Smells Like Canada

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About SmellsLikeCanada

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On Etsy since 2013

Canada smells damn good

To me, scent is a huge trigger for memory. When I smell onions sauteing in a pan, it reminds me of being little when my mother made pasta sauce from scratch. When I smell sweet sage leaves, it reminds me of visiting the hills of Croatia as a teenager, where wild sage, figs, and asparagus would pepper the rocky paths.

I wanted to somehow capture the emotional connection I have between scent and memory and link it the wild and magical place where I live. Canada is full of unique places - cities and towns that have a character all their own. We are fortunate to have it all here... prairies full of level horizons and ripe wheat; dense deep forests with lush green canopies, huge sprawling cities that compete with the worlds' best... and although Canadians are polite, I think we need to toot our horn a bit more.

The idea for Smells Like Canada came when I realized how emotionally connected Canadians can be to their hometown. In Toronto, where I live, we have a true tapestry of backgrounds, and I found that people from across the country were nostalgic for the wet rainy forests of BC, or the sweet air of Nova Scotia. So I thought I could help forge that connection through a line of products themed after the very towns that shape our Canadian landscape, and select the scent to represent that location - from the earthy airy smell of a field of wheat for Saskatchewan; the sharp and intense smell of pine in a wet forest for British Columbia.

The name... is well, pretty literal. The products smell like Canada - there you have it :).

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  • Natalie


    My name is Natalie and I make things. I've spent the last several years designing stuff, building furniture, making crafts, and blogging about it. Basically being unnecessarily obsessive-compulsive.

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Last updated on October 8, 2014
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Refund only if item is significantly damaged upon arrival and customer provides proof of damage.
Shipping candles can be a bit pricey, as they are heavy and fragile. The shipping costs listed on the site are taken directly from Canada Post shipping rate quotes and unfortunately, their prices have gone up. Le boo.
Note that for all shipments, tracked packages is mandatory, which is why the shipping costs are a bit high - I've had too many international packets lost with no tracking which has led to large financial hits to me, so I do not offer economical non-tracked packets... thank you so much for your understanding!!!