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St. Marks and First

September 9, 2014

Smell is everything, isn’t it? It triggers memories instantaneously, bringing you back to a vacation, an event, a person like you never left, for whatever brief moment in time. Smell can remind you of a vague memory and allow you grasp it once again.

If you could bottle up your childhood home, what would it smell like? Or your neighborhood? Or your city? My childhood yard, in the fall, would smell of ripened pears and drying leaves, with a hint of the pumpkins that grow down the road.

New York smells a little different, sometimes not the best, but in the fall, everything changes. I noticed it this week, the harvest moon made the winds change on cue and in came the soft smells of hot lattes, nutmeg and subtle flowers.

Oak Candles

Since we know smell can so intimately trigger our noses, Oak created beautiful minimalist candles based on areas of New York to transport you to that corner for a moment in time. They have delightful details as well, like St. Marks + First (East Village) is meant to evoke “metallic, trash and vaudeville, incense, sweat, concrete booze, and vintage clothing stores” while Mckibben + Bogart (Bushwick) sends scents of “wood, oil, paint thinner, incense, booze, dust, ICR vs. Deth Killers of Bushwick, and artists lofts.”

Oak Bushwick Oak

Don’t they sound scrumptious? (Also available: Bleecker + MacDougal, Christopher + West 76th, Prince + Mercer)

Visit Oak’s website to get a smell of New York. And take a moment to smell this amazing season change! {Photo’s all via Oak.}






One Comment leave one →
  1. September 10, 2014 12:55 pm

    Yes, please!

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