A spritz of the right fragrance gives the finishing touch to a dapper outfit, so why wouldn’t you give your pad the same treatment by adding a couple of Mandles we ask?
‘Mandles’ (scented candles with a bit more appeal for the chaps) are growing in popularity and are a simple way to add a sense of luxury and calm to your space
We’ve picked out a range of Mandles to suit all budgets, all of which major on style and would make excellent gifts.
Yankee Candle, Barbershop Footed Tumbler Candle – £12.99
The Barbershop Footed Tumbler Candle from Yankee Candle is the entry option in our line-up. This good value candle blends eucalyptus, lavender and amber and looks neat in its black tumbler.
Penhaglions, Elixir Classic Candle – £32
Another winter warmer with Middle Eastern influences, Penghalion’s Elixir Candle is the alchemist’s choice. Hot spices, green eucalyptus, Turkish rose and jasmine are combined with incense and woods to create a fragrance for the colder months.
Malin & Goetz, Dark Rum Candle – £37
One for our keenest Dapper Bar readers, this entry from Malin & Goetz gives off the warm and inviting aroma of rum when burned. Its rich scent has top notes of bergamot and plum, middle notes of rum and leather, and base notes of amber-patchouli and vanilla. In keeping with Malin & Goetz’s green philosophy, you’re probably obliged to scoop out the remains and use the glass to make mojitos when the candle is finished.
Jack Perfume, Jack Candle – £45
The Jack Candle is the product of actor Richard. E. Grant’s lifelong obsession with scent and blends citrus top notes of lime and mandarin with clove, pepper and nutmeg spices and an undertone of oud, vetiver, white musk, tobacco absolute and olibanum resin. Designed and made in Britain, the black and white glass vessel is minimalist and distinctive.
Byredo, Bibliotheque Candle – £50
A must for any dapper chapper’s study, as the name suggests the Bibliotheque Candle from French brand Byredo blends scents that transport you to a world of bookshelves and the quest for knowledge. The vessel design manages to be both traditional and contemporary making it a sophisticated entry in our top 10 Mandles list.
Diptyque, Feu de Bois “Gris” / “Grey” Wood Fire Candle – £55
Another name that is synonymous with home fragrance in the upper echelons of the market, Diptyque’s Grey Wood Fire Candle does pretty much what it says on the vessel… musky scents reminiscent of an open fire. One for those who crave an inglenook fireplace, this is a perfect gift for a house-proud chap.
Molton Brown, Black Peppercorn Three Wick Candle – £55
Molton Brown’s ubiquitous Black Peppercorn range extends to the heady heights of home fragrance and makes an entry here with the three-wick candle. The classic glass design will compliment any interior and the unmistakable aromas of black peppercorns, coriander and vetiver are sure to please.
Acqua Di Parma, Amber Black Cube Candle – £67
Acqua Di Parma’s entry to the DC Mandles A-List is a paragon of simplicity, a black wax cube with an embossed logo. The warm amber notes from the candle will last an impressive 60 hours.
Ralph Lauren Home, 867 Collection Candle – £75
Ralph fans will be pleased to see the designer put in an entry with the 867 Candle, designed to celebrate the flagship store on 867 Madison Avenue, New York. This soy wax number is presented in a reusable embossed tin and mixes citrus notes with cedar, amber and vetiver.
Tom Dixon, London Scented Candle Large – £80
British designer Tom Dixon rounds off our top 10 Mandles list with the London candle, blending the smells of red brick and London parks with crocuses and nettles and the salt of the Thames. Presented in a polished copper vessel with a solid marble lid, it’s a design statement too.
For more tips on designing a dapper pad, make sure you also read our article on DC’s top five home fragrances