Deep Clover. Amber Essence. Covington Pear.
a) adult-film actresses
b) aromatherapy candles
Before anybody gets excited, the correct answer is b).
Yes, this is a blog about candles. Specifically, scented candles. Specifically, why the makers of scented candles assume their target market consists entirely of people who like to do yoga and listen to Sting and sit in the bathtub for hours on end.
We don’t do any of those things. But we still enjoy a good scent. Just different scents: like Gametime, Power Rush and Icy Blast. Until now the only place we could find them was in our underarm deodorant.
Then we came across the Manly Man Candle Company. Founded in rugged Montana by entrepreneur Brent Grassman, Manly Man sells “mandles” with scents like Yardwork, Clean Laundry, Sports Injury and Dad’s Gum.
Or you might try “woody” Hunting Lodge, “alcoholy” Pina Colada or, the top seller, Coffee Shop. Grassman reports he is now working on a candle that smells like beer.
Which makes us wonder just a little about Grassman’s bona fides. After all, when you crave the scent of beer you head for the fridge and crack open a cold one. Any man knows that.