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Downtown exploration of dark berries, bergamot + flora in this Les candle from Los Angeles based Boy Smells.

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.

Top notes: bergamot,cardamom,black currant

Mid notes: peony, peach, blossom, rose

Base notes: vanilla, cedar, wood, jasmine rice

Product details:

  • 8.5 ounces (240g)
  • 3.4 inches (8.6cm) tall
  • Roughly 50 hour burn time.
  • Contains zero paraffin. Phthalate-free.
  • Coconut and beeswax with braided cotton wick, in glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in embossed matte pink carton.
  • Please read burn instructions on package for best usage!

About Boy Smells:

Founded in late 2015, Boy Smells candles began as an experiment in candle-making in the Los Angeles kitchen of co-founders and real life partners Matthew Herman and David Kien. Formulated and packaged to go beyond gender binaries, each candle is made out of a coconut-beeswax blend and essential oils.

Shop all Boy Smells candles online, or pick-up in store.

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