On Tuesday, I got an email from Yankee Candle and the subject line caught my eye. Mmm… Is that bacon I smell? Introducing our sizzling new Man Candles lineup.
Mmmm…bacon. Also, Man Candles?
Later that day, I received the new Yankee Candle catalog in the mail and it also featured the new Man Candles lineup. From what I can tell, two of them are new which means I’ve been unaware of previous Man Candles.
So from left to right, we have First Down, Riding Mower, Mmm Bacon, Movie Night and Man Town. It was pretty easy to guess what Riding Mower, Mmm Bacon and Movie Night would smell like, but I had to do further investigation on First Down and Man Town. Luckily, the catalog had handy dandy descriptions.
Man Town – Escape to the man cave with this masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.
I’ll wait while you finish laughing at the idea a man cave would smell good. Done? Then on to FOOTBALL!
First Down – Game on! This combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather is as exciting as game day.
(“Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver is a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India.” Yeah, I didn’t know either.)
But there’s more! This Yankee Candle catalog is scratch & sniff! And I love football and you can buy cute football-related accessories for the First Down candle, so I rubbed the spot and buried my nose in it.
When I was done coughing, sneezing, drying my eyes, and rubbing my face, I told my husband to smell it. He declined.
Trust me, that is not what football smells like. Fortunately, since they’re MAN candles, I can toss the catalog and move on with my life.
That said, I do have mad love for Yankee Candles and don’t have enough room to display them all.
That’s just one shelf on my baker’s rack. I’m scent-sensitive and can’t have the perfumed candles with the exotic flowers and storms and all those buzz words that mean insta-headache. Light fruits, warm apple Christmas scents and such, though, I love. Honeydew being my favorite. But they do have an awesome new scent called Waikiki Melon that I adore. And I bought the fun accessories to match!
So, would you buy a bacon-scented candle? And, if you’re a candle person, what’s your favorite scent?