There are an increasing number of luxury candles on the market boasting notes of wood, amber, and leather—scents more often attributed to lumberjacks than city-dwellers. But for every Diptyque Baies, there’s a rich, oud-based scent that’s just right for even the most masculine guy. Below, find 10 of our favorites.
Malin + Goetz “Cannabis”
They say this candle is a “general aphrodisiac.” I’m not sure about all of that, but it definitely smells better than the joint in your ashtray.
Byredo “Peyote Poem”
The name is pretty funny, but the scent and packaging are really nice. Your cultured guests will take notice.
Diptyque “Feu de Bois”
Probably the most popular scent from Diptyque; it smells like winter in the woods in the best way possible.
Baxter of California “White Wood 1”
This candle is proof that patchouli isn’t always a bad thing.
Joya For Inventory “Fig, Sunwashed Oak & Amber”
Figs might not always taste very good, but they do smell wonderful when mixed with oak and amber.
G. Colton and Paul Schneider “Ceramic Cypress Scented Candle”
Of course this smells great, but the best part is that when you’ve burned through the whole candle you can keep the ceramic on your shelf.
Chateau Marmont “Signature Candle”
This is basically the smell of fun. Nothing can really beat that.
Le Labo “Santal 26”
Every cool guy spot is infused with this scent right now. If it works for your favorite store, it will work for your house.
Carrière Frères “Sandalwood”
Sandalwood is a strong classic scent for men. This packaging is really well executed and will look cool on your dining room table.
This Monocle candle is produced by Comme des Garcons. It smells like a clean hinoki wood soaking tub mixed with trees and moss. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but it really works.