Definitely the library. I remember being in Catholic school and going to the library every week in single-file lines; Miss Antony’s in the front with her two fingers that are like, Everyone be quiet. It’s this really satisfying, saturated smell of the wood, the really old paper. I feel like that’s a scent that everyone understands. It always makes me feel calm. I’ll walk into antique shops and bookstores now, and I’ll just stand there and smell it, and think, Here we are. This is good.
— Jasmine Garcia of Homesick candles, on her first scent memory. Read more in For This Candle Creative, Love Smells Like a Handheld Bouquet at The Cut.