5 reasons why men like scented candles too

29 June 23

Here at Melt, we’ve always been very passionate about the fact that our luxury scented candles are for everyone. Now, it’s true that some people tend to think of candles (especially scented ones) as being almost exclusively for women, but there’s no real reason why that should be the case! If you’re considering buying a scented candle for a special man in your life, don’t worry about traditional associations like these – in fact, here’s five reasons why men like scented candles too!

1. Scented candles can have a positive effect on moods

As well as looking and smelling great, did you know that candles can actually have a positive effect on your mental health? According to Theresa Molnar, executive director of the Sense of Smell Institute, scents can actually positively affect your moods, stress levels and sleep. That’s a whole lot of goodness that doesn’t need to be exclusive to women. In fact a positive energy boost and a good night’s sleep is something every man needs after a long day at work or university.

2.  Candles help to set the mood and create ambience

Whether it’s to help them unwind after a long day, or to create a romantic setting, scented candles provide the perfect way to create and enhance an atmosphere. If you’ve got a friend who’s an eligible bachelor, a luxury candle may well serve as that decisive tipping point that helps him to make that all-important good first impression. After all, everyone knows there’s nothing more endearing than a man who shows he’s serious about a lady by going that extra mile, especially on a date. Having a lovely scented candle handy can really help a man score some extra brownie points – it shows attention to detail! Who wouldn’t appreciate some candle lit ambience and mood lighting on a date?

3.  Scented candles are multifunctional

There’s nothing better than receiving a gift that’s multifunctional, and scented candles definitely fit into that bracket. As we’ve touched on above, they can create a cosy atmosphere for a date, but they also have so many other uses. Scented candles help to eliminate bad smells, they boost mental health and memory function, and they can even be used for home decor. What’s more, after they’ve burned out, you can use the jar! What’s not to love about that? It’s a win-win however you spin it. This alone makes a candle a great gift for a guy, whether he’s an eligible bachelor or a family man.

4. Candles are a practical investment

Let’s be honest – there’s no shortage of men who like to spend their free time doing other things, or focus their attention on other jobs around the house. Having to constantly remember to pick up air fresheners or room spray every couple of weeks isn’t going to be something that enters their realm of thought, especially if you’re buying for a male friend or relative who lives alone.

A scented candle provides everything an air freshener does, but they’re also better for the environment, better for people to breathe in, there’s way more choice when it comes to scents, and they look nice on the mantle or coffee table (even when they aren’t in use).

5. Everyone likes a pleasant smell

This one sort of goes without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway – everyone loves a beautiful scent! Everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to fragrances, and men are no exception to that rule. So, how do you go about choosing a scented candle for a man?

If you don’t know where to start, allow us to help you out. Here at Melt, we’ve been doing this for over 20 years, so we know what sort of scents men like. You can use this handy little guide to narrow down your options!

Here are a few of our candles we think tick the masculinity box:

  • Saddle – Spicy, rich, smooth and effortlessly masculine. In fact, this is one of our most popular masculine scented candles, and a great gift for a confident guy who likes to make a statement.
  • Nutmeg & Vetiver Scented Candle – A gentle spice that’s smokey and woodsy with notes of nutmeg, vetiver, orange and jasmine. This one’s ideal for a man who loves the great outdoors.
  • Verbena and Clary Sage – You know the gorgeous chap at the bar that just smells like heaven? That’s this one! A wonderfully fresh combination of verbena leaf, silver lavender with clary sage top notes. In other words, the perfect bachelor pad scent.

Those are just a couple of our suggestions! If you’re still mulling it over, we have an entire page dedicated to our more masculine scents that you can browse at your own convenience right here. And, if you need an extra helping hand choosing, you’re in exactly the right place. If you’re local, why not pop down to our Shop on the Farm, where you can experience all our stunning ranges of luxury scented candles in person – we’d love to see you!