It doesn’t matter how much you love the city you live in now, part of you will always miss the place you first called home. And while the internet has bridged much of the gap to reliving the sights and stories of your hometown (cursory glances through a childhood friend’s Facebook can do a lot), these Homesick Candles can bring up the memories by filling the room with your home state’s characteristic scents.
Granted, olfactory associations can vary a lot, depending on whether you grew up in the city or the country, the suburb or the projects. Still, growing up in a certain place, there are always certain scents that come up regularly and, we’re guessing, those are the things they’re counting on here.
With Texas, for instance, Homesick Candles is going with the scent of leather, cotton, and sage, while they focus on cherry, coffee, and rain with the Washington-themed version. They have 27 of the 50 states represented right now, including Colorado, Louisiana, and New Jersey, among others. No, the Jersey candle doesn’t smell like Pauly D’s perfume and hair gel, so there’s no need to be afraid of the darn thing. In fact, they claim it smells like the New Jersey Shore, which means it should smell like a lovely coastal town… albeit, laced with hints of offensively strong perfume and hair gel. Just kidding.
Made from natural soy wax, each candle weighs 30.75 oz and comes packaged in its own glass container. It comes with a burn time of up to 80 hours.
Available now, the Homesick Candles are priced at $29.95.