Let’s face it: sharing spaces with the opposite sex can often be tricky for many reasons. One of the biggest ones tends to be home vibes. Guys tend to hate overly girly shit. It’s annoying, it sucks, I know. I’ve heard some pretty lame complaints about it from them over the years. Of the home complaints, it’s usually about scents like powder/florals that get the whining going. Overly floral scents aren’t really my thing either. Instead, I tend to gravitate to musky infused ones like my go-to, Chloé. On the other hand, I will burn the shit out of some rose candles. So here’s what’s what: this is where we all meet in the middle: candles that won’t make your significant other go “ick.”
Candles That Won’t Make Your Significant Other Go “ICK”
The whining turned out to be pretty common across all guys in fact, based on a study of men in a scent test. Why? Our sense of smell is directly related to attraction/memories. Some scents heighten attraction, and others detract from it. The bottom line:
Leave the desserts and food in the kitchen. Vanilla is a single exception.
Ditch the powdery and double florals. Fuse it with some woody notes to soften it.
Clean and fresh is cool. So are tropicals/citrus, if you don’t overdo it.
Don’t wear their exe’s scent.
Ready to find a happy medium between your favorite scents and theirs? I gotchu. These candles meet the mark on every point above. They’re my tried and true list of the best candles I’ve burned at home over the years that got rave reviews from guys and gals alike:
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