I have a friend who calls her cookie-scented candle a “candle of lies,” because it makes her home smell like freshly baked goods — yet, it’s all an illusion. Wanting your house to smell like sugar and cinnamon and perhaps evoke happy childhood memories makes sense, but it’s not for everyone. Some people prefer the scent of a Waikiki sunset. Or a raspberry forest. Others like bacon. Candle makers have begun catering to all sorts of unusual tastes, and some seem to exist solely to be purchased as White Elephant gifts or as a not-so-subtle way of telling someone, “I hate you. Let’s break up.”
Check out this gallery of odd and offensive odors, now in convenient candle form for your next romantic eventing.