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12 Inedible Pumpkin-Spiced Products

Love it or loathe it, pumpkin spice lattes have become as tied to autumn in the collective consciousness as candy corn and apple cider. People love to consume the oft-mocked flavor, but as our eyewitness accounts and Googling have shown, the scent alone has attached itself to many inedible products, too. (As has the color, but that’s a whole other story). Still, as many rush to capitalize on the trend, the sale of actual pumpkins is down. So consider buying the real thing along with your pumpkin-spiced candle.

1. AUTOMOTIVE EXHAUST DEODORIZER


When your car’s exhaust doesn’t smell autumnal enough, fear not, there’s GoGood “Pumpkin & Spice” deodorizer.

2. NAIL POLISH


To celebrate the season, it’s ideal to accordingly bling out your nails and carry the pumpkin spice aroma with you everywhere. Etsy store Blue Sparrow Trinkets has you covered on both counts with a sparkly scented polish that’s perfect for apple picking and frolicking in the decorative gourd patch.

3. LIP BALM

 

Okay so your nails are covered, but how about your kisser? The good folks at Burt’s Bees are masters of channeling nature’s good stuff into their line of products, which includes pumpkin spice lip balm (for inquiring minds, the natural elements in PS are pumpkin and cinnamon). It's a good way to sample the coveted flavor without any of the calories. And while the fact that you will taste it makes this one sort of edible, eating it is not recommended.

4. BEARD BALM


Men, we know you have beards because a) it’s autumn and b) they’re very trendy, but are you caring for it properly? And more importantly, if you are caring for it, are you choosing the best scent? Aromaman Beard Care has a pumpkin spice beard balm that will have every hot-blooded, PS-loving individual clamoring to get close.

5. SCENTED LIGHT BULB


What? Yeah, we don’t know either. Scented silicone light bulbs are apparently a thing so why not get one with the best aroma of all, pumpkin spice? On The Bright Side has just the thing, and it’s even hand-dipped for personal craftsmanship and a cool shape.

6. SOAP


It feels perfectly appropriate that Farmers' Market brand makes a pumpkin spice fragranced soap. It’s certified organic and made with avocado, which might be the only thing more beloved than pumpkin spice these days.

7. BATH BOMBS


A true pumpkin spice fanatic might say that they love the stuff so much they wish they could bathe in it. Well, good news: Sink and Soak makes a pumpkin spice bath bomb, so now you can. As they say: “Indulge in all the goodness autumn has to offer.”

8. DOG TREATS


 

Guess who also loves pumpkin spice? Fido, of course! Indulge your pooch's penchant for the sweet and spicy stuff with Twistix Dental Chews. They’re sans wheat, corn, or soy, and low in fat and protein, so pets can indulge carefree. Which makes this one a little bit of a cheat in the "inedible" department, but only if you and your dog share the same taste in snack food.

9. DOG COLOGNE

For a truly concentrated effort, eliminate any unsavory odors your pet may have picked up with this pumpkin spice cologne from Bath & Brush. The blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger is festive and therapeutic for your and your four-legged friend.

10. DOG SHAMPOO


 

Speaking of therapy: While you’re soaking away in the tub with your pumpkin spice bath bombs, consider ordering pumpkin spice shampoo for your dog or cat. It will make bath time even sweeter.

11. AIR FRESHENERS


 

The purest distillation of the pumpkin spice fragrance might be a good old air freshener. You can even make your own if you want to be one of the witches of autumn who can conjure the oh-so-popular scent.

12. BODY SPRAY


This entire line is actually “sweet cinnamon pumpkin,” but we all know what that means. And we’ll take one of each, please.

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This Harry Potter Candle Melts to Reveal Your Hogwarts House—and Smells Amazing
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As it gets darker and colder outside, the thought of lighting a candle in your room and curling up with a good book becomes more appealing. A sorting hat candle from the Muggle Library Candles Etsy store makes the perfect companion to whatever Harry Potter book you happen to be re-reading for the hundredth time this season. According to the Cleveland news outlet WKYC, the candle slowly reveals your Hogwarts house as it burns.

From the outside, the item looks like a normal white candle. But when lit, the outer layer of plain wax melts away, allowing the colorful interior to poke through. The candles come in one of four concealed colors: red for Gryffindor, blue for Ravenclaw, yellow for Hufflepuff, and green for Slytherin. The only way to know which house you’re destined to match with is by purchasing a candle and putting it to use. According to the label, the scent evokes “excitement, fear, and nervousness.” The smell can also be described as lemon with sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli.

Due to its viral popularity, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Etsy store has put all orders on hold while working to get its current batch of shipments out to customers. You can follow Muggle Library Candles on Instagram for updates on the sorting candle, as well as other Harry Potter-themed candles in their repertoire, like parseltongue and free elf.

[h/t WKYC]

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5 Killer Pieces of Rock History Up for Auction Now (Including Prince’s Guitar)
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If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of rock history, now is the time. A whole host of cool music memorabilia from the 20th century is going up for sale through Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles as part of its “Icons and Idols” sale. If you’ve got the dough, you can nab everything from leather chairs from Graceland to a shirt worn by Jimi Hendrix to never-before-available prints that Joni Mitchell signed and gave to her friends. Here are five highlights from the auction:

1. ELVIS’S NUNCHUCKS

Elvis’s nunchucks
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Elvis’s karate skills sometimes get a bad rap, but the King earned his first black belt in 1960, and went on to become a seventh-degree black belt before opening his own studio in 1974. You can cherish a piece of his martial arts legacy in the form of his nunchaku. One was broken during his training, but the other is still in ready-to-use shape. (But please don’t use it.) It seems Elvis wasn’t super convinced of his own karate skills, though, because he also supposedly carried a police baton (which you can also buy) for his personal protection.

2. PRINCE’S GUITAR

A blue guitar used by Prince
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Prince’s blue Cloud guitar, estimated to be worth between $60,000 and $80,000, appeared on stage with him in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The custom guitar was made just for Prince by Cloud’s luthier (as in, guitar maker) Andy Beech. The artist first sold it at a 1994 auction to benefit relief efforts for the L.A. area’s devastating Northridge earthquake.

3. KURT COBAIN’S CHEERLEADER OUTFIT

Kurt Cobain wearing a cheerleader outfit in the pages of Rolling Stone
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The Nirvana frontman wore the bright-yellow cheerleader’s uniform from his alma mater, J.M. Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, Washington, during a photo shoot for a January 1994 issue of Rolling Stone, released just a few months before his death.

4. MICHAEL JACKSON’S WHITE GLOVE

A white glove covered in rhinestones
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A young Michael Jackson wore this bejeweled right-hand glove on his 1981 Triumph Tour, one of the first of many single gloves he would don over the course of his career. Unlike later incarnations, this one isn’t a custom-made glove with hand-sewn crystals, but a regular glove topped with a layer of rhinestones cut into the shape of the glove and sewn on top.

The auction house is also selling a pair of jeans the star wore to his 2003 birthday party, as well as other clothes he wore for music videos and performances.

5. WOOD FROM ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

A piece of wood in a frame under a picture of The Beatles
Courtesy Julien's Auctions

You can’t walk the halls of Abbey Road Studios, but you can pretend. First sold in 1986, the piece of wood in this frame reportedly came from Studio Two, a recording space that hosted not only The Beatles (pictured), but Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and others.

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