6 of the best MANLY Scented Candles

The properties of Scented Candles are no longer the remit of the fairer sex and hippies, this antiquated notion belongs with the Flat world movement and Donald Trump replacing Barack Obama as leader of the Free World, fingers crossed. Scented candles have come on a long way and are, seriously, not just the property of ladies trying to relax in a long, soapy, bubble bath. Men really are getting in on the act and grooming brands are raising to and catering for the wants of their male consumer. We’re not talking apple blossom, rhubarb or Japanese Camelia, no we are genuinely seeing masculine scents and packaging to reflect this rugged customer.

img_8236This indulgent single wick candle blended with notes of ylang-ylang, amber and cardamom from Molton Brown has top notes of ylang-ylang and bergamot and base notes of musk and amber.

img_0265Did you know each individual Acqua di Parma candle is the result of a careful hand- made process which takes 24 hours to complete. It all starts from a mix of three fundamental ingredients: top quality wax, fragrance, and colour pigments.


Wood, brandy and spice notes intermingle to create this classic in Byron by Cire Trudon, the oldest candle maker in the world. It has supplied candles to some of history’s most glittering characters and has survived intact some of the most momentous events in European history.


The clue is in the name with this classic by Jo Malone. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze, just what you need after a long old day


Created in 1902 exclusively by British Hertiage brand Penhaligon’s and taking its name from Blenheim Palace. The Blenheim Bouquet is a bracing mix of citrus oils, spices and woods. It’s hard to imagine it was created over one hundred years ago. It is a fragrance that is discreet, sensual.

img_8260Last but by no means least is a timeless classic, Green Irish Tweed from the House of Creed is as popular today as it has ever been. Created by Olivier Creed in 1985, Green Irish Tweed achieved worldwide success simply by word of mouth, so beguiling was its blend of floral, green and woody notes. Green Verbena, Violet Leaves, Florentine Iris, Sandalwood and Ambergris are subtly orchestrated in a fragrance that is virile, elegant and irresistibly charming


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