One of our very own customers utterly charmed us into designing this by mentioning that her father repaired machinery at a candy factory and thus came home smelling like candy and machine oil. We found this to be a delightful concept and created Candy Mechanic as an olfactory ode to the brave, kind, mechanically-minded souls who keep our society supplied with confections by keeping our candy machines running! The Candy Mechanic is a noble figure: always ready with a chocolate wrench or a vanilla bolt, ever-smiling and gently administering caramel oil to the fragrant gears of our candy behemoth as needed.
(We sent that customer our very first squee of Candy Mechanic a month early as a surprise, so she could try it first.)
Dark chocolate, extra-buttery vanilla, the sticky-sweetness of soft candy and a whiff of machine oil.
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Posted by Alexandra Holmes on 1st Aug 2015
Chocolate really hits you in the face with this one. Not just "chocolate scented", it smells like I've rubbed myself with a bar of high quality chocolate. After awhile the chocolate fades into your skin, and leaves you with some faint motes of machinery, just enough to make you feel like you're home. 100% amazing, definitely try it!
I got some amazing samples with my package, I love buying from this store <3
Posted by lilbunnygirl on 18th Feb 2014
This is the sweet + industrial smell I was hoping for when I got SR-71 Bakery Van. It's a perfect blend of chocolate candy and machinery, I am absolutely crazy about it.
Posted by Safyr Drathmir on 9th Jan 2014
...because he said, "It smells like I'm fixing a chocolate machine".
I bought this as one of his picks, as well as a modified Dr. ZOMG's Patent Shenanigan, and a regular Patent Shenanigan(goodness that's fun to type...we all should have Patent Shenanigans, ne?), and Mantle Plume. This was the first time he got to pick some of his own, so he was super excited.
In the bottle, warm, ooey, gooey, buttery chocolate, ready for pouring into the molds. On my son, He smelled like the gear oil you put on the industrial machines to keep them running smoothly all over his coveralls, and then the chocolate and candies went "SPLUT!" all over. He could not stop sniffing his wrist, and muttering happily to himself.
On me, candycandycandycandy, and a bit of burnt chocolate(probably the machine oil didn't make it on time).
I have one happy son ladies, and I blame you!
Posted by Hayley on 6th Aug 2013
I love this smell, but it's easy to imagine that not everyone would. It really comes down to how you feel about machine oil. Some people just don't like it! So don't bathe in this scent and then ride on a crowded subway car.
I can't really find the soft candy smell in here, but the chocolate is fairly prominent, and who can argue with that?
Posted by Ash on 7th Jul 2013
I was really excited about this fragrance. The prospect of smelling both sweet and kind of gritty at the same time was really appealing. In the bottle it smells mostly like brownies with a hint of machine oil but on me it just smells like brownies. Which isn't bad. It just wasn't what I was going for. That being said, on someone else the machine oil smell might come out more strongly.
I still really enjoyed this scent and would recommend it but, having bought the Red Empress at the same time, my heart belongs to elsewhere.
Posted by Billie on 4th Oct 2012
This is absolutely my favorite fragrance you carry. The Chocolate is DARK, and the machine oil gives it a creamy dirtiness that I love. There is also a sort of caramel smell that I adore. It mingles perfectly with my skin, and none of the components overpower each other.
Posted by Farrow on 25th Aug 2012
This product is great.
My only disappointment in relation to this is that I'm not man enough to wear it myself! I would up feeling that it was a bit too, well, sweet (there's candy involved, and it smells sweet--go figure). I guess I thought that the oil would be more of a force in the scent than it is.
This is not to say that this is not a great scent! I've been in love with this scent since I first read the description. I ended up giving my bottle to a friend who is in love with it, and it's honestly my favorite scent that you guys make. It works better on her than on me although I do have a squee sitting around for aromatherapy purposes.
Posted by Nachtwulf via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by Nachtwulf » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:19 am
Well, it's certainly all that and a bag of chips.
Sticky, thick, syrupy chocovanillamarshmallowswirl with just enough oil to make it MORE syrupy. I like foody scents but this one is just a little too heavy and sticky for my personal druthers, until it dries down.
When it finally calms down, it's a more pleasant sort of cocoa, but it's still not quite my cuppa.
Posted by maggilu42 via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by maggilu42 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:00 pm
And here I thought I was the only person in the world who thought machine oil smelled good.
I'm in heaven. I love sweet, candy scents, but shy away from actually wearing them out of fear of smelling like either a toddler or a bakery.
Candy Mechanic is a very personal fragrance in that you don't share it with the world. The people riding in the carpool with you won't notice it, but your lover will. It fades nicely, a quick burst of sweet and that beautiful machinery tang that makes you smile, then it settles down to become part of you. You're not wearing perfume, that's just how you smell.
Posted by AveAves via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
I. LOVE. THIS.
Let me elaborate: I've accepted that all I really want in the world is whatever chocolate note the magical ZOMG Smells fairies use. It works fantastically well on me, and I love it. This is no exception. I wouldn't have thought to try this one because of the "whiff of machine oil" but holy geeze I even like that too. Lucky me that I got it as a freebie with my order! Starts out as CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE (I die of joy) and then mixes with lovely deep caramelized sugary vanilla. Once dry the mechanical scent comes out. It's a dry scent and does have that sorta comes-in-a-metal-can-and-is-found-in-garages smell... But honestly it works well here. The chocolate is still there, enhanced by the vanilla, and the machine oil note just keeps it from being a "boring" (I'm lying, I would never find it boring) foody scent. I love you, candy mechanic. I will probably have to buy a bottle of you someday.
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