Times have changed, and the preconception that candles are just for women is no longer true. Many men are now discovering and enjoying the warm glow and enriching scent burning candles can provide to their home and work spaces.
For men, burning a candle at home is often an extension of their personal taste in wearable fragrances, and with stinky gym clothes and other not so lovely man smells to cover, candles are the grown up choice for gentlemen to up-level their bachelor pad.
There are many different fragrances available that are well suited to guys, from those that feature scent notes traditionally found within aftershaves to smells that are unashamedly unisex. Tobacco, citrus, sandalwood and oakmoss are ingredients that feature within many of our bestselling scented candles for men. Many of these candles are housed within elegant, neutral packaging, making them visually look great inside masculine decor.
In this gift guide we have explored the best scented candles for the men in your life, each featuring rich, warm, and manly fragrances that’ll make them the perfect Christmas gift or birthday present for him this year.
Our Top Masculine Fragrance Notes
Tobacco – has a pleasant and woody aroma. Consider the fragrance of a new pipe mix or the tobacco-impregnated sheets that line the interior of cigarette boxes. Warm, cosy, nostalgic, and delightfully intoxicating – it makes the perfect fragrance to add to any man’s home.
Leather – the rich, earthy, and somewhat sweet perfume is wonderfully evocative and comforting, and it pairs well with toasty spiced odours and warm, elegant floral notes.
Wood – our selection of wood fragrances will offer timeless sophistication to any space, taking inspiration from the depths of the forest to the polished elegance of oak panelled rooms.
Citrus – fragrance notes are recognised to be energising, enlivening, and invigorating. Bergamot, lemon, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit are all light and refreshing and help improve the atmosphere and vitality of a space.
Oakmoss – is an earthy, woody, seductive scent notes with hints of musk and amber. Oakmoss is a popular component among fragrances because it helps to ground more volatile aromas.
Cedarwood – This woodsy scent is both masculine and calming, making it a great option for men who want to create a relaxing atmosphere in their home.
Spicy – Candles with spicy fragrances, such as pepper or cinnamon, can add a bold and masculine touch to any room.
Forest – A forest-scented candle can bring the great outdoors into your home, with notes of pine, fir, and cedar.
Ocean – For a fresh and masculine scent, try an ocean-inspired candle with notes of sea salt and marine.
Mahogany – This rich and warm scent is perfect for men who want to add a touch of luxury to their home.
Bourbon – If you’re a fan of this classic drink, try a candle with a bourbon fragrance for a masculine and boozy scent.
Coffee – For a masculine scent that’s also invigorating, try a candle with a coffee fragrance.