A Sweet Savor Unto the Scentsy Customer

ScentsyWhen the early Hebrews offered their burnt offerings in the Temple of Solomon the biblical stories describe the smoke emitted from the charred animal sacrifice as a sweet savor unto the Lord. In other words the personification of the divine as depicted in the Old Testament found the scent produced by the burnt offering to be physically pleasing. In a similar way a sales consultant who has made the commitment to join Scentsy offers up a sweet savor unto every Scentsy customer to whom they sell the amazing panoply of Scentsy products.


There is a logic to this somewhat surprisingly apt metaphor. There are three parties to the ritual, animal sacrifice performed in the Hebrew temple. First there is the worshiper who purchases the animal to be sacrificed and brings it to the temple. Second there is the temple priest who performs the sacrifice according to the correct procedure and acts as an intermediary between the worshiper and the divinity to whom the sacrifice is being made. Finally there is the divinity Himself who receives the sacrifice. Similarly, there are three parallel parties to the Scentsy sales transaction. First there is the Scentsy corporation who makes the amazing panoply of Scentsy products. This party is like the worshiper in that it gives the product to the intermediary. Second there is the sales consultant who did join Scentsy in order to act as the intermediary between Scentsy and the customer much like the Hebrew priest. Third, there is the Scentsy customer who receives the sweet savor unto himself in the form of the fragrance emitted by the Scentsy product.


It is no act of blasphemy to compare a Scentsy customer to the Hebrew divinity. This is true because the analogy was intended for explanatory purposes only. Clearly, for one to commit an act of blasphemy the intent to do so must be present and accompany the act itself.