Revive Your Space With a Candle

Best candles for men in 2021

Revive Your Space With a Candle

The scents that will bring autumn right into your home

Candles are one of my favorite ways to unwind. The ritual of lighting the wick and watching the flickering flame serves as a great reminder to relax. You have so many different scents—floral, earthy, spicy and sweet, all mixed and mingled together. You may ask yourself; how do I find my favorite scent? Piece of advice: Always go with a smell for the season. So for fall, you would want one that's earthy, woody and potent.

Everyone seems to gravitate towards a scent that may remind them of a fond memory—a loved one's sweater, or a place that you cannot wait to go back and visit. If you're on the fence, look at the product details and you'll see a list of scent notes. My nose naturally loves strong smells such as worn-in leather, smoky woods, vetiver or vanilla. These fragrances remind me of being next to a fire or a moody cocktail bar during the colder seasons and I don't mind smelling scents like that year around.

Whether or not you're into candles, it's always a great opportunity to bring a certain mood or vibe into your living space. I know the next few weeks may be too cold for bonfires, but some of these candles we've listed will allow you to have that same scent and warm glow in the comfort of your living room.

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The Best Candles
for Men in 2021

Frama St. Pauls Candle

St. Pauls candle,
$57 by Frama

Mar Mar North Candle

North candle,
$46 by Mar Mar

Ranger Station Santalum Candle

Santalum candle,
$36 by Ranger Station

Sydney Hale Co. Woods Candle

Woods candle,
$30 by Sydney Hale Co.

Brooklyn Candle Studio Hinoki Candle

Hinoki candle,
$28 by Brooklyn Candle Studio

Harlem Candle Co. Ellington Candle

“Ellington” candle,
$45 by Harlem Candle Co.

Imogene + Willie The Plus Candle

The Plus candle,
$62 by Imogene + Willie

Flamingo Estate Climbing Tuscan Rosemary Candle

Climbing Tuscan Rosemary candle,
$45 by Flamingo Estate

Norden Goods Oresund Candle

Norden Oresund candle,
$55 by Norden Goods

Aesop Aganice Aromatique Candle

Aganice Aromatique candle,
$110 by Aesop

Comme Des Garcons Parfume CDG2 Candle

CDG2 candle,
$62 by Comme Des Garçons Parfume

ManReady Mercantile Leather Candle

Leather candle,
$28 Manready Mercantile

P.F. Candle Co. Pinon Candle

Piñon candle,
$20 by P.F. Candle Co.

Le Labo Palo Santo 14 Candle

Palo Santo 14 candle,
$68 by Le Labo

Saint Rita Parlor Signature Fragrance Candle

Signature Fragrance candle,
$60 by Saint Rita Parlor

Candle Maintenance

It’s always recommended that wicks are trimmed to ¼” length prior to lighting and this pragmatic tool will reach deep into jars to help maintain the wick. Plus, it catches the sooty snipped remnants so you can easily discard it.

Wick trimmer, $18 by Boy Smells

A Common Mistake

The first burn is the most important. You want to liquefy the entire top layer of wax so your candle will burn down evenly. A general rule is to first burn one hour for every inch in diameter of your candle size.

Candle illustration

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