Thursday, July 31, 2008

Slight candle delay letter

Here's the letter I sent to a bunch of customers yesterday. If you order from today on you won't get this email, because all of our parts are in and we'll be shipping on schedule from here on out. Hopefully.

First off, let me say thank you for your Manly Man order. I really appreciate it.

Now the bad news.

One of my suppliers had a back order on the tab that holds the wick in the candle, and that means that I'm sitting here in a very manly room surrounded by wax, scents, and everything else I need to fill your order except that.

It's driving me crazy, and I'm sure it's frustrating for you, too.

I expect the tabs to come in today, Wednesday the 30th, and we will be up all night making candles if they do. I will ship them as soon as possible. I don't want to make a promise I can't keep, though, so if the tabs come in today you might get the candles Saturday, and if they don't, it will be early next week.

I am really quite sorry for the delay, I had enough supplies ordered for my regular sales, but once the story went nationwide I was overwhelmed in about two hours. It's not very manly to make people wait for their manly candles, but we're going to get the orders shipped out as soon as humanly possible.

Thank you, and stay manly!


Also, THANK YOU to all of the people who emailed back with words of encouragement. Manly Man Candle Company has the coolest customers in the world.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Manly Man of the Week

This month's Manly Man of the Week is the first repeat winner in Manly Man history.

Last time he won for exceptional perseverance in blog writing, and this week he wins for a much bigger reason. Well, he wins for a 2.2cm reason, to be precise.

The winner? Me! Again.

In case you haven't guessed, there's going to be a little Manly Man around in about seven more months. Mrs. Manly Man, who was made famous by both this blog and her numerous television appearances, is knocked up higher than a hawk's nest, as we say here in Montana. We're a classy bunch.

I know what you're thinking. How do I know it's going to be a manly man, and not a girly girl? Simple. Look at the picture. That's exactly how I sleep. I rest my case.

We've been talking about names lately, and tomorrow I'll write about that. But for now, I'm basking in the glow of a miracle. And that's manly.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The NEW SCENTS are available!

Today is the day. Here come the new scents! With no further ado:

Sports Injury: If you've ever been athletic you know what this smells like. When you pull a muscle it sometimes helps to rub a cream on your sore muscles, especially a cream that gets ICY cold and then HOT, if you get my drift. Now you can smell like a professional athlete without the pain and suffering!

Dad's Gum: My dad always has three things in his shirt pocket. A pen, and pack of cigarettes, and a bunch of spearmint gum. I salute his not smoking much anymore, and honor his efforts with this new candle- Dad's Gum. It's a great, crisp spearmint smell that will raise your spirits.

Manilla: I had my doubts about this one, but it is truly a manly scent. Think vanilla, but with a manly bump. So many people requested a vanilla scent that I had to give in, and I'm glad I did. It reminds me of my mom making chocolate chip cookies when I was a kid. Mmmmm.... cookies...

Bob's Eucalyptus: This scent was made for just one guy, Bob. Every day he requests a Eucalypus scent, he says that it clears his sinuses and makes it easier for him to sleep when he travels. Well, Bob, here you go. If you're the only one who buys this candle I hope you're ready to buy a bunch of them.

Well, there you go. You can order them now, and you'll get them in about a week.

You're welcome.

Our first warning label

I was looking through some of my old Manly Man files tonight and I found this, our very first warning label. I've got to admit, it's still better than our new one, which is pretty much dead serious. When I get the time I'm going to our warning labels to show more... personality.

Suggestions are appreciated, as always.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Responding to email

I have a lot of email to answer after all of this hoo-hah, so I thought I would use some of my return emails to make up today's blog post. Kill two birds with one keyboard, so to speak.

With no further ado:

1. Yes, we have a wholesale program. I'll send you the information ASAP.

2. Yes, I have "pondered about creating scented oils with the smell of the various types of cannabis plants?". You seem to have A LARGE AMOUNT of experience with the topic, so if you come up with a scent we can use let me know. I did enjoy your long, rambling email, though, it was great.

3. The smalls are four ounces, the mediums are eight ounces, and the larges are 16 ounces. Save money, buy a large. Real men know that bigger is better.

4. Yes, I'm working on a bacon scent. It's not easy, and I'm not settling for a crappy imitation scent and selling that, because bacon is too good to shortchange like that. Bacon deserves better.

