Thumbs up to the two of you. Hope this brings you over the line. Any further stage scent testers needed, hit me up. ;)) Cheers, Jax"

      Albert Cook
      13/11/2022 at 10:48am
      Pri
      12/11/2022 at 11:10pm

      "Mad hat flex over the summer ;)"

      Ella
      12/11/2022 at 3:49pm

      "Looks fantastic! "

      Honey Carmody
      11/11/2022 at 8:36pm
      Byron Terris
      11/11/2022 at 3:03pm

      "Lets make this a success together. Also, I really want a Heaven Scent jumper..."

      Anonymous pledger
      11/11/2022 at 2:49pm

      "Another navy one too please Madz x"

      Anonymous pledger
      11/11/2022 at 2:48pm

      "As discussed if I can get this in navy that would be fab! "

      Taz Bruce
      11/11/2022 at 10:44am

      "Goodluck!"

      Anna Devcich
      11/11/2022 at 8:56am
      Caitlin Eves
      10/11/2022 at 10:05pm
      Lyncia Podmore
      10/11/2022 at 8:51pm
      Claudia Grave
      10/11/2022 at 7:55pm

      "Proud of you guys!!!"

      Ruth
      10/11/2022 at 7:24pm

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