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Super 8’s Limited-Edition Candle Collection Smells Like Beef Jerky, Gasoline, Slushies and More

Super 8’s Limited-Edition Candle Collection Smells Like Beef Jerky, Gasoline, Slushies and More

What if you could experience the ultimate road trip without ever leaving your home?

That’s what Super 8 wants to give you. For only $19.74 — priced in honor of the year of Super 8’s opening — the Wyndham-owned hotel chain is releasing a set of eight candles that will “bring the smell of a road trip to your very own living room.”

The “Scents of the Road” collection has eight very distinct smells, each one more, uh, unique than the last. There’s the Roam Free candle, which smells like “having your windows down on the open road.” (Sure.) The Pit Stop candle captures the fragrance ofglorious gasoline.” (Because who doesn’t love the smell of gas?) Tucked In, is supposed to remind you of “crisp, clean linen,” (do Super 8 motels know what that smells like?) while Fresh Feels smells like the scent of “a hot shower after a long day’s drive.” (This could go one of two ways.)

And what’s a road trip without some food? There’s some potential with the Lite Bite candle, which is said to smell like a very generic “breakfast,” Morning Jolt is scented like “fresh ground coffee” and Brain Freeze gives off the aroma of “cherry slushie.” Those are all decent, but then things take a turn with the Snack Time candle, which recreates the smell of “smokey, savory beef jerky.” Yum?

Super 8 is also throwing in some bonus vouchers for 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points in a limited number of sets, worth enough for up to a four-night stay. But unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the collection is limitededition. 

Super 8 is somehow not the first company to venture into the candle-making business. McDonald’s recently created a set of six candles that, when burned in unison, smell like a Quarter Pounder. Miller Lite also released a candle to remind you of the unmistakable aroma of a dive bar. It seems like no scent is off limits these days.

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