Miami is known for many things: South Beach, beautiful people and being the world’s cocaine capital in the 80’s. When it comes to Miamiians themselves, they stick out like a sore thumb in nature.
There’s just something about the 305 that you can practically smell on a local.
With that in mind, a company called 305 light recreates the scent of Miami, one scent at a time. So far, it has grown the distinct smell of fresh cafecito and a fruity “Deco Dream”.
This made us think: What is Miami doing? really smell like? Not the smell you find in an airport gift shop next to the $ 8.99 Doritos, however actual smells you find in the parts of Miami that most tourists skip?
Here are some signature scents that come to mind.
The faint odor of possibly marijuana.
The smell of marijuana is easy to distinguish. Until it is, it has passed through some bushes, crossed a body of water and driven a good mile to you, sitting in your car at a stoplight. Then you can not be sure whether it is the smell of freshly roasted cannabis that you smell or the previously ripe aroma from a distant mango tree.
There are already marijuana candles on the market. What Miami needs is a light that makes you question whether it’s marijuana-scented or guava IPA.
A pickup box full of pastelitos, empanadas and croquetas.
Tell me you’re from Miami without telling me you’re from Miami. Oh, a pastelito? Understood. Vibe check passed.
A beautiful aspect of Miami no matter how rich or poor you are, the same foldable delivery box full of crisp goodness hits the same way in the morning. Whether you grew up eating pastelitos de guayaba or came to love them after moving to Miami, there are few who can deny the aroma of a delicious Latin pastry.
If you ask us what kind of Miami candle we would go for, a Versailles scent would hit the spot.
The smoke billows out of La Caja China.
We can just say that Miami needs a candle that smells of barbecue, but that would be rude. Miami needs a candle that smells explicitly of a Caja China that has been pumping meals out since the mid-90s and still serves as the day it was assembled.
The smell of a whole pig frying in a box is not an odor you will soon forget. It depends on you. No, really – it literally sticks with you. Your shirt smells like it hours later.
An extra tinge of the aroma of the beers your uncle drinks while working on this thing would rise to the level of perfection.
Everyone watches South Beach on television, but the real Miami nightlife takes place inside a Flanigan. In fact, the light must enter a green cup to get the full effect. They would sell out right away.
If you make a candle that smells of nightlife in Miami, you can keep that $ 35 martini and mojito smell. If we move to Nebraska and want to be reminded of nights of drinking in Miami, we give the aroma of a plate of Flanigan’s ribs and cheap pitcher beer.
Want to get down to the nitty-gritty of what Miamiers smell most of daily? How about the smell of hot asphalt on the Dolphin and Palmetto highways in bumper-to-bumper traffic? This is what Miamiers smell more often than coffee.
Whatever mixture of exhaust fumes, cigarettes, cigars, gasoline, and moisture smells, put it in a candle and send it, for it is definitely a Miami smell.