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).
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
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
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
An evocative and sumptuous blend of spices, this black tea candle is rich and complex, but never overwhelming.
Notes: Spices, leather, and tobacco
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
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
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
This seductive and refreshing scent is inspired by sun and luxury, with a wonderful blend of amber and floral undertones.
Notes: Floral, amber
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
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
Inspired by a winter forest, this sultry firewood candle is warm and sophisticated, subtle and cozy.
Notes: smoky, firewood
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