7 Masculine Fragrances to Make Scented Candles for Men

7 Masculine Fragrances to Make Scented Candles for Men

4 mins read

Gone are the days when scented candles were just a women's affair. The tide has turned, and the self-care wave is hitting everyone, men included. As we inch closer to Father's Day, there's no better time to explore scents that resonate with men. 

Whether you're a seasoned candle maker looking to diversify your product line or a DIY enthusiast eager to craft a heartfelt homemade gift, these fragrances hit the mark. From woodsy undertones to refreshing citrus bursts, we've rounded up top masculine scents that promise to make your scented candles for men a hit.

Top fragrances for scented candles for men

Check out these masculine scents that cater not just to preferences but to personalities.

Tobacco & Oak

Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin

Middle notes: Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Tobacco Flower, Patchouli

Base notes: Sandalwood, Leather, Musk 

A blend where zesty citrus leads into spicy black pepper and nutmeg, then smoothly transitions to a musky, leathery finish. It's an ideal choice for those looking to infuse their candles with a scent that exudes confidence, mystery and sensuality, much like the ambiance of a sleek, upscale bar. Resembling something you'd catch in the air at a Tom Ford boutique, it’s perfect for the gent who's all about making a statement.

Vetiver, Patchouli & Citrus

Top notes: Grapefruit, Pepper

Middle notes: Patchouli

Base notes: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Musk 

For the guy who appreciates a bit of zest in life, this fragrance is the way to go. It’s a blend that starts with a kick of grapefruit and pepper, then mellows out with earthy patchouli and rounds off with a musky base. Fresh yet deep, it’s perfect for the businessman who's all about making bold moves. Think of it as the scent version of those high-end, classy colognes that suit modern men.

Wood, Sage & Sea Salt

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Pear

Middle notes: Lavender, Jasmine, Orange Blossom

Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedar, Patchouli, Amber, Musk 

Wood, Sage & Sea Salt: not just for the beach-goer but the adventurer at heart. This scent whisks you away to a rugged coastline, where the fresh sea breeze mingles with earthy sage. Popularised by Jo Malone, it's the essence of freedom, perfect for the wanderlust spirit or anyone seeking a slice of the seaside serenity. Ideal for a bathroom oasis or as a refreshing backdrop to your daily routine, it's a scent that promises an escape to the shores. 

A lit candle in focus in front of some ambient lights that are out of focus in the shot. Source: <span data-mce-fragment="1"><a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/candle-flame-bokeh-burning-candle-5859094/" data-mce-fragment="1" data-mce-href="https://pixabay.com/photos/candle-flame-bokeh-burning-candle-5859094/">Pixabay</a></span>.

Arabian Nights

Top notes: Sea Salt, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange

Middle notes: Jasmine, Laurel Leaves, Bay Leaves

Base notes: Ambergris, Guaiacwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Labdanum 

Arabian Nights whisks you away to a world of opulence and mystery. It’s a scent as rich and complex as a moonlit walk through a bustling bazaar, where every turn reveals a new sensory delight. With top notes of sea salt and grapefruit blending with the warm embrace of jasmine and bay leaves, this fragrance descends into a luxurious base of ambergris and patchouli. It's a scent for those who appreciate the finer things—a touch of extravagance for the gentleman who commands attention without saying a word.

Leather & Oud

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon

Middle notes: Leather

Base notes: Wood, Amber, Musk, Vanilla 

Leather & Oud, oh, it's like sinking into that old leather armchair you swear gets comfier every year. This scent is all about those familiar, snug vibes that wrap around you like a well-worn leather jacket.

Or it may conjure up images of a bachelor pad, shelves lined with well-thumbed books, leather furniture bathed in the afternoon light. Take it from Diptyque who has also bottled up this magic—it’s winner.

Palo Santo

Top notes: Herbs

Middle notes: Pine, Lavender, Rosemary

Base notes: Musk 

Palo Santo has taken over yoga and Pilates studios around the globe, beloved by the high-vibe crowd for its spiritual and purifying qualities. This sacred wood, with its roots deep in Incan tradition and used by shamans for centuries, is a bridge to a more serene, cleansed state of being. Whether it's the calming influence you're after for a summer's day or a Father's Day gift with a deeper meaning, Palo Santo delivers an experience that's both aromatic and soul-stirring.

A man lighting a piece of wood with a lit candle. Source: NI Candle Supplies.

Warm Sandalwood

Top notes: Sandalwood

Middle notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli

Base notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Leather 

Warm Sandalwood is like that trusty pair of designer jeans in your wardrobe: timeless, essential and effortlessly cool. Centred around sandalwood with touches of amber and leather, its essence is both rich and comforting. The backbone of traditional men's colognes, sandalwood is the kind of aroma that brings a classic sophistication to any blend—making it a favourite in the fragrance world for its depth and warmth. 

An orange-tinted, atmospheric shot of a men’s fragrance among pine cones and dried fruit. Source: <span data-mce-fragment="1"><a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/black-and-silver-tube-bottle-on-white-table--gXfVwgldDE" data-mce-href="https://unsplash.com/photos/black-and-silver-tube-bottle-on-white-table--gXfVwgldDE" data-mce-fragment="1">unsplash</a></span>.

Packaging ideas for men’s candles

Think sleek, minimal and undeniably masculine. A matte black jar or a rugged, industrial tin can set the tone, suggesting sophistication and strength before the scent even wafts into the air. Consider incorporating elements like wood, leather or brushed metal to echo the classic materials of men's fashion. 

For labelling, opt for bold, straightforward typography that speaks of confidence and clarity. Packaging that doubles as a keepsake or tool—think a jar that becomes a whiskey glass—adds value and speaks of sustainability. It's all about crafting an experience that resonates with the modern man.

Why candles for men make scents

Tapping into the men’s market with specifically tailored scents and designs is a strategic move for candlepreneurs. From the allure of warm sandalwood to the robust packaging ideas, we’ve uncovered a niche ripe with potential. This approach not only diversifies your product line but also meets the growing demand for gender-inclusive self-care products. As preferences evolve, offering products with masculine appeal broadens your audience—proving that candles have the power to transcend gender.

Write a comment