Man candles

Yes, truly. And here are their names and descriptions:

Man Town™ – Escape to the man cave with this masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.

First Down™ – This combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather is as exciting as game day.

Riding Mower™ – Hot sun. Cool breeze. And the intensely summery scent of freshly cut grass.

2 x 4™ – The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality.

From the Yankee Candle Company.

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13 thoughts on “Man candles

  1. Man Candles: Because those other candles are just too girly.™

    Meh. As annoying as it is for me, as a man, to be reminded of the gender stereotypes men perpetrate on each other and on women, hopefully this will work to relax them in the long run.

  2. I have pounded many a 2 x 4 in my day and I can’t say I remember them having any particular scent. Like after mowing the lawn, I might have had a particular scent after pounding enough 2 X 4s on a hot summer afternoon, but it’s not one I want memorialized in candle form. (That said, Yankee Candle is a pretty dumb outlet, though, I suppose, a somewhat successful one. I’d not look to them for views on the zeitgeist.)

  3. “man town” sounds pretty exciting, but “first down” even more so. I apologize if I am being inappropriate on this forum … but the names, descriptions, and even the concept itself are all hilarious.

  4. mm, I almost completely share your reaction.

    On the other hand, I expect a lot of adverts for women’s scents are as absurd.

  5. patchouli– okay. this is now the second context in which I have been told (the first was by an actual male person) that this is somehow a ‘man scent’.
    I thought patchouli was universal, gender non specific “college dorm room get rid of that other smell” smell.
    does adding “leather” make it manly?
    and what the heck is vetiver???

  6. does adding “leather” make it manly?
    You’ve heard of Tom of Finland? Leather makes things verymanly, I think.

  7. For me, patchouli will be forever tied to that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack yells at a man to “get your patchouli stink out of my store!”

  8. It’s been days, and I am still cracking up about this. The following fragments of conversations won’t go away….

    “Would anyone like to smell my man candle?”

    “The wick of my man candle is kind of shriveled.”

    “The size of one’s man candle does matter to whether you can fill the room with aroma.”

    seriously, what were they thinking????!!!

    feel free to delete this if it is in too bad taste…..

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