New York Times scented candles actually exist

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New York Times candle

Print journalism may be dying, but its pulpy smell will live forever. That had to be the thought process behind the creation of what seems to be the most superfluous scented candle ever. The New York Times candle, created by now-deceased artist Tobias Wong, is said to contain hints of “guaiac wood, cedar, and musk,” which I guess add up to the sweet aroma of high-brow newsprint and pretension. The limited edition candles (only a thousand exist) are currently selling for sixty-five bucks, which seems a little steep, considering the scent it's based on sells for a couple of dollars at the corner deli. If you think this is a ridiculous gimmick, just wait until they try and capture the essence of digital paywalls in perfume.