Scent of East Village, 1985

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As if Blind Barber’s “Tompkins” candle weren’t enough, Runnin’ Scared points out that Oak has introduced a “St. Marks+First 85” candle. According to Oak’s promo copy, “the East Village candle is inspired by… metallic, trash & vaudeville, incense, sweat, concrete, booze, and vintage clothing stores.” If the $68 price tag is too steep, a new scratch-n-sniff book, “New York, Phew York,” reproduces the smells of a Lower East Side subway station for half the price.