Office-scented candles: ‘We obviously want everyone to laugh at this’

Office-scented candles: ‘We obviously want everyone to laugh at this’

The Guardian

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Candles that aim to recreate the smell of an office sounds like an inside joke – and it was. Until the order requests started flooding in

Which aspects of office life are you most nostalgic for? Is it the earthy, nutty waft of the post-lunch coffee run? Or the smell of warm paper and drying ink from a document left on the printer too long?

If the orders from Eau d’Office are any indication, these are the most longed-for scents from a work-life changed – perhaps irrevocably – by the Covid-19 pandemic. When creative directors Katie Facada and Thibault Gerard opened orders for their range of “office”-scented candles, “warm 96-page deck left on the printer” and “afternoon rush at the coffee bar” were the first scents to run out.

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