Candle that smells like a motorcycle engine


#1

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#2

Reaching for my asthma inhaler as I read this.


#3

Tangentially related: Would you buy an air freshener (candle or plugin) that smelled like leather car interior or maybe coffee?


#4

“New Car” smelly candle is available. I think I got that from a Mall type store a few years ago for my car salesperson friend.


#5

“Man who wanted motorcycle to run like candle makes compromise.”


#6

For the people in your life who inhale deeply when they hear ‘aromatic hydrocarbons’…


#7

Want me to come over and rev the R90s in your living room?


#8

Finally a decent scent in a stinky candle.


#9

High octane? You don’t use high-test in a motorcycle. Have these noobs ever even seen a bike?


#10

Unlikely. The smell is likely to be off anyway; the cinnamon ones are cassia at best, no reason to believe they will get an engine smell right.


#11

I have a giant ‘cappuccino candle’ in a jar that someone gave me that I burn as an air freshener / other smell disguiser sometimes.

I love the smell of two-stroke engines. That is the smell of fun, from my childhood. Skidoos. Outboard motors on a fishing boat. And later, motorbikes. It is mostly the skidoos that come to mind though when I get a whiff. Ridging around on a toboggan or inner tube, through huge snow drifts behind a snowmobile. I’d light this candle for Christmas.


#12

If I were to enjoy the smell of a 2 stroke I’d want it to also have the scent of pine sap. Now that’s a real memory-scent for me. Limbing trees with a chainsaw.

/Does your cappuccino candle really smell like it though? I’ve seen coffee candles, but they never actually smell like coffee.

//Woodsmoke and BBQ air fresheners. Just occurred to me.


#13

2-stroke smell? Nah, napalm in the morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPXVGQnJm0w


#14

I have a cedar candle that smells decent. Of course, I made it myself with actual cedar oil I extracted from a tree we topped. Very big candle, just a little weensy bit of cedar oil. Doesn’t stink up the whole house.

Bonus: It repels flies and mosquitoes without smelling like the gross citronella stuff.


#15

Christmas will always smell like 70s plastics to me. The smell of OG Star Wars figures is the most festive scent.


#16

I was surprised you didn’t post this.


My wife got me a candle that supposedly smells like Istanbul.

The nicer, clean, sanitized and touristy parts of fantasy-Istanbul I presume.


#17

We’re all different people here, but we have similar tastes.


#18

How did you get the oil? Do tell!


#19

Hydraulic press crushing sawdust.


#20

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