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25 Masculine Scented Candles Any Man Would Love

Updated on April 25, 2021 Updated on Apr 25, 2021
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    Everyone likes nice smells and ambiance, and that includes men, of course! But some scents are more appealing to men than others. We chose 25 masculine scented candles for men that are sure to please.

  1. Manly Indulgence 5 O’Clock Shadow
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    What a fun name for a scented candle company that makes candles for men, and what a sexy name for this particular masculine scent. A best-seller for the company, this candle is a blend of oakmoss, musk, and fresh fir needles. The scent is fresh and outdoorsy, and the candle has a burn time of 60 hours. 

  3. Manly Indulgence Dark Forest
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    Another glass jar candle from Manly Indulgence! This one has heady scents of fresh herbs, amber, sandalwood, cedarwood, and lavender meant to invoke a walk through the forest. The candle has a burn time of 60 hours. 

  5. Citrus Candle
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    Citrus scented candles are great for summer or the kitchen all year round. This soy candle is a clean, fresh blend of basil, lime, and mandarin. This soy wax candle is hand-poured and strongly scented, so it’s perfect for a large room or his man cave! 

  7. Northern Lights Dark Rum & Oak
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    Many man candles feature boozy scents, and it’s a good match; the candles can help invoke the cozy ambiance of a favorite bar. This candle mimics the scent of a dark rum that’s been aged in an oak barrel. The candle has a burn time of 35 hours, and the top gives the candle a rustic look; it’s made of natural cork. 

  9. Torched Barrel-Aged Brown Ale
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    This candle resides in an actual beer bottle that has been upcycled into something almost as fun as beer! The candle scent is based on the tasting notes of his favorite type of beer, in this case, brown ale. The scent features bourbon and leather notes, and the amber bottle gives it a cozy glow. These soy candles are available in several scents and three sizes. 

  11. His Collection Leather & Tibetan Oud
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    This sleek black glass jar candle makes a nice piece of home decor, and the scent is unique. I love a leather candle scent, but I didn’t know what oud was or smelled like. Oud is dark resinous wood, and it has a sensual, musky scent. That scent blended with the leather scent is a rich, warm blend, perfect for those cold winter months. 

  13. Cabinite Log Cabin Collection Wood Work Shop
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    Another fun company making candles for men! This candle is meant to invoke the smells of his wood workshop with notes of clove, bourbon, and smoke. This is a great candle for the guy who works in an office Monday through Friday but loves his woodshop on the weekends. The candle has a wood wick that pops and crackles and has a burn time of over 55 hours. The company has several other fun scents. 

  15. Rugged & Dapper
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    Rugged & Dapper makes skincare products for men, so candles for men are a natural extension! The scent is a blend of eucalyptus, cypress, cedarwood, and smoke. It’s a fresh, masculine smell, and the candle comes in a tin that’s perfect for travel. The candle has a burn time of 30-35 hours. 

  17. WoodWick Mountain Trail 
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    I love these candles! They have a wooden wick, and it really does sound like a tiny, crackling fire. This candle is a nice blend of three scents, evergreen, wood smoke, and Frasier fir. If your man loves camping and hiking, this is the scent for him! 

  19. Lumberjack Flannel
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    Manly candles call for a manly fabric, and what’s more manly than flannel? This candle is a blend of lavender, mahogany, and cedarwood. The candle is 100% soy wax and has a clean-burning cotton wick with a paper core free of zinc and lead.

  21. Paddywax Library Collection Oscar Wilde
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    Do you need manly candles for a literary lover? Look no further than Paddywax’s Library Collection. This is the Oscar Wilde candle, perfect for the man of wit in your life! This version is the two-wick candle made for travel; it comes in a beautiful copper tin. The scent is cedarwood, thyme, and basil. 

  23. Paddywax Apothecary Collection Vetiver & Cardamom
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    Another cool candle from Paddywax! This is from their Apothecary Collection and comes in what looks like an old apothecary jar. The scent is a blend of vetiver and cardamom. Vetiver frequently features in men’s cologne. The scent is earthy, woody, leathery, and smoky. The cardamom gives it just a touch of warm sweetness. The candle is eight ounces and has a burn time of up to 60 hours. 

  25. The Mandle Surfer Dude
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    What a fun idea! Masculine candles that come in a container that looks like a paint can. The attached washer is to pry open the top. This is the Surfer Dude scent, that clean, refreshing, ocean breeze scent that lures surfer dudes near and far. These candles have an amazing burn time of up to 90 hours. 

