You can now buy a candle that ‘smells like 2021’ – inspired by TikTok, Britney Spears and Squid Game

A company is selling a candle that they say “smells like 2021.”

Following the success of their 2020 scent last year, Flaming Crap candle company are back to encapsulate some of the year’s quintessential aromas in one scented candle.

“We wanted to mark what was a ‘slightly’ better year,” explained Oliver Burr, co-founder of Flaming Crap.

“As the candle burns it takes you through four distinct and unusual layers, that complement each other marvellously.

“Created as a celebration of some of the year’s standout moments, it’s definitely a unique gift for the holiday period!”

The new candle from the company is designed to take people on a sensory journey back through the last year, marking 2021 via four distinct aromas – each designed to commemorate something significant that occurred during that time.

What does it smell like?

With four unusually fragrant layers, this candle takes you on a sensual journey through the year. Featuring subtle scents of berries and cream (the ultimate TikTok trend of 2021), the clinical tinge of vaccines, #FreeBritney (her Fantasy fragrance) and honeycomb, to mark Netflix smash hit Squid Game.

Whilst not your traditional complimentary scents, the layers burn down to take you through a subversive journey back through 2021.

A year which saw the global vaccine rollout, signified by a sterile scent, tantalising TikTok trends such as berries and cream, the #FreeBritney movement finally free the music superstar and Squid Game grip the world and become Netflix’s most successful show of all-time.



With four unusually fragrant layers, this candle takes you on a sensual journey through the year.
With four unusually fragrant layers, this candle takes you on a sensual journey through the year.

Where can I buy them?

The limited edition candle is available for £14.99 (around $19.50) from Flaming Crap, a small Yorkshire-based business, alongside other anti-establishment, topical and pop culture candles.

To find more about the company, visit their site at www.flamingcrap.com or follow them on Instagram.

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