These Are the Candles for People Who Hate the Usual Vanilla

Here's where to get Boy Smells' popular candles in Manila.

(SPOT.ph) If you got caught up in the scented-candle wave in late 2020, it’s a pretty safe bet you’ve found a favorite, and stuck to it. We get it completely; nothing beats lighting a candle at the end of the day and letting yourself get enveloped in the soothing scent of lavender or vanilla. But if you’ve been thinking about where to take your scented-candle phase next, you’ll want to know about Boy Smells.

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The mini trio sets are a great way to sample several scents at once.
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It’s not the most obvious name for something that should make you go “aaahhh” instead of “ew,” but Boy Smells has become pretty well-known for scents that are a little more unconventional. There’s Rhubarb Smoke (P2,500), which combines the aromas of rhubarb, violet leaves, and black tea with smoked papyrus and tanned leather; there’s Cashmere Kush (P2,250), which has vetiver, tulip, and cashmere wood. The very succinctly named Les (P2,250) incorporates peach blossom, cardamom, and jasmine rice—you get the picture. You can order them all online at Lit Lifestyle, which also carries their own line of candle warmers.

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Lit Lifestyle’s candle warmers are designed to melt candles from the top to release their fragrance—no need to light the wick. Each candle warmer also comes with an auto-shutdown timer feature, and you can choose which design goes best with your space, whether it’s the Vintage Champagne with its white Italian marble base or Prestige, which has a matte gold finish and emerald Indian marble base.

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Vintage Champagne (P4,500)
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Prestige (P4,500)
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Besides their elegant, no-fuss candle warmers and Boy Smells, Lit Lifestyle also carries P.F. Candle Co., a California-born brand that’s popular among the Urban Outfitters crowd, and their popular Swell line—we’re fans of their Sunset incense cones.

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P.F. Room Spray (P1,450)
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P.F. Sunset Incense (P1,250)
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With so many unique scents to check out, we’d say it’s time to give your trusty lavender candle a break.

For more information, check out Lit Lifestyle PH.

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