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If you lived in the McKibben Lofts back in 2003 and miss the unique scent of paint thinner, booze, and dust, then please allow Oak to provide you with a sensory flashback. The store recently released a series of candles that attempt to capture specific times and places in New York history, making Bond No.9 look like slackers in the precision department. Chose from one of four: Christopher + West 76, St. Marks + First 85, Prince + Mercer 97, and McKibben + Bogart 03. The latter includes "terpenic notes of drying oil paint on canvases blended with incense, dry cedarwood chips, and dark guaiac wood oil," but, weirdly, there's no mention of any fruity bed bug undertones.
· Candles That Smell Like Hair Dye, Sweat, and Paint Thinner [Refinery29]
· Home Goods [Oak]
· Bushwick Building Has a MySpace Page for Its Bedbugs [Curbed NY]