OAK, purveyor of a-symmetrical black garb and other essential hipster wares, has premiered a Bushwick-scented candle. One more time: a Bushwick-scented candle. Bushwick Daily (h/t Gothamist) discovered the $81 votive "McKibben + Bogart" [sic], which is
[i]nspired by the Brooklyn neighborhood in the early 2000's: wood, oil, paint thinner, incense, booze, dust, ICR vs. Deth Killers of Bushwick, and artist lofts. Scent highlights include terpenic notes of drying oil paint on canvases blended with incense, dry cedarwood chips, and dark guaiac wood oil. May this candle be your eulogy, Bushwick. After all, your blocks are already permeated by developments inviting "settlers" into the "New Frontier" a la Colony 1209, a development audacious enough to exploit your famed Bohemian aura with $1900/month studios (and admit to it only in terms similar to, yes Gothamist, Manifest Destiny.) But may your scent aura live on, Bushwick. May those who know you hold dear the impossibly enduring noxious aura of garbage and shame that still permeates your ever-cleaner streets.
· Would You Buy a Candle That Smells Like Bushwick and Costs $81? 'Cause Now You Can [Bushwick Daily via Gothamist]
· How Is Life At Bushwick's Most Controversial New Building, Colony 1209 [BD via Gothamist]
· Would You Rather Smell Like Central Park or McKibbin Lofts? [Racked NY]