“Packaged in pink, but called boy, all GENDERFUL. Mixing fragrances for new forms of self-expression.”
Coconut and beeswax bend with braided cotton wick. The candles are in a glossy black glass tumbler and comes in embossed matte pink carton. 8.5 ounces (240g). 3.4 inches (8.6cm) tall. Roughly 50 hour burn time.
In the French language, LES is the plural article used for both masculine and feminine nouns, a very genderful word indeed. It is also the acronym for one of New York City’s most vibrant cross-cultural neighborhoods—picking up on notes of rice powder, peach blossom, cardamom, cedar and pear, to name just a few of its many notes, much like the bodega and wholesale food suppliers synonymous with the area. All in all, this scent is an unexpected, abundant, cross-cultural, olfactive exploration that reaches far beyond the binary.
Old and new meet in this hyper floral concoction. Magnolia, night–blooming tuberose, and wild geranium fill the headspace while golden amber, patchouli, and exotic musk make for an intoxicating accord of base notes. One of the original BOYSMELLS scents, it only gets better with time.
Redheads are rare, fervent and spicy much like the ingredients in the namesake candle. Grounded in poppy, with notes of frankincense, amber and red apple, this scent portrays an alchemical regality. More textural notes of vetiver, red ginger, redwood cedar and saffron add an unexpected exoticism that implies a curious spirit of the owner. Well rounded and full of life, we all need a hot redhead in our lives.
About the brand
In late 2015, BOYSMELLS began as an experiment in candle-making in the Los Angeles kitchen of co-founders and partners Matthew Herman and David Kien. The two co-founders – both fashion veterans who worked in design and product development – began by making the things they’d want to use on a daily basis, products that were fluid, essential, but also accessible.
Photos & copy by BOYSMELLS.