A French fragrance company, Diptyque Paris, recently announced that they will be selling a candle that captures the smell of New York City. Twitter was merciless.
Wet dog, baking garbage, and sun-dried vomit… Not the kind of scent you welcome into your home, but the kind of nostril assault that most New Yorkers tackle on a daily basis. So when the French fragrance company Diptyque Paris announced a candle that would “capture the scent” of New York, people had something to say about it.
NYC exclusive candle captures the scent of the city that never sleeps… pic.twitter.com/7siJFaTumF
— diptyque Paris (@diptyqueparis) August 5, 2017
The general reactions to the candle were…
There are zero parts of this city that have a scent I would want to carry into my home. https://t.co/Oqueym8UO4
— Cherise M. (@ChicReese) August 7, 2017
Then came the ideas for what the breakdown of odors could be, ranging from the more conceptual…
— Eve Kenneally (@eve_kenneally) August 7, 2017
…to the tangible.
Hot trash and sewer rat? Hard pass https://t.co/dbHQKaherq
— Curvella De Vil (@CheyMillz) August 7, 2017
There seemed to be no end of ideas, most of them negative…
So it smells like a wet dumpster https://t.co/YTmwhsEH2u
— Lil Intro Vert (@ParachutePapi) August 7, 2017
…but let’s be clear, it’s not about the city.
Love my city to death but it’s a no from me dawg. https://t.co/jEehjmoCdJ
— Shenerys Curgaryen (@ShenaeCurry) August 7, 2017
Some enterprising NYers even had visual aids.
Does it smell like this shoe filled with raw meat I saw floating in a storm drain while walking to work this morning? pic.twitter.com/O4eP0yTiaO
— Cerra (@thecerrashow) August 7, 2017
Out of towners eager to sample that real NYC smell wondered what they would get…
I’ve always wondered what urine on fire would smell like
— Wizard of Dog (@WizardofDog) August 7, 2017
…and how to recreate the smell of some of NYC’s most defining features.
So it smells like gentrification pic.twitter.com/hUlzOMsHzH
— STACK (@staticstack) August 7, 2017
For sure your house guests will be impressed with the smell of the greatest city on Earth, right?
— GEORGE (@GeorginaTunt) August 7, 2017
Sun dried barf isn’t a smell I’d put in a candle.
— Maia P. (@stoneofgol) August 7, 2017
We love you, NYC. You’re awesome, but it’s true:
— Matt (@mattwhitlockPM) August 7, 2017
To sum it all up:
So in other words, skunk ass pot & wet dog? No thanks. I’ll pass.
— Terena Bell (@TerenaBell) August 7, 2017
Featured image source: [Twitter | @diptyqueparis]