I live with two other dudes in a large size apartment. With all the cooking, sweaty workout clothes, and masturbatory nut rags the apartment can downright smell like a Korean meat market. Obviously when it’s time to bring over a date I do my best to clean up and make sure everything looks straight but the toughest part is to get the smell right. At first I was using some straight weak Febreeze shit or glade crap that left my place smelling too clinical or sterile. I got into cheap scented candles but I hated most of them. They came off to me as smelling a little too feminine or like a candy store. No way a man’s place should smell like French Vanilla or strawberries. Still I continued to look for something that would make my place smell masculine and inviting at the same time.
That is until I stumbled upon the one incense candle that would become a game changer, Comme des Garcons Avignon Candle. Like most things it took a while for it to arrive and was expensive as fuck. This was without a doubt the most money I’ve ever spent on a candle. But once I lit the thing up I knew it would be the last type of set the mood right candle I would ever buy. The scent was perfect. Not flowery or dry or some candy flavor bubble gum crap. It smelt like a place I’d never been to but might have dreamed about. Woody like walking into a log cabin and someone just put the fire out in the fireplace, an earthy masculine smell that doesn’t overpower and knock you out but surrounds you and puts you in a chill laid back mood. I had never ever smelled anything like it. I knew this was the smell I wanted the women who were lucky enough to make it back to my place to remember. This is the scent I’d want to haunt them in their dreams. Obviously I could never be one of those guys who comes up with describing fragrance smells off the top of my head that well so to give you a better picture. This is how the candle’s scent is described by experts.
“Powerful and intense, Avignon evokes the medieval city in the south of France which surpassed Rome as the Catholic Church’s power center in the 14th century. It’s the scent of gothic cathedrals and Papal palaces, of tapestries imbued with centuries of incense. Of cold marble steps, holy relics and dark confessions. The recognizable smells of frankincense and myrrh open the high mass of Avignon, giving way to the almost eye-smarting, gloriously smoky and resinous heart. A dry vanilla and soft Roman chamomile dull the edges of this reverent fragrance. Beautiful, dark and mysterious, Avignon takes its place among the most talked about (and admired) of CdG’s entire line.”
There you have it, that’s some grown man shit right there. Yes its $80 but the candle is supposed to last 50 hours. It works fast just burning it for 30 minutes then putting it out before she gets there is enough to last a couple of hours believe me. Sure you can keep buying the cheap French vanilla girly shit or you can step your game up and make an investment incense candle she’ll remember you buy. Smell is the strongest sense to memory after all.