Considering they’re called the “United” States, they sure do enjoy making fun of each other. Washington and Oregon compete to be the most hipster.
States with similar ‘North’ and ‘South’ names obviously have a rivalry. Don’t get us started on Virginia and their Western neighbor.
And it seems Indiana has something against their neighbor Ohio.
An Indiana candle company has taken their own pot shot against the midwestern state in their series of candles whose scents are inspired by different locations.
But it doesn’t end there.
“Not much to see. Not much to do. Welcome to Ohio, the unscented candle.”
Twitter user Anna Sun’s tweet went viral after she found the candle. She shared the photos online drawing a lot of comments.
Mostly, people found it really funny.
I thought I was gonna hop in under this thread and see people from Ohio posting beautiful pics of their home state in order to contradict this post but.. guess not lmao
— 🏁 ホルヘ 🏁 (@NW26THST) June 4, 2019
This is the most accurate thing ever to be created
— Josey 🏳️🌈 ♏ (@Josey_Cap1031) June 4, 2019
— easy breezy beautiful thugger girl (@lindslaym) June 4, 2019
The owner of the candle company, Derek Taylor, was amazed at the response. He has said it’s been overall positive with only a few people taking real offense.
“99.9% of people have been positive about the candle, but there are a couple of random people that are passionate about their love for Ohio, as they should be.”
While he doesn’t comment on it directly, I’m sure he’s very happy that people have been asking about where to get this candle.
— Anna Sun (@annablankx) June 5, 2019
https://t.co/7ciQuuvsUz ! he does lots of shows as well, if you follow his instagram simplenaturefw he posts all the time where he will be selling
— Anna Sun (@annablankx) June 4, 2019
While the Ohio scent is funny, it’s obviously not how Taylor feels about the entire state. Cincinnati has its own candle that smells of Oakmoss and Amber.
Its description says,
“With both an urban energy and southern charm, Cincinnati has a vibrant and unique culture that flows proudly from the Ohio River.”
Good luck getting very offended Ohioans to understand, though.
It was made in Indiana, they really dont have room to talk…
— Louis Woyame (@THEloudogg01) June 4, 2019
funny how people from Indiana are saying that much about Ohio 🤭☕️
— Alexa Hilston (@xoalexajeanette) June 5, 2019
No Ohio smells like an amazing liberal arts institution @KenyonCollege which is a mixture of corn fields, fresh cut grass, old books, stale beer and skunks (really cute ones!)
— JenJudson (@JenJudson) June 4, 2019
Of course, with Ohio getting a joke scent, people have started wondering, what does your state smell like?
The Simple Nature candles imagine Georgia to smell like peaches and vanilla, or Denver smells like black currant, amber and absinthe.
As an Arizona native, whatever combination you include has to have creosote, the plant that gives us our unique smell of rain.
But not all ideas need to be so classy. Sometimes, you need to laugh at where you live.
I hate to be that person but as someone who grew up in Indiana and moved to Ohio as an adult…. Indiana is about 150x blander than Ohio 🙂
— michaela (@michaelafcm) June 4, 2019
Be happy you got that. Imagine what Jersey got.
— Carpe Per Diem (@carpemyperdiem) June 4, 2019
Pennsylvania: cheesesteaks & Heinz ketchup scented
— peyt. (@X0Juicy_) June 4, 2019
California: blunts / backwoods
— una rosita (@thislonelyrose) June 4, 2019
arizona scent is dehydration and sunburns
— aislyn 🥵🤠 (@aislynnn_m) June 5, 2019
You can get the candles on the Simple Nature website, with most going for $15.95. They are made from soy wax and are paraffin free.
If you’re from Ohio and want a nicer candle to commemorate your state, I’d recommend the Cincinnati smell.