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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-03-17 03:57 pm

Ever since time immemorial it's all stored up in chemicals

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! This post is not Irish at all. I discovered last night that an Aaron Burr-scented candle is now a thing that exists.

Personally I am surprised and not a little disappointed that an Aaron Burr-scented candle is not advertised as smelling like the black powder adrenaline aftermath of frantically extinguishing yourself, your shirt, your desk, and your diary after a gloriously ill-advised midnight fireworks experiment, graced with top notes of insomnia, embarrassment, and the ghostly satisfaction of knowing that your daughter will laugh her face off as soon as she reads that entry.
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[personal profile] drinkingcocoa 2017-03-17 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I had wondered if the candle smelled like cream of tartar punch! I tried reading some of his diaries. I laughed pretty hard and then felt like I'd better stop before I got sucked into the pervasive weirdness of his world. :-D
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[personal profile] rinue 2017-03-19 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Amazing! I love both the candle that exists and the candle you have imagined.

[identity profile] handful-ofdust.livejournal.com 2017-03-18 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Holy crap, that's the best thing ever. (Cue Cal yelling, from the other room: "Oh, you SHOULDN'T say that WORD!")

[identity profile] desperance.livejournal.com 2017-03-18 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
I was actually going to ask "What does Aaron Burr smell like?" - but of course you're right. It should be exactly that.

[identity profile] ethelmay.livejournal.com 2017-03-18 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
One of the many ways I was disappointed by Barbara Hambly's Patriot Hearts is that Aaron Burr does not, if I recall correctly, set a single thing on fire.

(More seriously, it is a very good book in spots, but falls short in ways that go beyond "Surely she could do better than this" and get close to "OH BARBARA HAMBLY NO.")

[identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com 2017-03-19 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Ha! Without knowing more than the fact of the Burr-Hamilton duel, I like that candle. (In fact, looking at that candle, I've already learned more things about Aaron Burr.)

And *your* description of the scent is to die for.

[identity profile] wordsofastory.livejournal.com 2017-03-20 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Personally I am surprised and not a little disappointed that an Aaron Burr-scented candle is not advertised as smelling like the black powder adrenaline aftermath of frantically extinguishing yourself, your shirt, your desk, and your diary after a gloriously ill-advised midnight fireworks experiment, graced with top notes of insomnia, embarrassment, and the ghostly satisfaction of knowing that your daughter will laugh her face off as soon as she reads that entry.

Ha, yes! That is a more representative Aaron Burr scent.