Help Speak Scents Get To Stage 2 - Disrupting All Fragrance Shopping

By Madeleine Patel

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This campaign was successful and closed on 12/04/2024 at 11:00 AM.

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Help Speak Scents Get To Stage 2 - Disrupting All Fragrance Shopping

Project 2024-03-10 14:56:50 +1300

 

Help us reach the next stage in our journey!

 

We launched Speak Scents in early 2023 because we believe everyone deserves to smell amazing. Our epic PledgeMe supporters helped us launch our first ever product range, by doubling our target! Since then, our loyal customers have been loving our scents, and enjoying their scent matches using our handy online quiz, because finding your perfect fragrance is hard work. To power this deceptively simple quiz, we developed a unique algorithm, and along the way realised we could use this technology to also help our customers find their perfect fragrances from any brand.

 

Why are we here?

When you smell amazing, you feel that little bit more confident. And to smell amazing you need a scent that’s just right for you. Anyone who’s tried perfume shopping knows this is difficult! Something as important as how you smell should be based on who you are. So we're using using data to make this easier.

 

From then to now: Perfume to Perfume Technology 

We’re pretty excited about the opportunity to disrupt perfume retail to make it easier to find fragrance you love without the in-store headache, on a global scale! So - we are evolving from life as a perfume company, to a consumer technology platform (that also sells perfume, including our own signature range), and we need your help to do this.

 

 

 

We want to simplify your fragrance search and cut through the confusing jargon, overwhelming number of products and terrifying sales assistants to find fragrances you love, all through our online platform. Imagine being able to answer a few simple questions and being told exactly what you should try, online AND in stores!  

 

We need your support. 

We need your support to help us realise this vision and move our handy quiz to a fragrance recommendation platform that can transform perfume shopping globally.

 

 

Our long term vision is to convince retailers to use our technology in stores to help your shopping experience be waaaay better.

 
 

What we learned from our first year 

After a bit over a year in business Ankit and I have realised we can do this on a much greater scale, with bigger impact, if we use our technology across lots of different brands already out there, and help more people simplify their search for fragrance. So we need your help!

 

 

What's in it for you

We’ve heard our customers really love our products, so just for this campaign, we’re offering perfume bundles at outstanding, not-to-be-repeated prices. But don’t just take our word for it - listen to the people…

 

 

 

Our little buddy - the algorithm - is keen to learn from you

In return, we’re asking for feedback on your scent matches, once you’ve received them and had a chance to try them out. This feedback is really important in helping our algorithms get even smarter and learn more over time. We’ll follow up after you’ve tried your scents with a quick survey to capture this data.

 

Stretch goal: $20K 

Help us reach our stretch goal and launch our new personalised discovery kits!

 

 

The kits will include your personalised matches, but from our range. You’ll receive: your first match, second match and a wild card to compare to, all in handy sample sizes to try out first before committing to a bottle.

 

These kits are an important part of our new platform - they help check we’ve got your matches right and get your feedback first hand.

 

How do I get the goods?

Once the campaign closes and we (hopefully!) hit our target, we’ll send you a unique code that recognises you’ve already pledged, and for which reward. You can head to speakscents.com to find your matches by taking our quiz, enter your shipping details and unique code and we’ll send out your scents.

 

The future 

We’re committed to our vision: To simplify beauty discovery, starting with fragrance, using groundbreaking technology - to build the easiest way to find your favourite fragrance across all brands online and in store, in a much simpler, less confusing and overwhelming way so you can smell good and feel great without the headache. Once we have a proven prototype we’ll be building technology for stores.

 

What's next!

Once we’ve tested our prototype platform, we’ll be back with equity crowdfunding opportunities so you can truly join us in transforming a global industry! In the next stage of our journey, we’ll be convincing retailers to use our technology in stores to help make your perfume shopping experience easier. This means less unwanted impulse purchases, less half used bottles, and more confidence for you - smelling great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updates 4

One Day To Go! 🙌

11/04/2024 at 9:20 AM

Hello amazing supporters!

It's crunch time! We have just over 24 hours left for our campaign to reach it's minimum target of $15,000. And as you know - it's an all or nothing situation - if we don't reach the minimum, we don't get the cash. We're so close! 

