This Must-Have New Candle Smells Like... Summer In The Subway?!

by Stephanie Maida · April 1, 2021

    Good news! You can finally bring home the relaxing scents of pizza rats, hot garbage, and sweaty crowds at rush hour with Literie's new Summer in the Subway candle, a must-have for any self-respecting New Yorker to prove that they can remain unfazed through even the most dreaded of the city's signature experiences. And like, there is a certain atmospheric charm to it, no?

    UHHH, no. And that's why we can (thankfully) say: April Fools! 

    We can't lie, candle brand Literie had us there for a minute too, but it turns out their less-than-desirable new scent is indeed a prank, albeit one with a good cause!

    Each "purchase" of the gag product will benefit NY Cares and NY Forever, two charities helping New York and New Yorkers recover from the losses of Covid-19. Meanwhile, you'll get a surprise candle from the brand's much more pleasing selection, inspired by the (better-smelling) NYC moments we all know and love. A few of the possibilities include 28th Street Flower Market (peony + rose), Afternoon in Central Park (grass + bergamot), Bodega Coffee (espresso + cream), and Hot Roasted Nut Cart (burnt sugar).

    So have a laugh, do some good, and snag a brilliant city scent you'll actually want your room to smell like. It's the ultimate April Fools' Day win-win.

    As for the sweet, sweet smell of summer in the subway? Well, you won't have to wait much longer to experience it in person!"... stroke="none" stroke-width="1" fill="none" fill-rule="evenodd">
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