The Story Behind The Homesick x Dunkin’ Candle Collection

The Story Behind The Homesick x Dunkin’ Candle Collection

Here at Dunkin’ we’re proud that so many of our guests make a Dunkin’ run part of their daily routine. So, it was only fitting to team up with home fragrance and lifestyle brand Homesick to create an exciting collection of limited-edition candles that allow these loyal Dunkin’ fans to bring home the scents of some of their favorite treats.

Available beginning today, November 25, and for a limited time on, the three fragrances are inspired by some of Dunkin’s most beloved menu items: Original Blend Coffee, Peppermint Mocha Flavored Coffee and Old Fashioned Donuts.

The full Homesick x Dunkin’ candle collection includes:

  • Original Blend – Dunkin’s signature blend coffee that has been keeping America running all day, every day for nearly 70 years. The combination of Original Blend Coffee and cream deliver a sweet scent to be enjoyed by all.
  • Peppermint Mocha – This decadent holiday scent will keep you in the spirit all season long. Swirls of rich mocha and cool peppermint come together for a sweet, festive treat.
  • Old Fashioned – Bask in the coziness of freshly baked Old Fashioned Donuts with the sweet, but subtle scent of traditional warm spices that overwhelm you with nostalgia.

You may be wondering how Homesick was able to capture the essence of these fan favorites in candle form. Well, it all started with our favorite type of research: taste testing! Homesick’s team of researchers and perfume chemists began by picking up a dozen Old Fashioned Donuts and a round of Original Blend Coffees from their local Dunkin’. The return of our beloved Peppermint Mocha Flavored Coffees for the holiday season was still top-secret, so we sent a special shipment to Homesick’s fragrance development team in New Jersey.

In addition to carefully evaluating each flavor and fragrance nuance by tasting and smelling the donuts and coffee, the Homesick team also reflected on the feelings they evoked: nostalgia, comfort and happiness. Over two months, they went through about seven iterations of Old Fashioned-inspired fragrances and just three iterations of Original Blend and Peppermint Mocha. It was crucial to capture a balance of fragrance notes that Dunkin’ fans everywhere would recognize and love, so our culinary team here at Dunkin’ worked closely with Homesick’s experts to pick the best matches.

Once the fragrances were just right, the candles were hand-poured in our home state of Massachusetts and packaged in bold, vibrant prints that reflect our iconic pink and orange colors. If you’re looking for a thoughtful holiday gift for the Dunkin’ lover in your life, these candles are the perfect pick.

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