Boy Smells’ Hypernature Collection Has Landed

The cult-favorite indie candle brand Boy Smells is famous for its unconventional fragrances, not limited to the tomato-scented Gardener and its original top seller, Kush. The bouquet-inspired profiles that traditional candle brands hone in on aren’t usually its thing, but the new Boy Smells Hypernature Collection looks to be a rare exception. Just because it’s one of the most mainstream of its aromatic offerings, though, doesn’t mean it’s any less exciting.

Rose, peach, violet leaves, jasmine, and black tea are some notes you might read on the jar of any old candle, but not often one boasting Boy Smells’ immensely trendy label. The West Coast creator of candles and underwear typically turns toward more unorthodox scents like cannabis, the core of its first-ever launch. Since its original Kush candle, the brand has whipped up a myriad of androgynous fragrances – Cinderose, rose and smoke; Ash, firewood and charcoal; and Hinoki Fantôme, a combination of resin, moss, and guaiac.

Experience fragrant portals to alternate universes with Hypernature. This limited edition series amplifies the smells of nature with the best of science, resulting in a cosmic collection housed in electroplated mirrored vessels.

Its new fall 2020 Hypernature collection is as unexpected for Boy Smells as Boy Smells’ scents would be for a ‘normal’ candle brand, but that, in a way, just adds to its coolness. Anyway, the brand can make any common scent funky with unique pairings, intriguing names, and a psychedelic aesthetic.

Hypernature is a limited series of sensorial simulations to awaken your inner alchemy and transport you to new worlds where the beauty of nature is magnified into an eruption for the senses. In tow are uncharted territories of mind-expansion, out of body experiences triggered by experimental aromas, and new fantasies for a crystalized future. Hypernature awaits.

Boy Smells Neopêche

Neopêche is here to crystalize your visions of a new celestial reality. Inhabit space with transcending ultraviolet and delicate peach flesh for an outer body scent journey. Pink peppercorn, incense and oakmoss electrify this scent with spice while the delicate tannins of rose and mandarin drop you deep within yourself. Project yourself toward the sun and stars while transcending earthly expectations with Neopêche. 

Boy Smells Aqua de Jardin

Aqua de Jardin is a scented shamanic awakening taking you to the lost civilizations of lush greens. The velvet finish of ambrox mixed with the astral spice of pimento berry and ivy leaves channel the healing connections to nature. Watery coconut, jasmine and fig leaves give lushness to the palate while macadamia nut grounds you in a rich earthy exotic base. Inhale deeply to exhale deeply. You have entered the cool, inner sanctum of Aqua de Jardin.

Boy Smells Polyamberous

The scented spectrum of Polyamberous is here to refract light and multiply love. Explore Venus via a scented prism of patchouli fraction, geranium and tobacco flower. Dripping in rich, sticky amber, beeswax, wisps of musk and delectable pistachio, this woody yet delicious exotic tonic is made for a world where more is the merrier. Pleasure is your discipline, that burns to embrace an entire spectrum identity, blooming like never before. A prismatic vision of love awaits you with Polyamberous. Polyamberous is exclusively available to at Boy Smells website.

Boy Smells Rhubarb Smoke

Let Rhubarb Smoke’s guiding fragrance reveal to you a new perspective. This scent of divine papyrus mixed with burning incense and brewing black tea will give subconscious insights. A damp, forestral scent creates a new space for clear vision of what lies ahead. Notes of white birch, lush ivy and wild figs intertwine to create a scent with deep roots that extend deep into the past, while rhubarb and violet leaves reveal new growth ahead. Let the flickering flame illuminate your fruitful future with Rhubarb Smoke.

The candles weight 8.5 ounces (240g) each, and are 3.4 inches (8.6cm) tall.

Boy Smells Hypernature Scented Candle Gift Set

The Hypernature Scented Candle Gift Set features three mini candles designed to awaken your inner alchemy and transport you to new worlds where the beauty of nature is magnified into an eruption for the senses.

All are made of a white coconut and beeswax blend and feature a braided cotton wick, holding up the brand’s sustainability ethos. The Hypernature collection can be shopped at their website for $39 each or $139 for the full bundle (which is currently sold out, but will be available again in early October). Come into the beautiful world of Boy Smells.

Boy Smells Launches Limited Edition Pride Collection

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Los Angeles-based candle company Boy Smells has unveiled its first-ever ‘Pride’ collection. The range features the brand’s signature scents – ‘Damasque’, ‘Cedar Stack’, ‘Prunus’, ‘Cameo’, ‘Anjelica’ and ‘Les’ – arriving in a spectrum of hues inspired by the iconic LGBTQ+ rainbow flag.

Each candle boasts a ‘genderful cocktail’ of masculine and feminine ingredients and comes in reusable glass tumblers. Committed to revolutionizing traditional binary ideas and celebrating all expressions of identity, Boy Smells aims to remember the longstanding values of the LGBTQ+ community through its latest line.

Boy Smells Cameo Candle

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Going in rainbow order, the light pink Cameo has crystalized ginger, rose, tuberose, white woods, musk, and vanilla all wrapped into one candle. It was inspired by a polaroid Andy Warhol took of Dolly Parton and aims to promote empathy and self-love.

 

Boy Smells Damasque Candle

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Following the gentler hue and scent is Damasque, which is named after the regal fabric and arrives in a spicy hot pink jar. It features the floral and fruity notes of rose and apricot, which bounce nicely off of the spicier, deeper scents that come from cardamom and tobacco.

 

Boy Smells Les Candle

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Replaced in a refreshing orange glass, Boy Smells’ scent Les, which is comprised of black currant, peach blossom, jasmine rice, cardamom, and white cedar, symbolizes self-creation and transformation.

 

Boy Smells Cedar Stack Candle

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In an equally invigorating yellow jar is Cedar Stack, which also has white cedar, as well as labdanum, juniper berry, sawdust, and white musk. It serves to remind you of the inimitable love and care of friends.

 

Boy Smells Anjelica Candle

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Another of the six candles, and one that really jumps out, is Anjelica and its glossy green glass. Similar to the green stripe from the original Pride flag, Anjelica represents nature and celebrates resilience and self-acceptance with a musky, citrusy blend of ingredients like Sicilian lemon, powdery musk, and angelica seed.

 

Boy Smells Prunus Candle

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Finishing out the rainbow is Prunus in a lavender glass, encouraging you to embrace all of your identities with its fragrance containing oakmoss, fig, plum, vanilla, and yuzu.

Additionally, in honor of Pride Month, 15 percent of the proceeds from this collection will go to The Trevor Project – an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ+ community – with a minimum donation of $26,500 USD.

A standard eight-and-a-half-ounce candle retails for $34 USD, while a three-ounce votive set is priced at $102 USD. Te Boy Smells’ limited-edition ‘Pride’ collection will be available online and at select retailers from June to July. Come into the beautiful world of  Boy Smells