New Sigur Rós candle smells like “instant Iceland” or somethingBy Kelsey Fowler | February 13th, 2013 | No Comments »
The newest product to line the virtual shelves of the Sigur Rós online store is a custom-scented candle; a true waxy wonderland for sale at the odd price of $23.50.
Named for a track on the band’s 2012 “Valtari” album, the “Varðeldur” Sigur Rós candle smells of “driftwood campfire.” The site’s description reads: “The smoky, slightly briny smell of a flotsam campfire on a distant black beach under a wan midnight sun. And, most recently, the smell of Sigur Rós’s studio, while they go about the quasi-mystical business of making the magic happen. Specially developed to the band’s olfactory specifications, this candle burns for 35 evocative hours of ‘instant Iceland,’ or something like that.”
Sigur Rós also recently stated they are working on a new album to be released in 2013. The Icelandic band announced the news during a chat on Reddit, where users could ask questions to band members. We’ll give them one thing — they certainly know how to wax poetic about their wax products. Better buy your candles now because the band plays the 1stBank Center on April 16.
Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.