Muggs, Moobs, Murses… Now Mandles
What IS the smell of man?
Dirty socks, sweaty gym shorts, and day-old Ramen noodles are just a few things that come to mind (and consequently bring up my lunch). And apparently some people rather enjoy those scents, because someone (most likely a man) decided to bottle them up and add a wick.
Yes, let me introduce you to the “Man Candle.”
The Man Candle (or mandle for those guys in the know) is a guy’s answer to the lavender/vanilla bean/clean cotton candles we ladies have been burnin’ for years. Much like sandals, bras and even Spanx, guys have been feeling left out and wanted a scented candle of their very own. But with none of that girly smelly stuff, of course.
Mandles come in a number of “manly” scents ranging from dude places (the fishing dock, the golf course, and the garage) to dude foods (pizza, popcorn, bacon, draft beer and pot roast). They are the perfect room accessory when guys are looking to set the mood or freshen up that stale, man room air. Because there’s nothing more appealing than a guy’s room that smells like a mix of mildewy laundry and “the warm, savory goodness of a slow-cooked hunk of beef seasoned to perfection.”
While I, a lady who is currently burning a pumpkin pie candle, would never enjoy a room that smells like a garage or bacon, I guess I can understand why guys might enjoy it. I mean, I’m sure they’ll never understand my obsession with “vanilla frosting” candles. Maybe there’s something pleasant and comforting about the scent of a pizza or a football stadium.
And, hey, at the end of the day, anything is better than a room that smells like farts, right?
Oh wait - there’s a candle for that too.