Remember when candles were thought to be only for women? Those days are long gone. There’s a new phenomenon called “man” candles, or mandles, and they are sweeping the world. Forget everything you thought you knew about Bath & Body Works and embrace the idea of man candles.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Tom Ford cologne is as timeless as Dirty Harry. Thankfully, it’s now available as a smoky and sweet-scented candle. It is currently selling in Neiman Marcus which coincides with the cologne fragrance.
Le Labo Santal 26
In the market for something leathery that also has a hint of smokiness to it? Look no further than Le Labo Santal 26.
Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop
Anyone interested in a bourbon-scented candle? Well you’re about to be. This Jonathan Adler variety contains hints of davana, plum, leather, birch tree, and cedar wood. Basically everything that’s good in the world.
Apparently this smells like the deserts of the United Arab Emirates. Not sure if that’s a savory scent or not, but it’s in fact a real candle. We can neither confirm or deny that this candle smells like the Persian Gulf waters, even though it’s titled “Archipelago Dubai.” You’ll have to give this one a test drive for yourself.
Paddywax Eucalyptus Sandalwood Woods
Nothing like the scent of trees to calm a person down. Thanks to this paddy wax eucalyptus candle, you can experience the forest up close and personal. It should get you in the mood to chop down the nearest tree, or at the very least grow a lumberjack’s beard and buy a plaid shirt.
Cire Trudon Bartolome
Another mandle to grace the wood/spicy odor category, this Cire Trudon is perfect for any modern big city apartment that’s trying to channel a more countryside feel. Best of all it’s only $95.
Mad et Len
Not the most stereotypically manly of our scents here, but these Mad et Len candles do smell quite divine. They are a tad on the pricey side, running over $100 a piece, but they do a fantastic job of capturing the feel of a misty night. Which I guess is masculine on some level? If anything it will impress your date for the evening.
So for the record, candles are no longer purely feminine. They are being rightfully taken over as a vehicle of masculinity. Because nothing says masculinity more than tipping your candle over and setting your house on fire. Burn, baby, burn.