These Scented Candles Smell Like Cocktails from Three of the World's Best Bars
If someone said your home smells like a bar, you probably wouldn't take it as a compliment. To wit, earlier this year, Miller Lite released "Dive Bar" candles (with notes of tobacco and fermented yeast) as clearly a bit of a joke. But what if your home smelled like a good bar? Or better yet, one of the best bars? In an attempt to undermine any irony with a legitimately classy concept, the home fragrance brand Apotheke has partnered with three members of the World's 50 Best Bars list (though not the list itself) to release candles scented like their signature drinks.
The Brooklyn-based candle brand teamed up with two New York City bars — Attaboy (#12 on the 2020 list) and The NoMad (#13) — along with Sydney, Australia's Maybe Sammy (#11) for three candles which are being sold individually for $28 a pop.
The Maybe Sammy's candle is a take on their classic espresso martini which Apotheke bills as featuring "warm notes of vanilla, vodka, cedar-wood, vetiver, and musk with buzzy notes of espresso inspired by Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (also roasted and distilled in Australia)."
Attaboy is known for its Penicillin, a Scotch-based cocktail, so their candle is described as being "reminiscent of a woodsmoke-laced autumn breeze" by offering "notes of bergamot, lemon blossom, bitter orange, cognac, bourbon, smoked woods, musk, and vanilla."
Finally, The NoMad's signature cocktail is their Nod to Nothing, a gin gimlet with floral notes, so Apotheke says their candle "combines rich notes of bergamot with a whimsical mix of almond, thyme, green leaves, earl grey tea, rose, chamomile, vanilla, and musk for a candle that pays perfect homage to the wizardry and whimsy of the famous NY bar."
"At Apotheke, our fragrances provide sensorial experiences that evoke memory and feeling. In creating this collection, we wanted to offer lovers of these acclaimed bars an opportunity to experience their signature pours… in a new way, creating new memories from their own homes," says founder Chrissy Fichtl. "As part of the city's entrepreneurial fabric, I felt a kinship with these institutions as a fellow creator who cares deeply about my craft and was thrilled to spotlight their work during a tough time in history."
All three candles go on sale today at apothekeco.com.