Boy Smells plays with the vast potential of gender, and infuses that into their scents to create something neither femme nor masculine, but a fluid swirl of everything together. Co-founders David Kien and Matthew Herman, who're real life partners, developed the brand as a way to create candles — and accompanying intimates — that reflect the complexities of personal identity.
All Boy Smells candles are developed inside the co-founders' Los Angeles home, using natural products like coconut wax and beeswax. They're then hand-poured and hand-labeled, with glasswear the two intend to be reused once the candle burns down. Being so closely connected to their products, the scents are inevitably special, from pink peppercorn to juniper berry and palo santo.
Hand poured in Los Angeles, Boy Smells candles are a proprietary blend of beeswax and coconut oil; beautiful and rich–burning. Each scent has notes plucked from a personal catalog of olfactory memories. Both familiar and unexpected. Boy Smells Candles are a proprietary blend of coconut oil, beeswax, & other all natural waxes; beautiful & rich burning. Each scent has been developed to have its own unique expression, both familiar & unexpected.