• SumoMe

Candles are a nice way to add a touch of light and smell.

I know what you’re saying right now: isn’t this a men’s interest website? Why would I, as a man, ever voluntarily put a candle in my home that wasn’t picked out by my spouse/significant other? I know, I’ve thought the same thing in the past. Let me make the case for you.

First of all, I should mention the nice folks over at The Motley sent over this candle out of the blue the other day, and it was a nice surprise. It smells pretty awesome, and won’t make your living room smell like a bachelorette party. They continue to rule.

But alright, here’s why you should consider burning a candle in your home. First of all, you need to break away from the predetermination that candles are girly. Since when is fire and hot wax girly? Sounds pretty neutral-to-manly, if you ask me.

Secondly, you need to also realize that not all candles smell like you’re walking down the perfume aisle. You can find subtle manly smelling candles (like Buckler’s Camp Blend) that will make your home smell like the prairie on a summer’s night. This is awesome.

Thirdly, ladies love it. While this should not be your sole motivator for your acts, Maria, our resident expert on the perspective of The Better Half, had the following to say about guys burning scented candles:

That’s fine. I’d rather dudes burn candles than have them sitting around in a fart cloud all day.


There you have it, gentlemen: burn candles, or sit around in your own fart cloud. You make the choice.

What do you think? To burn or not to burn? That is the question for the comments below.