What Do Boy Smells Candles Actually Smell Like?
What started as an experiment in the kitchen of David Kien and Matthew Herman in 2015 has evolved into a fragrance brand to know about just six years. Both fashion veterans, David and Matthew wanted to take the gender out of fragrance entirely and focus on solely on delivering the mood and ambience described on the packaging. The result: some of the best candle scents we’ve ever come across.
Why We Love Boy Smells CandlesThe best candle scents aren’t necessarily the ones that hit you as soon as you walk into a room, they’re the ones subtly create a vibe almost without you realising they’re there. This is what Boy Smells does so well. That’s not to say they’re not potent and won’t fill the room, but rather, they won’t overpower the room. Take Gardener, one of the bestselling Boy Smells candles, as an example. For us, it is the ideal kitchen scent. After two or three minutes, the room feels fresher and lighter with the help of tomato and citrus notes. Unwanted cooking smells are wafted away without the need for a heavy, heady scent. This isn’t a quality exclusive to the Gardener Scented Candle either, as our Boy Smells candle review will reveal…
Our Boy Smells Candles Review
Boy SmellsKush Scented Candle, £44
If You Like Soft Floral Scents…
Inspired by the cannabis flower, Kush is an easy going, crowd-pleasing scent. While the green flower and tulip offer bring the floral freshness, amber and white musk provide some comforting warmth to balance out the florals. This is a candle you can burn in any room, on any occasion, at any time of the year. Fans of Kush should also branch out to Boy Smells Cowboy Kush Scented Candle, £44 and Boy Smells Cashmere Kush Scented Candle, £44.
Boy SmellsAsh Scented Candle, £44
If You Want A Subtly Smoky Scent…
Forget about firelighters, logs and kindling, create a cosy vibe at the strike of match with this open fireplace inspired candle. Smoke, charcoal and palo santo come together with dry hay and juniper berry to achieve a relaxing smoky, woody blend that you’ll want to light on the chillier evenings.
Boy SmellsHinoki Fantôme Scented Candle, £44
If You’re Looking For An Earthy, Spicy Scent…
Resin, hinoki timber, cardamom and moss come together to create a beautiful mash-up of smoky, spicy, earthiness that feels instantly relaxing. Walk into a room where Hinoki Fantome has been burning and you’ll feel tense shoulders drop and the stress leave you.
Boy SmellsGardener Scented Candle, £44
If You’re Craving A Fresh, Outdoorsy Scent
Lighting this citrus, petitgrain and honeysuckle infused candle is like taking a walk around a well-maintained walled garden in full summer’s bloom. As we mentioned, Gardener is our go-to kitchen candle as the invitingly fresh scent banishes unwanted odours without throwing off your appetite. It also makes the perfect housewarming and thank you gift.
Boy SmellsCedar Stack Scented Candle, £44
If You’re In The Market For A Warm, Woody Scent…
Cedar chips, dried tobacco and white musk give this fragrance a nostalgic twist. It will take you back to early evenings on family camping holidays where you can smell the nearby woodland, and someone’s just lit the stove for dinner. Unsurprisingly, this is on the best candle list in terms of sales regardless of the time of year.
Boy SmellsLes Scented Candle, £44
If You Prefer Fruity, Floral Scents…
A lot of fruity floral scents can be too sweet and overtly feminine. Boy Smells has kept Les firmly in the gender-neutral realms by pairing blackcurrant, Asian pear and peach blossom with cardamom and cedar. It is smooth, it is sophisticated, and it is another scent you’ll want to keep burning.