11 Manly Scented Candles for your Man Cave

Man Caves have evolved in recent times. Gone are the days where if your friends smelt any sort of aroma in your cave they would head for the hills.

Men too have evolved, it is now important to not only have your man cave looking great but smelling, well, not feminine but a smell that doesn’t detract from the male nostrils. To create a place that is warm and inviting. There are so many manufacturers of scented candles that target men… and specially Man Caves.

If I haven’t sold you yet on the idea of having candles in your Man Cave then read on and open your eyes to what manly scented candles are available.

There are no fruity or floral scented candles here. All of these candles below have the “Man Cave” stamp of approval. These candles will change the atmosphere in your cave in minutes.

1. Old Factory Scented Candles for Men

Old Factory Scented Candles for Men - Man Cave - Decorative Aromatherapy - Handmade in The USA with Only The Best Fragrance Oils - 3 x 4-Ounce Soy Candles

The Old Factory Scented Candles for Men have created 3 individual scented perfectly suited to any Man Cave. With scents such as Mahogany, Leather and Straight Razor, these premium soy wax candles and hand poured in the USA and burn up to 30 hours. These candles are also packaged really well.

2. Bath & Body Works, White Barn 3-Wick Candle

Bath and Body Works White Barn Mahogany Teakwood Scented Candle Unisex Candle 14.5 oz

For a candle that packs a real punch, the Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle has scents of mahogany, cedarwood and oak and burns for 30-45 hours. You can use this candle in your office as well as your man cave. It’s not the cheapest candle on the market but the scent is strong and memorable.

3. Hoppy IPA Brew Candle

Hoppy IPA Brew Candle - Hand Poured in USA (Soy Wax) - Great Gift for Beer Lovers - for The Man Cave, Brewery, or Home (Made from Recycled Beer Bottles), Beer Gift, Guy Gift, Beer Bottle Candle

Any man who loves beer will enjoy the Hoppy IPA Brew Candle. These candles actually smell like a fresh brew, not the stale old beer that’s been sitting in your cave after a big night with the boys. With options for Stout, Beer and Cider, there is something that will appeal to everyone.

They are even made from recycled beer bottles. With smoothed out edges, these candles will definitely look the part in any man cave. They also have a generous 40 hour burn time.

4. CANDLOVE Smoke and Odor Eliminator

Candlove Smoke and Odor Eliminator Scented Candle - Non-Toxic 100% Soy Candle - Handmade & Hand Poured Long Burning Candle - (16 OZ Mason Jar) Made in The USA

If you’ve had one too many boys nights and your cave smells a bit too much like tobacco and beer then the CANDLOVE Smoke and Odor Eliminator Candle is for you. With a huge selection of scents to choose from, there is bound to be one that caters for the odor you need to get rid of. With 70 hours of burn time, you’ll be able to light this baby in the morning, readying your cave for another big night with the boys.

5. Homesick Scented Candle

Homesick Scented Candle, Southern California

While many would not associate lemon and zesty orange scents with a man cave, the scented candles from Homesick will give you that home feeling, because really, your man cave is your home and you need to feel comfortable there. There are heaps of raving reviews for these candles, proof they are making something right. These candles have a modern look and won’t look out of place in any man cave.

6. Blind Barber Tompkins Scented Candle

Blind Barber Tompkins Scented Candle - Long Lasting Soy Wax Man Candle in Barber Style Glass Jar with Notes of Leather, Smoke & Lavender - 40 Hour Burn Time (6.2 Ounce)

Hanging outside the barbershop was one of my favorite places when I was a boy and it’s definitely a memorable scent that I wish I had as an adult. The Blind Barber Tompkins Scented Candle has the look like it belongs in a barber shop, perfect for any man cave.

7. Archipelago Stonehenge Glass Jar Candle

Archipelago Botanicals Stonehenge Glass Jar Candle | Smoked Cedarwood, Bergamot and Amber | Hand-Poured Premium Wax and Lead-Free Wicks | Burns Approx. 60 Hours (8.6 oz)

For a more modern, stylish look, the Archipelago Stonehenge Glass Jar Candle has scents of smoked cedar, bergamot and amber. You will be drawn away by it’s scent… in a manly way of course. The jar looks good while there is nothing more warmly than the smoked cedarwood scent.

8. Woodwick Candle Redwood Large Jar Candle

WoodWick Large Hourglass Candle, Redwood, 21.5 oz, Dark Red

Featuring a wooden wick to produce the sound of a crackling fire, the Woodwick Redwood Large Jar Candle is sure to give you a sweet redwood scent, filling any size man cave. There aren’t many candles on the market that also give you the distinctive wood-fire crackling. Perfect for bringing the outdoors in.

9. Woodwick Candle Fireside Large Jar Candle

WoodWick Large Hourglass Candle Fireside, Gray, 21 Ounce

It’s hard to also go past a fire scent without the smokey after-smell of the traditional fire. The Woodwick Candle Fireside Candle will produce a distinctive manly scent that even your wife will notice how manly it is. Along with the wood-fire crackling sounds that this candle makes, it will create that warmly winter feel to any man cave.

10. Bridgewater Candle Afternoon Retreat Soy Blend Jar

Bridgewater Candle Soy Blend 18.5 Oz. Jar - Afternoon Retreat

Need a candle with a long burn time? The Bridgewater Soy Blend Afternoon Retreat Candle will give you 140-160 hours. Not many candles on the market even come close to that. They have a swag of scents to choose from and this candle will certainly look the part in any man cave.

11. Manly Indulgence MI Black Sandalwood Scented Wood Wick Candle

For the last candle in our list we couldn’t go past the . This woodwick candle oozes all things man caves with its distinctive sound of crackling fire, don’t be afraid to use it in other places like the office.

What to look for when buying a scented candle?

Before buying a candle, be sure to look at what the wax is made from. A blend of organic parafin/soy wax is ideal. Just remember that you will be burning this candle so what vapors you release into your cave is important to your long-term health.

Give me more ideas!

You can always look at places like Etsy for Man Cave Candles. There you’ll find a whole range of candles that are suited to any sort of Manly space.

How does the option of No Scent sound? Well if you are wanting more ambience than smell then Flameless Flickering LED Candles will do just that. No mess, remove control. These candles will keep maintenance to an absolute minimum.


You can be assured that all of these candles have been created for a male demographic. There are no florals or fruits to be found in this list. The good thing is with a candle is that you only have to light it when you are in the mood, so why not lash out any buy today.