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Preview: Inventory Item No. 012

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—01. Hand poured in Brooklyn, New York.

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We've been working on this collaboration for quite some time now and it's just about ready. It's a scented candle - our first non-wearable Inventory Item - and we're really pleased with the end product. We worked closely with Frederick Bouchardy at Joya in New York and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. The scent, Fig, Sunwashed Oak & Amber, is quite intricate, but the smell is warm and subtle, filling the room nicely without being overpowering. The candles have been poured; we're just adding the finishing touches, but they'll be available in the next week or so, priced at $45.

Available soon at Inventory Stockroom, Partners & Spade and Dover Street Market

Reader Comments (32)

Do men actually buy scented candles? I'll have two, one for each end of the building site canteen!
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
Nice job gents. If it smells as good as the packaging and price is you'll have a real winner on your hands. Bag for candle swap Ryan? Let's talk.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Pate
AWESOME!!!! Your constant innovation to the stockroom is exceptional as always.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim
Gay
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB. Got
45$?! For a CANDLE.

A CANDLE.

Thing better come with $35 in change if you want someone to even THINK about buying this. Please keep covering clothes, at least their prices aren't (well, some of them) completely insulting to the consumer.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterez
Great scent combo, I love fig. And wood is wood. I would definitely sniff this and light it on fire.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Lahan
In regard to the above comment.

......you do realize that that price point is on par with most other "designer candles" right? D.L. & Co. Modern Alchemy candles also cost $45. In fact, the large size Yankee Candles cost more than $20, and they aren't even hand made. Not only are these hand made, but they probably smell alot better than Yankee Candles, not to mention that its supporting craftsmen. People really need to start realizing that quality cost.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter24/7 Restless
Figs - so popular right now.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUlysses
I've never bought a scented candle in my life and don't plan to, but if I did I'd want to smell it first, so surely selling scented candles over the internet is somewhat flawed?
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
I appreciate the thought, time, energy and craftsmanship that go into a quality product. I have (and do spend) even more on quality candles, and I know I align with your brand so I'm expecting something special. In fact, I'm wondering if this the scented candle you had in your store a month or so back? If so, I know it's perfect. Love your approach.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel
45 is cheap as chips for the size and quality of these. In my humble, and candle consuming, opinion.

And for the record: real men draw baths and light candles for an atmospheric soaking.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S
Thanks for the comments.
Yes, I am not sure how people are shocked at the price of $45 for a scented candle that is made in New York, especially people who would read this website, anyways...
As for the flaw of selling it online; not sure if you noted it, but we actually have a store in Vancouver, and the candle will be for sale in a store in New York and London as well if you require a pre-purchase sniffing test.

Thanks again
October 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
bad look
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterventura
This candle sounds amazing. $45 is not unreasonable as long as the burn time is decent. I occasionally treat myself to Diptyque and Cire Trudon--they are much more costly.

What is the burn time? Thanks!
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen
What is the diameter of these candles?
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPurple Aki
I don't see any issues with men purchasing candles or even scented ones for that matter. The packaging on this is lovely as well. Keep going guys, direction is great.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRanon
such wtaps packaging.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterapu
i fuck with a scented candle all DAY! - NO HOMO
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterq
Specs:
60 hour burn time
2.75" diameter
Net wt. 6.5oz 184g

Thanks
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInventory
Just to get things straight people are expected to go to London, New York or Vancouver stores to smell the candle first, then come back and buy it on line? Hmmm, where to start? Surely you'd buy it in the shop you sniffed it in to save time & postage? (that said it would probably still be cheaper from here with postage than in DSM).

Without doubt there will be people who buy this online without smelling it and that seems odd to me. You wouldn't buy an aftershave without knowing what it smelt like.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
what a bunch of ponces
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpr
How bourgeois, Inventory need a renewal.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertom
yeah, well im sick of meeting dudes with apartments that smell like dirty laundry, cat litter and mildewy floor towels.
so stink on--ignorant commentors.

you will die alone and smelly!
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA WOMAN {cailin hill}
Sure, if it can help me get laid more often I'll buy one..
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertom
I really don't understand why so many people are getting up in arms and bashing a product which they are in no way being forced to purchase, has absolutely no negative impact on their way of life, and wont adversely affect the aspects of Inventory that they DO appreciate. It just seems like a lot of wasted energy. I for one am likely to order one (scent un-smelled) and look forward to the potential future products this may help pave the way for. I guess some of us just enjoy "the finer things in life" more than others.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter24/7 Restless

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