If you know anyone at all who may be interested in any of these... 

- Limited edition Heaven Scent sweatshirt 

- Amazing deals on new fragrances 

- Access to an in demand data scientist to help your business understand your customers 

- Hearing tales of a startup's rollercoaster journey

...then please please share the campaign! The further we can spread the word, the better. 

Thanks so much for following our journey, your continued support, and your shares and kind messages on all the platforms. It really helps to keep us going. 

With endless gratitude, 

Mads & Ankit 

 

 

 

 

Four days to go! Help us spread the word

08/04/2024 at 2:50 PM

This is our last week and the last push to get our campaign over the line. We have a long way to go to reach our target and need all the help we can get to push the campaign in the last week! If all our supporters share it with just one person, it'd be a huuuuge help. 

We've also just brought back our limited edition sweatshirts! Only available for four more days. 

And for those of you who are closet data enthusiasts, we have workshops and recommendations  sessions to help businesses better understand their customer data. Tell someone who this could help! 

We are so very appreciative of all your support - we know it's tough out there at the moment. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

Mads & Ankit 

 

It's been a week already!

19/03/2024 at 3:20 PM

And we have already reached 17% of our goal! We're super stoked to have got this far already. If you believe in what we're doing though, we really need your help to share the campaign around. Even a quick post on the office slack or friendly watsapp group goes a long way! We have a bunch of rewards that aren't perfume and can help with your data and analytics needs too if you know anyone needing a hand. 

Lessgo! 

M&A 

 

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    Pledgers 56

    Anonymous pledger
    12/04/2024 at 9:57am

    "Good luck! "

    Anonymous pledger
    12/04/2024 at 9:57am

    "Well done xxx"

    Anonymous pledger
    12/04/2024 at 9:56am
    Anonymous pledger
    12/04/2024 at 9:55am

    "Fingers crossed!"

    Rosie Rattray
    12/04/2024 at 5:44am
    Sommer Corrigan
    11/04/2024 at 10:58pm

    "Smells like disruption is on its way 😉 With you all the way - Sommer & Kane"

    Celeste Fontein
    11/04/2024 at 10:30pm

    "Love your work team! Excited for the next stage 🤩"

    Preye
    11/04/2024 at 9:53pm
    Greg
    11/04/2024 at 9:08pm
    Nick
    11/04/2024 at 9:05pm

    "Nawwwww cute"

    Alaina Langridge
    11/04/2024 at 8:10pm
    Siah Duncan
    11/04/2024 at 8:07pm

    "Good luck "

    Jo Davy
    11/04/2024 at 3:04pm

    "Hope you make it!"

    Nicole Retter
    11/04/2024 at 12:14pm

    "You've got this!"

    Debbie Stowe
    11/04/2024 at 11:49am

    "Go team!"

    Robert Allen
    11/04/2024 at 6:27am

    "So excited for Phase 2! Epic work Mads & Ankit"

    Kate Neighbours
    10/04/2024 at 7:48pm

    "Happy to support your campaign, good luck :) Kate and Hilary "

    Adam McConnochie
    10/04/2024 at 6:29pm

    "Go team from Adam & Laura :)"

    Ella
    10/04/2024 at 5:37pm
    Angus
    10/04/2024 at 5:08pm

    "Good Luck Guys! You got this! Angus & Katie"

    Anonymous pledger
    10/04/2024 at 4:16pm

    "Keep going! "

    Tejas Kalidas
    09/04/2024 at 4:59pm

    "Inspirational stuff! Can't wait to see the future of this brand :) "

    Albert Cook
    09/04/2024 at 8:37am

    "Smells like success!"

    Jordyn
    08/04/2024 at 7:46pm
    Caitlin
    08/04/2024 at 3:18pm

    "Go you good things!"

    Michelle McCarthy
    08/04/2024 at 10:06am
    Lucy
    06/04/2024 at 1:48pm

    "You've got this Speak Scents team! "

    Sarah Kachwalla
    05/04/2024 at 2:47pm

    "All the best!"

    George
    05/04/2024 at 2:15pm

    "Don't waste this pledge on postage. I'll collect in the form of a chat."

