***UPDATE: one of you submitted an option with a map theme, and I quite liked that idea as well, in addition to the train track or footprint idea. I wonder if it would be possible to somehow craft the letters in "Wanderer Candle Company" out of a map - I sure hope that even makes sense, but I can see it in my mind's eye and think it would be cool. Barring that, if there were some sort of rustic map that could be used as a background (provided the lettering could still be read on top of that), that would be interesting to me as well. I also like scripts that are somewhat "rough" - not too neat and clean and precise.
I also tend to like designs with minimal colors (although simple colors used sparingly can be nice). I am not looking for something exploding with color, though - ideally the logo would be more of a classic, rustic type design with a lot of dark neutrals and perhaps a color or two.
My goal here is to wind up with a logo I can incorporate into my product design - both for my online outlets as well as the actual labels of each and every candle I sell. To be clear, I don't need the label itself, but some sort of a logo I can work into a label later. Most of all, I want it to look high-quality. I will do my very best to fill in the blanks regarding what I'm looking for (though I'm realizing as I start this how very difficult it is to be precise about these things with words, so PLEASE message me if this is at all unclear and I'll attempt to clarify further).
I hope that makes sense - thank you so much to each and every one of you who spent your time helping me out on this. I really appreciate it!