Smells Funny: DIA’s Overly Elaborate April Fool’s Day Candles Prank
Denver International Airport must have had a team on this prank for a couple of weeks. Some might ask if they didn't have better things to do? Still, it's pretty good.
April Fool's Day, for me, started off with a co-worker telling everyone that In-N-Out was actually coming to Loveland. The irony was, I had thought that maybe A.J. had been pranked, himself, but no. He's good.
Then, scrolling down Twitter, as I do each morning, I saw that DIA was promoting some candles. I thought, 'Why are they making candles, now?' I am a sucker. Hook, line, and sinker.
They introduced me (us) to a lovely line of six scented candles based upon air travel and DIA. Why prank me with just one scented candle, when six would really sell the bit, right? They even came up with a fancy box that they would come in. That's attention to detail.
Let's take a look at their collection:
SMELLS LIKE VACATION
With this one, they ease you into the whole idea that they might indeed have candles:
You've got your toes in the water, a cold drink in your hand and the sea breeze in your hair. Want to take a relaxing beach vacation, but can’t get away? This candle will bring the sea breeze, coconut and pineapple daiquiri scents straight to your home.
CLEAN LINEN TENT
Brilliant. The tents, linen.. I could see this scent being real, too. Eucalyptus is a nice touch:
Close your eyes and imagine you’re in the DEN terminal looking up. When it’s time to kick back and relax, make sure to look up and take in the view. This candle should remind you of the tents' architectural wonder and smells like clean linen and eucalyptus.
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HOPS AND BARLEY
This one did have my name all over it: A beer candle:
It's never too early to enjoy a Colorado local beer. As we like to say, "It's 8 a.m. somewhere!" Set the mood for your next party or poker night. The scents of citrus, hops and lager will leave you craving your next Colorado-brewed beer at DEN.
Why wouldn't they tie in 'Blucifer' in some way?
He's big, he's blue and he smells good too! Mustang is one of DEN’s most controversial art pieces and now you can be reminded of his special glow with this amazing candle scent mixed with musk, cedar and sage.
'They must be kidding. Wait, it's April Fool's...' I remember saying. Though, it does sound alright, aside from the kerosene:
We know you people like this scent. For people who REALLY love to travel. This candle will no doubt make you feel like you are at the airport waiting for your next flight. Enjoy a mix of fig tree and sandalwood with a hint of kerosene.
If you're going to have fun, always include some creepiness:
That is perfect packaging: the tents, DEN on the box.. perfect.