    Rebecca Clare
    05/04/2024 at 12:30pm

    Followers 1

    Followers of Help Speak Scents Get To Stage 2 - Disrupting All Fragrance Shopping

    Help Speak Scents Get To Stage 2 - Disrupting All Fragrance Shopping

    Project 2024-03-10 14:56:50 +1300

     

    Help us reach the next stage in our journey!

     

    We launched Speak Scents in early 2023 because we believe everyone deserves to smell amazing. Our epic PledgeMe supporters helped us launch our first ever product range, by doubling our target! Since then, our loyal customers have been loving our scents, and enjoying their scent matches using our handy online quiz, because finding your perfect fragrance is hard work. To power this deceptively simple quiz, we developed a unique algorithm, and along the way realised we could use this technology to also help our customers find their perfect fragrances from any brand.

     

    Why are we here?

    When you smell amazing, you feel that little bit more confident. And to smell amazing you need a scent that’s just right for you. Anyone who’s tried perfume shopping knows this is difficult! Something as important as how you smell should be based on who you are. So we're using using data to make this easier.

     

    From then to now: Perfume to Perfume Technology 

    We’re pretty excited about the opportunity to disrupt perfume retail to make it easier to find fragrance you love without the in-store headache, on a global scale! So - we are evolving from life as a perfume company, to a consumer technology platform (that also sells perfume, including our own signature range), and we need your help to do this.

     

     

     

    We want to simplify your fragrance search and cut through the confusing jargon, overwhelming number of products and terrifying sales assistants to find fragrances you love, all through our online platform. Imagine being able to answer a few simple questions and being told exactly what you should try, online AND in stores!  

     

    We need your support. 

    We need your support to help us realise this vision and move our handy quiz to a fragrance recommendation platform that can transform perfume shopping globally.

     

     

    Our long term vision is to convince retailers to use our technology in stores to help your shopping experience be waaaay better.

     
     

    What we learned from our first year 

    After a bit over a year in business Ankit and I have realised we can do this on a much greater scale, with bigger impact, if we use our technology across lots of different brands already out there, and help more people simplify their search for fragrance. So we need your help!

     

     

    What's in it for you

    We’ve heard our customers really love our products, so just for this campaign, we’re offering perfume bundles at outstanding, not-to-be-repeated prices. But don’t just take our word for it - listen to the people…

     

     

     

    Our little buddy - the algorithm - is keen to learn from you

    In return, we’re asking for feedback on your scent matches, once you’ve received them and had a chance to try them out. This feedback is really important in helping our algorithms get even smarter and learn more over time. We’ll follow up after you’ve tried your scents with a quick survey to capture this data.

     

    Stretch goal: $20K 

    Help us reach our stretch goal and launch our new personalised discovery kits!

     

     

    The kits will include your personalised matches, but from our range. You’ll receive: your first match, second match and a wild card to compare to, all in handy sample sizes to try out first before committing to a bottle.

     

    These kits are an important part of our new platform - they help check we’ve got your matches right and get your feedback first hand.

     

    How do I get the goods?

    Once the campaign closes and we (hopefully!) hit our target, we’ll send you a unique code that recognises you’ve already pledged, and for which reward. You can head to speakscents.com to find your matches by taking our quiz, enter your shipping details and unique code and we’ll send out your scents.

     

    The future 

    We’re committed to our vision: To simplify beauty discovery, starting with fragrance, using groundbreaking technology - to build the easiest way to find your favourite fragrance across all brands online and in store, in a much simpler, less confusing and overwhelming way so you can smell good and feel great without the headache. Once we have a proven prototype we’ll be building technology for stores.

     

    What's next!

    Once we’ve tested our prototype platform, we’ll be back with equity crowdfunding opportunities so you can truly join us in transforming a global industry! In the next stage of our journey, we’ll be convincing retailers to use our technology in stores to help make your perfume shopping experience easier. This means less unwanted impulse purchases, less half used bottles, and more confidence for you - smelling great.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    One Day To Go! 🙌

    11/04/2024 at 9:20 AM

    Hello amazing supporters!

    It's crunch time! We have just over 24 hours left for our campaign to reach it's minimum target of $15,000. And as you know - it's an all or nothing situation - if we don't reach the minimum, we don't get the cash. We're so close! 

