Men get shafted in the scent department. While almost everything for the home is made to appeal to women – usually scented with floral scents – almost nothing is scented for men. In fact, sometimes the scents that are being sold are being used to cover up the scent of men! However, in these days of Old Spice, where manly scents are becoming more popular, it’s no wonder that an Ohio teen has created a series of manly scented candles. And it’s also no surprise that a key ingredient of one of his most popular scents is – you guessed it – bacon.

Bacon Scents That Will Put Hair On Your Chest

The bacon-scented candle is just one of a whole series of candles that young Hart Main of Marysville, Ohio has created. The others include the fragrances of a fresh leather baseball mitt, sawdust and pizza. He apparently, according to the Daily Mail, came across the idea of the manly candles (which he has called Man Cans),when he noticed that his sister was only selling girly candles for a school charity. He says, “My sister was selling candles for school and I was making fun of her because they were really girly scents and the idea came to me that there weren’t any man-scented candles.” From an attempt to make fun of his sister, Man Cans were born.

Man Cans: From Charity to Crispy Profit

The Man Cans are created out of cans from soup that Hart had donated to a local soup kitchen. They cost about $2.50 to make, and he sells them at about $5.00. So far, he’s sold enough of the candles to buy himself a high-end bicycle. And these are still early days: he only started his company last Thankgsiving. Since then, his sales have grown sharply. They had planned to sell 250 candles in three months; just recently, they have sold that many in three weeks. Main’s company has also been covered by news media. These included a Columbus, Ohio television station. The report can be seen below.

Bacon: Not Just for Men Anymore

As they point out, the “manly” scented candles are not always picked up by men. In fact, most of the buyers are women. As I’ve written for the Republic of Bacon for awhile now, I’m not surprised: many of bacon’s most devoted fans are women. Methinks that the minds behind Man Can should recognize that bacon does not discriminate between genders and that everyone is allowed to enjoy the soothing, fragrant odour of bacon.

Of course, if you really want to smell the odour of bacon, there’s an easy way to do it that does not involve ordering a candle and then waiting for it to be shipped. You could just plop a few slices into a frying pan and turn up the heat. After you’re done, you’ll have the added benefit of having some bacon to eat afterwards. I don’t know about you, but that sounds a whole lot better than having a candle to eat afterwards.