Location: 52nd St. Speakeasy, Manhattan
Featured Detective: Mr. Nick Charles
THE SCENT: Step back in time to “52nd St. Speakeasy” with Flame Noir Candle Co.’s original, all natural bookish soy candle inspired by private investigator Nick Charles. Our handmade lead-free scented candle features a top shelf blend of warm, fragrant tobacco, wittily intertwined with an ample dose of sweet and spicy bourbon whiskey.
THE SCENE: Give the secret knock and take a trip to “52nd St. Speakeasy”, Manhattan, 1933. Let your imagination run wild as you enter the dimly lit room by a flight of steep stairs, greeted by a blast of red hot jazz from the house band banging away at the back of the room. Move past the packed dance floor, where dozens of couples do the Lindy Hop and the Varsity Drag, skirts fanning and suspenders showing, cuff links discarded and sleeves rolled up. Order a Manhattan and take a seat at the bar next to half-tied, retired detective Nick Charles, lining up drinks and then joyfully knocking them down. It just don’t get snazzier than this, pally!
SCENT NOTES: Warm tobacco, bourbon whiskey, brown sugar, and caramel with hints of vanilla
SCENT STRENGTH: Medium
NOSE: Aromatic, spicy bourbon whiskey top notes mingle with mild and fragrant tobacco middle notes, ending with hints of caramel and sweet, brown sugar for an outcome that is boozy and masculine.
GIFT IDEAS: 52nd St. Speakeasy bookish soy candle is the perfect housewarming, special occasion, holiday or birthday gift under $10 (4 oz) or $20 (8 oz), for fans of The Thin Man and Dashiell Hammett, bartenders, husbands or boyfriends, film noir and detective fiction buffs, crime fiction writers, or really anyone attracted to bourbon whiskey and tobacco scents.
FEATURED DETECTIVE: Mr. Nick Charles. Created by author Dashiell Hammett for his detective novel, “The Thin Man”, (1934), Nick Charles, along with his wife Nora, stared in 6 hit films (1934-1947), were featured on their own radio program, (1941-1950), and eventually ended up on television in the mid-late 1950s for a total run of 72 episodes.
CHARACTER STUDY: Cocktail-happy, former P.I. and Pinkerton, Nick Charles, wants nothing more than to enjoy his retirement drinking bourbon in excess at his favorite Manhattan speakeasy while flirting with his Nob Hill heiress wife. When a murder mystery lands in their laps, however, Missus Charles has other ideas!
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RECOMMENDATIONS: We hope our customers will enjoy their new candles as they were meant to be experienced – while companioned with the book, films, TV shows, radio programs, and other official media in which this wonderful character is featured. We encourage you to discover the hidden secrets and engrossing mysteries of classic detective fiction. Give it a try and tell us what you think!