    If you know anyone at all who may be interested in any of these... 

    - Limited edition Heaven Scent sweatshirt 

    - Amazing deals on new fragrances 

    - Access to an in demand data scientist to help your business understand your customers 

    - Hearing tales of a startup's rollercoaster journey

    ...then please please share the campaign! The further we can spread the word, the better. 

    Thanks so much for following our journey, your continued support, and your shares and kind messages on all the platforms. It really helps to keep us going. 

    With endless gratitude, 

    Mads & Ankit 

     

     

     

     

    Four days to go! Help us spread the word

    08/04/2024 at 2:50 PM

    This is our last week and the last push to get our campaign over the line. We have a long way to go to reach our target and need all the help we can get to push the campaign in the last week! If all our supporters share it with just one person, it'd be a huuuuge help. 

    We've also just brought back our limited edition sweatshirts! Only available for four more days. 

    And for those of you who are closet data enthusiasts, we have workshops and recommendations  sessions to help businesses better understand their customer data. Tell someone who this could help! 

    We are so very appreciative of all your support - we know it's tough out there at the moment. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

    Mads & Ankit 

     

    It's been a week already!

    19/03/2024 at 3:20 PM

    And we have already reached 17% of our goal! We're super stoked to have got this far already. If you believe in what we're doing though, we really need your help to share the campaign around. Even a quick post on the office slack or friendly watsapp group goes a long way! We have a bunch of rewards that aren't perfume and can help with your data and analytics needs too if you know anyone needing a hand. 

    Lessgo! 

    M&A 

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Anonymous pledger
      12/04/2024 at 9:57am

      "Good luck! "

      Anonymous pledger
      12/04/2024 at 9:57am

      "Well done xxx"

      Anonymous pledger
      12/04/2024 at 9:56am
      Anonymous pledger
      12/04/2024 at 9:55am

      "Fingers crossed!"

      Rosie Rattray
      12/04/2024 at 5:44am
      Sommer Corrigan
      11/04/2024 at 10:58pm

      "Smells like disruption is on its way 😉 With you all the way - Sommer & Kane"

      Celeste Fontein
      11/04/2024 at 10:30pm

      "Love your work team! Excited for the next stage 🤩"

      Preye
      11/04/2024 at 9:53pm
      Greg
      11/04/2024 at 9:08pm
      Nick
      11/04/2024 at 9:05pm

      "Nawwwww cute"

      Alaina Langridge
      11/04/2024 at 8:10pm
      Siah Duncan
      11/04/2024 at 8:07pm

      "Good luck "

      Jo Davy
      11/04/2024 at 3:04pm

      "Hope you make it!"

      Nicole Retter
      11/04/2024 at 12:14pm

      "You've got this!"

      Debbie Stowe
      11/04/2024 at 11:49am

      "Go team!"

      Robert Allen
      11/04/2024 at 6:27am

      "So excited for Phase 2! Epic work Mads & Ankit"

      Kate Neighbours
      10/04/2024 at 7:48pm

      "Happy to support your campaign, good luck :) Kate and Hilary "

      Adam McConnochie
      10/04/2024 at 6:29pm

      "Go team from Adam & Laura :)"

      Ella
      10/04/2024 at 5:37pm
      Angus
      10/04/2024 at 5:08pm

      "Good Luck Guys! You got this! Angus & Katie"

      Anonymous pledger
      10/04/2024 at 4:16pm

      "Keep going! "

      Tejas Kalidas
      09/04/2024 at 4:59pm

      "Inspirational stuff! Can't wait to see the future of this brand :) "

      Albert Cook
      09/04/2024 at 8:37am

      "Smells like success!"

      Jordyn
      08/04/2024 at 7:46pm
      Caitlin
      08/04/2024 at 3:18pm

      "Go you good things!"

      Michelle McCarthy
      08/04/2024 at 10:06am
      Lucy
      06/04/2024 at 1:48pm

      "You've got this Speak Scents team! "

      Sarah Kachwalla
      05/04/2024 at 2:47pm

      "All the best!"

      George
      05/04/2024 at 2:15pm

      "Don't waste this pledge on postage. I'll collect in the form of a chat."

      Rebecca Clare
      05/04/2024 at 12:30pm

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