If you ever wanted to know what Lady Bird, The Killing of a Sacred Deer or Moonlight smelled like, now’s your chance. A24 have released a line of candles with scents reminiscent of some of your favorite films. The new line features different scents representative of various movie genres.
The production company is known for knocking the latest indie films out of the park. While A24 has released successful merch in the past, the company’s latest addition has fans scratching their heads in amusement.
— A24 (@A24) November 27, 2018
Now, fans can sit back, relax, put on Hereditary and smell all of the enticing aromas that come from one of the most unsettling films of the past decade.
The candles come in several genres: Horror, Westerns, Thriller, Noir, Musicals and Adventure. According to A24’s website, here is what each of the scents emulate:
Notes: mandarin, clove leaf, cypress, suede, cinnamon bark
Inspiration: fangs, glowing eyes, remote lakeside cabins, foreboding shadows on walls, bloody knives, low-angle staircase shots, dilapidated houses silhouetted on a hill, black cats
Notes: fir needle, eucalyptus, saddle leather, firewood, bourbon vanilla, sweet balsam
Inspiration: boot spurs, campfires, wanted posters, saloon doors, bloody arrows, horses, saddles, guns in (or out of) holsters, whiskey glasses on a bar, men walking into sunsets
Notes: wild honey, lemon, concrete, amber, jasmine, vetiver
Inspiration: sheets of rain hitting pavement at night, a name stenciled on a frosted glass door, Lucky Strikes, face-obscuring hats, tape recorders, significant glances, typewriters, the lingering scent of a woman
Notes: fig leaf, muskmelon, pink pepper, rainwater, magnolia, lily of the valley
Inspiration: lamp posts, top hats, pianos, snapping fingers, women dancing in concentric circles, tuxedoed men moving in sync, tap shoes, a black cane with a white tip, giggling around a telephone
Notes: blood orange, tobacco absolute, Russia leather and metal, clary sage, juniper
Inspiration: fingerprints, ransom notes, cover-ups, bundles of dynamite, ticking clocks, police sirens, briefcases of money, binoculars, open windows with a draft coming in, the edges of buildings and cliffs
Notes: rosemary, Spanish sage, white grapefruit, white thyme, juniper twig, cedar
Inspiration: desert sandstorms, treasure, torch lights reflected on cave walls, hand-drawn maps with burnt edges, cryptic symbols, swinging vines, machetes, precarious rope bridges
For seven ounces, each candle costs $48, which can seem like a pretty hefty price for a jar of wax. However, according to MovieWeb, each candle is supposed to last through 33 viewings of your favorite film.
You can pick up a genre-scented candle of your own here.
If you could create a candle based on your favorite movie, what would it smell like? Let us know in the comments below.