Who actually likes the smell of lavender, anyway? Scented candles, once the exclusive domain of frilly spas and tacky ex-girlfriends, are making a decidedly masculine comeback. The aromas are dark and earthy, with olfactory notes of sandalwood, tobacco, cognac and moss. Just don’t go looking for one of these bad boys in a store that specializes in bubble bath accessories—like lots of good grooming and decor products now, they’re found at high-end clothing stores and other purveyors of the super cool.
Cire Trudon Balmoral, $85. Sydney’s, 682 Queen St. W., 416-603-3369.
Izola Sandalwood, $29. Roots, multiple locations.
Saturdays Surf NYC Santalum and Cedrus, $48. Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.
Le Labo Calone 17, $82. Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.