If I had to make a general list of what our awesome state smells like it would be something like this:

  • A bucket of Sweet Martha's Cookies
  • An indoor ice rink - They have a specific smell. Trust me.
  • Leaves in the fall
  • Pine trees
  • The first breath of air when you get out of the car at the lake
  • The first day of Spring when the snow is melting
  • Blueberry muffins (our state muffin, yes we have one of those)

Homesick Candles took certain smells that are associated with Minnesota and turned it into a candle. They thought Minnesota smells like:

A deep breath of winter air...Baked apples, puff pastry, fresh cypress, and spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of fragrant clove.

That's not too far off from some of my predictions. I had a friend who recently got one of these as a gift since he is living out of state and he said it smells pretty good.

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You can buy your very own Minnesota scented Homesick candle for just $34.95. It does make a great gift for a friend living out of state, or it would be a nice addition to your Minnesota home.

I didn't check but I can only assume the Wisconsin candle smells like beer and cheese. Iowa probably smells like a corn field, North Dakota has got to be sugar beets, and South Dakota found a way to bottle the scent of Wall Drug.

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