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  • Looking for that smoky cracklin' firewood scent? Cult-favorite Diptyque's "Feu de Bois" candle has hints of sweet tobacco to offset the smoke. $60, at Gracious Home.

Candles. For men. Good idea. The execution? Less so. Inspired by the scent of a campfire, the guys behind Hotwicks decided to capture the scent in a candle and thus began a business marketing dude-friendly scents in tiny tins. We didn't think it could get any worse than those chubby jars by Yankee Candles. But for all the homey-sweetness of Yankee's Mulling Spices and Berry Jam, Hotwicks proffers scents like Stripper, Dryer Sheet and Urinal Cake. While we do give them credit for dead-on accurate scents and a Made in the USA ethos, our guess is that if you have to light a candle to smell some fresh laundry, it's time to do a load. $9, at Hotwicks.com.





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