Kicker: Unscented Ohio

NICK EICHER, HOST: Simple Nature is a company that makes scented candles inspired by geography.

For example, “pacific”—featuring Citrus, Honeydew Melon, Violet, Oakmoss. Or “mojave”—Patchouli, Green Floral, Agave, Aloe.

But the Indiana-based company decided to get really edgy with the candle named for neighboring Ohio: It’s unscented.

The description of the candle can only be described as a burn without even striking a match. Here’s how it reads: “Not much to see. Not much to do. Welcome to Ohio.”


EICHER: Yeah, it prompted some pushback from the Ohio director of tourism. She didn’t much care for it, obviously.

But a lot of people evidently do. Simple Nature owner Derek Miles Taylor says he can hardly keep up with demand these days.

But I did a little poking around his site, and you need to know he’s not totally anti-Ohio. He made a Cincinnati one that was oakmoss and amber, which by the way is the exact same scent as the candle inspired by his home-state capital, Indianapolis.

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