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Would You Rather Smell Like Central Park or McKibbin Lofts?

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How can you embrace the olfactory experience that is New York City? Let us count the ways. On the cheap, you could roll around in that pile of garbage outside your apartment, or stand downwind from a hot dog stand. Get a little fancier with neighborhood-centric Bond No. 9, whose new scents this year include Hudson Yards and Queens. Or get your scent fix by picking up one of two new fragrant products from Joya or Oak.

The first, Joya Foxglove perfume oil, takes inspiration from old-school Central Park—creator Frederick Bouchardy researched the area's botanical history back to pre-colonial days. "I wanted a little white floral with a really fresh green part that smells like you're ripping the plants and flowers open," the Manhattan native told T magazine of his unisex scent, adding that he previously had "never found one [scent] that smelled like New York to me."

The second, the McKibben + Bogart candle from OAK (their spelling, not ours), evokes not the Bushwick intersection as it's known today, but "the Brooklyn neighborhood in the early 2000′s: wood, oil, paint thinner, incense, ICR vs Deth Killers of Bushwick and artist lofts."

Bushwick Daily points out that the candle will set you back $81—which seems like a lot until you realize that the oil is $112. Would you shell out for either of these?
· The New Unofficial Scent of New York City [T]
· Would You Buy A Candle That Smells Like Bushwick and Costs $81? [Bushwick Daily]
· 23 NYC Fragrance Hot Spots That Will Make You Smell Way Better [Racked NY]

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