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The Thing: the least prissy scented candles ever

The Thing: March 2013

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.

Number 1

Cire Trudon Balmoral, $85. Sydney’s, 682 Queen St. W., 416-603-3369.

Number 2

Izola Sandalwood, $29. Roots, multiple locations.

Number 3

Saturdays Surf NYC Santalum and Cedrus, $48. Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.

Number 4

Le Labo Calone 17, $82. Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.

  • tONY p

    go tell the homeless guy on the corner that you are telling people to go and spend 85$ on a candle

  • buy soy candles online

    · If you do not like the usual wholesale candles available on every store and want to buy something unique, you can do it online. Candle wholesalers give you opportunity of choosing from variety of ingredients and scents. In short, you can customize it online. For example, whether you like soy wax candles, candles made of beeswax or want cinnamon plus apple scented soy candle, you can get them online.

  • not for sale

    I completely agree Tony. “After spending $80+ on candles lets go rinse our driveways with spring-water and debate the value of that piece of tenderloin I just spit out.” this is what the 10% will be up to in 5 years time. These people need to get out more. or when they do go out they need to open their bloody eyes