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!
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