Candles: they exist so we have something to buy grandma for her birthday. But look!: the good folks at Yankee Candle recently launched the Man Candle Collection, and just added two new scents to that line -- "Movie Night" and "MMM, Bacon!". Then they sent them to us, and we did a report on what we smelled.
Candle Name: Movie Night
Background: You'd think a candle named Movie Night would smell like 7th grade and flailing gropes during classic Mel Gibson romp Maverick in someone's stepmom's basement. But it does not. It smells like popcorn. Freshly artificially popped goodness from the microwave. NOT Jiffy Pop. One day, though, one day.
Verdict: The aroma from this puppy is a loyal approximation of the real thing. Worth putting in your bathroom. Where most reasonable people consume their popcorn.
Candle Name: MMM, Bacon!
Background: Yankee Candle describes this as "yummy" smelling, but we can't agree. It certainly gives off a bacony aroma, but it's not the intoxicating pan-fry scent. It's like locking yourself in a closet with 1000 bacon air fresheners, then doing a line of bacon grease.
Verdict: Strong packaging! Will look great sitting on your shelf. Just be sure that no matter how much people are intrigued by its promise, you never light it.