Candles For Those Who Miss the Smell of the Office Printer
“Eau D’Office” was crafted by New York-based design agency R/GA for those that have not been into the office due to COVID-19 for a long time. Now office workers based at home can light a candle to recreate the office ambience. Within minutes, your apartment can smell just like an overworked copier or laser printer.
There are six Eau D’Office scents to choose from apart from the “crisp and inky scent” called “Warm 96 Page Deck Left on the Printer” (pictured).
Other scented candles include “Breakfast Leftovers in Edit Suite 1,” reminiscent of a bacon, egg, and cheese; a “crisp and inky scent” called “Warm 96 Page Deck Left on the Printer”; and “Sushi Thursday at the Café,” which combines the scent of spicy wasabi with the “zesty cleaning spray” of a just-wiped table. “Afternoon Rush at the Coffee Bar.”
According to Fast Company, Gerard and Facada worked with Ohio-based Candle Studio over Zoom to create the perfumes and tried to get the scent as authentic to their old office spaces and routines as possible. Initially intended as goodbye gifts for work colleagues, they were such a hit they have now made them available online. You can place an order on the Eau D’Office Instagram page.
In writing for Morganton.com, columnist Peg DeMarco said, “Employers and employees have shifted from going into the office daily to working remotely with occasional office visits. ‘Boom towns’ are transitioning to ‘Zoom towns’.” She revealed results of a survey conducted by indeed.com where half of the respondents said they missed their commute routine, favorite quick breakfast stop, favorite morning radio show and sitting at a desk. Camaraderie also comes into play in that 45% of respondents missed in-person meetings with their coworkers and 73% miss the office setting.
It’s no wonder R/GA saw promise with the scented candles to help employees get accustomed to working from home using their sense of smell and “bring a piece of the office to the home.”
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