  27. Southern Therapy Pipe Tobacco
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    Southern Therapy candles are made using coconut soy wax, so they are eco-friendly. This scent is pipe tobacco, and anyone who had a parent or grandparent who smoked a pipe will have fond memories. Pipe tobacco has a warm, slightly vanilla scent but is not overly sweet; something men generally don’t like in a home fragrance. 

  29. Southern Therapy Tomato Leaf
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    This is another coconut soy wax candle from Southern Therapy and another one that might evoke memories for some, something the best candles can do. This candle is tomato leaf scented, my grandmother grew tomatoes, and I spent summers with her, so this is my favorite smell in the world. Many candle scents are sold under tomato leaf, but not all of them get it right. They usually add a note that makes it too sweet. Not this one; it gets that clean, green, zesty scent spot on—a perfect candle for summer. 

  31. Unscented Beeswax Candle
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    Burning candles are great, but some people have allergies or sensitivities that mean scented candles are a no-go for them. We have a candle for them too! This beeswax candle is unscented, made of 100% pure beeswax, paraffin, and lead-free, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic! The three-wick candle comes in a jar made of 100% recycled glass. 

  33. Tiki Citronella Candle
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    I live in New Orleans, a literal swamp, so as you can imagine, mosquitos are a problem. There is never an outdoor gathering here that doesn’t feature citronella candles! Mosquitos don’t like the scent, so they’ll stay away from your bbq, picnic, or pool party when you burn this candle. The candle comes in a galvanized bucket so that it will give your outdoor space a nice rustic look. It is 28 ounces and burns for up to 32 hours. 

  35. Love & Linger Cowboy Candle
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    Love & Linger, what a great name for a candle company! And why not linger if there is a sexy cowboy around. Cowboy is the name of this candle, and the scent is a mix of leather and campfire, exactly what you think a cowboy would smell like. The candle is 16 ounces and has three wicks. 

  37. Palo Santo Candle
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    Palo Santo is a wood that some people burn to remove bad energy. I don’t know if it does that, but it does smell great. Palo Santo is a delicate, subtle scent, citrusy with a bit of pine and mint. This candle is eight ounces and has a burn time of 45 hours. 

  39. Eucalyptus Mint Candle
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    Eucalyptus is a classic men’s candle scent, but undiluted, it can be a little overpowering and certainly one note. This candle adds a bit of mint into the mix, which tempers the eucalyptus and makes a nice marriage of slightly medicinal and fresh and green. 

  41. Bergamot & Mahogony Candle
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    Bergamot is a type of citrus fruit, and you’ll see it a lot in candles, lotions, colognes, and other scented things because it mixes really well with other scents. As you can imagine, it has a light, citrus scent. In this candle, the bergamot is mixed with the more earthy, heavy scent of mahogany in a perfect blend. Melony candles are less overpowering than some other brands, so they’re great for the living room or other shared spaces. 

  43. Black Coffee Candle
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    You have to look (or smell!) high and low to find a coffee-scented candle that isn’t just overpoweringly sickly sweet. Most of them smell like what those Starbucks milkshake concoctions pretending to be coffee probably taste like. Not this candle! It does have some sweetness; the black coffee scent alone might be too bitter to be appealing to most people, but the sweetness is subtle. It’s definitely the coffee that is forward. The candle is 14 ounces and burns for 40-50 hours. 

  45. Aromatherapy Candle Set
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    These are aromatherapy candles scented with essential oils, candle scents meant to help relax and unwind, so they’re perfect for the bedroom. The scents are lavender, vanilla, ocean, and raspberry. The votive cups are 3.5 ounces and burn for 20-25 hours each. 

  47. Diptyque Amber Candle
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    Diptyque is the first word in luxury candles, and they have a price to match, but the scents are rich and complex compared to less expensive candles. Diptyque candles are the best scented candles on the market. Think of the difference between a parfum and a perfume. This is the amber candle; amber is rich, exotic, and spicy. 

  49. Teakwood Candle
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    Teakwood smells a bit like cedar but is more subtle. It’s less “piney” than cedar, so great for men who like woody, earthy scents but don’t like that overpowering Christmas tree smell a lot of cedar or pine candles have. This candle from Sand + Fog is 12 ounces and burns for about 36 hours.