12 Best Masculine Candles for Every Scent Snob

Frill-free fragrances from amber to Asian pear.

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Candles are so much more than fruity floral scent-bombs that will overwhelm your home. In the vast world of fragrances, there are endless options to choose from, with a scent for every palette, preference, and style. Spicy, smokey, sultry scents can create a masculine vibe in your favorites spaces, with handsome packaging to match.

Read below for 12 of the best candles for men (and beyond).

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1 Raven Terrific Scented Candle
Sephora
ELLIS BROOKLYN
$60.00

The "terrific scented" candle has its name for a reason. With top notes of peony-patchouli, balanced by mandarin and rhubarb, this mysterious scent is a one-of-a-kind fragrance.

Notes: Mandarin, rhubarb, peony, pink lotus, patchouli, blond woods, and liquid musks

2 Luce di Colonia Candle
Neiman Marcus
Acqua di Parma
$69.00

Inspired by Acqua di Parma's signature Colonia scent, this summery candle features a light and citrusy blend, with richer, aromatic undertones. 

Notes: Orange, lemon, petitgrain, neroli, patchouli, and vetiver

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Dark Rum Candle
Malin + Goetz
$55.00

A modern interpretation of traditional bay rum, this Malin + Goetz cult-favorite candle is decadent but not overbearing, and can be paired with their mojito scent for a "signature cocktail."

Notes: Bergamot, plum, leather, rum, amber-patchouli, and vanilla

4 Black Tea Candle
Nordstrom
MURDOCK LONDON
$60.00

An evocative and sumptuous blend of spices, this black tea candle is rich and complex, but never overwhelming. 

Notes: Spices, leather, and tobacco

5 Moroccan Amber Scented Candle
Nordstrom
NEST FRAGRANCES
$42.00

Exotic and spicy, this Moroccan amber-scented candle is rich but light, balanced by eucalyptus and heliotrope.

Notes: Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrope, eucalyptus, and bergamot

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Editors' Pick
Sun Lotion Candle
Amara
Anya Smells
$209.00

Light this candle and you'll be dreaming of summer days, thanks to its notes of Italian bergamot, Sicilian lemons, orange flowers, and cedarwood, all of which come together for a sun lotion-inspired scent that is rich and joyful.

Notes: Bergamot, lemons, orange flowers, cedar wood, vanilla and musk

7 Scacco Scented Candle
Neiman Marcus
Fornasetti
$210.00

Encased in a holder with a checkerboard re-working of Lina Cavalier's iconic face, this Otto candle is sophisticated and unique, with the signature scent of the Fornasetti Profumi collection. 

Notes: Thyme, lavender, orris, cedarwood, tolu balsam, incense, birch, and labdanum

8 Soleil Blanc Scented Candle
Tom Ford
TOM FORD
$98.00

This seductive and refreshing scent is inspired by sun and luxury, with a wonderful blend of amber and floral undertones.

Notes: Floral, amber

9 Myrrh & Tonka Home Candle
Jo Malone
$87.00

Jo Malone's newest scent, myrrh and tonka, is a luxurious option crafted from hand-harvested sap of Namibian myrrh trees.

Notes: Myrhh, tonka bean, vanilla, and almond 

10 Teakwood and Tobacco Soy Candle
Amazon
P.F. Candle Co.
$23.00

This bold yet complex candle is initially musky, followed by notes of leather, pepper, and tobacco, and includes undertones of teak, sandalwood, orange, and patchouli.

Notes: Leather, pepper, and tobacco

11 Gray Feu de Bois Scented Candle
Neiman Marcus
Diptyque
$90.00

Inspired by a winter forest, this sultry firewood candle is warm and sophisticated, subtle and cozy.

Notes: smoky, firewood

12 LES Scented Candle
Nordstrom
BOY SMELLS
$32.00

Inspired by New York City's Lower East Side, this hand poured candle is eclectic and non-binary, appealing to a range of scent preferences. 

Notes: Blackcurrant, peach blossom, jasmine rice, Asian pear, coconut, cardamom and white cedar

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