Twelve South Made a Sequel to a Computer-Scented Candle and I Don't Know What's Real Anymore October 17, 2017 Last year, Apple accessories maker Twelve South created the unlikeliest of Apple accessories: a candle. What does the candle smell like? Well it smells like a new Mac, of course. Twelve South hoped that by combining just the right amounts of mint, peach, basil, lavender, mandarin, and sage, they could replicate the smell of a newly-unboxed Apple Macintosh. When The Verge held a blind smell test last year with the New Mac candle, they got answers like "old grass" and "urinal cake." Nobody guessed that the combination of mint, peach, basil, lavender, mandarin, and sage actually transformed Megazord-style into the aroma of a new Macintosh computer, and when the mystery scent was revealed they supposedly scoffed at the idea. To be fair, "guess the scent of my new candle" is the worst game that your most boring friends make you play, a game I was sure couldn't get any worse until someone went and invented a computer-scented candle. I guess, in that respect, it's a pretty big accomplishment. Despite the absurdity of the idea, the allure of anything remotely related to Apple is strong for a significant portion of the population, and the candle sold out, even at $24 a pop. Naturally, Twelve South are back with a follow-up candle, the Inspire [mac candle N°2], which is selling for $30. The worst part of all of this is that some of the proceeds from candle sales will go to FIRST, a charity that helps students pursue careers in STEM fields, so I can't in good conscious tell you not to buy this silly, silly thing. So go buy your computer-scented candle that smells nothing like a computer (and according to at least one person, smells like a urinal cake), and help kids get jobs in scientific fields that really do make a difference. Share This With The World!