“Man Town” sort of sounds like a bar I might accidentally wind up at, stumbling drunkenly between Friday and Saturday. Thankfully, that’s not at all what it is. “Man Town” is just one of the four new fragrances “inspired by hard work, fun and games” in Yankee Candle’s new limited Man Candle collection.
Yes, man candles (mandles for the sake of brevity). The Man Candles are now available in stores, just in time for Father’s Day, adds the press release:
“We wanted to develop a collection of scents that men could strongly identify with,” said Hope Margala Klein, senior vice president, brand, design and innovation for The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. “Man Candles make a great gift for kids to give Dad or for that college grad moving into his first apartment.”
Personally, I’ve always identified with pumpkin pie and cinnamon candy cane scents, but I’m not really a man’s man anyhow. To use a television analogy, I’m more like Zach Braff in Scrubs. These candles are for you Hank Hills of the world.
The aforementioned “Man Town” is a “masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.”
“First Down is a manly combo of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather and is “as exciting as game day.” I always thought game day smelt more like beer, chili and falling asleep by halftime, but tomatoes, tomahtoes, am I right?
“Riding Mower” has the scent of freshly cut grass, the release adds, which sounds pretty enticing, but I absolutely cannot fathom the last scent:
2 x 4™ — The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality.
Does sawdust smell good? I took woodshop in high school, but spent most of time thinking, “There’s no way they’re going to stand in this” about the table I was constructing for the ’07 production of “Footloose.” They did.
But that is to say, I never stopped to smell the splintery roses. Maybe now I will.