5. Hmmmm... You want candles that smell like a feed store. I guess I'll have to go into a feed store and see what that smells like.

6. Visa and Mastercard are coming soon, probably within a week. We weren't ready for everything to hit all at once, but we're working our butts off to get everything as perfect as humanly possible.

7. I know how you feel, and you said it well. I feel like beating my chest and asserting my male dominance right now, too. Thanks for the email, buddy.

8. A customer finished her email with "I am sure you have to go saw something down before you go fishing and then to the rifle range." How did you know my schedule for today? Are you stalking me?

9. Yes, we're making sample packs as we speak. Give us a couple of days.

10. Hmmmm... Candles that smell like exotic dancers? I bet I could find a few guys to research that!


Before we go any further, I want to thank a few people for helping to make today, July 25th, an amazing day.

First, thank you to my friend Brett who was there from the very beginnings of Manly Man Candle Company. Manly Man Candle Company wouldn't exist without you.

Thank you to my family who never hesitates to help when asked (or even when not asked).

Thank you to my brother Blaine who sold the candles to local stores. You are brilliant and inspirational.

Thank you to David at who bought one of the candles my brother sold and wrote about us in his great blog. You're getting some free candles, buddy.

Thank you to Matt Austin, his cameraman, and KRTV for coming out and doing a tv segment about us. They read about Manly Man Candle Company on David's blog and decided it would be a good story. Matt is a great guy and a true professional... You can tell that he is bound for greatness.

Thank you to every network and station who picked the story up. I was blown away.

I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Now let's get back to the goofiness.

Global Superstar

I can't even begin to tell you what the past 24 hours have been like. It's been amazing.

Last night I went to bed smiling, having just watched a two minute segment on my little candle company. I woke up to nine emails and a few orders, and I was quite pleased. My wife and I went off to work thrilled.

The news kept coming in as the day went on. Emails started pouring in. I learned that the segment aired on Headline News. Then went to CNN. Then went to Fox Business News. People from all over the country started emailing saying that they had seen us on their local news programs. People from other countries started emailing, saying they had seen it and wanted to sell them.

I called my family for an emergency candle making session. We just spent the last four hours making Manly Candles for everyone who ordered- Some won't ship today, but we'll get them out as fast as we can, sorry, but we just ran out of the tins the candles come in. More are now ordered.

Thanks to all, now I've got to get back to work!


Ho-lee crap. I wake up this morning to an email inbox that's blowing up with emails and orders, and I figure that the good people of Great Falls have seen the news and started ordering. I start looking at the orders, and guess what, they're from all over the states.


Another customer posted the answer on this very blog. Anonymous writes: "Will being on CNN make up for your trauma? Check out Headline News. You're all over Morning Express with Robin Meade. "

Yep. Now if you're excuse me, I'm off to watch some Headline News. Ho-lee crap.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Am I famous yet? No.

I know, I know, I wasn't on.

You're disappointed. More importantly, I'm disappointed.

I guess we got bumped to the next day's news. Tune in today, unless something else more important than telling the entire world about the world's greatest company happens. A few things more important than my story:

1. Baby ducks cross the road, delay traffic for over 45 seconds

2. State Fair food: Too greasy, or not greasy enough?

3. Water falls from sky, landowner's property gets wet

4. Montana has a 400 million dollar budget surplus, governor credits Quick Cash loan

Anyway, let's all tune in today at 5:30 and 10:00. Unless something else comes up. Please, people, don't make any news today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Now I'm a TV star

It finally happened. I'm a superstar. Well, I will be later today.

Today a film crew from KRTV came out and interviewed me and the Manly Man team for a FEATURE STORY on tonight's news. I've got to tell you, I was nervous at first. Not nervous to be interviewed, but nervous for the fame and power that is inevitably going to come my way after the world finds out about the glory of Manly Candles.

I am TOTALLY going to let this go to my head. I'm going to ask people if they want my autograph. I'm going to get a t-shirt that says "As Seen On TV". I'm going to start every sentence with "Well, when I was being interviewed for the news...". And that's going to be before I order at a restaurant.

I think I'm going to start talking in the third person, too. "Brent is pleased with tonight's dinner", "Brent is tired of signing autographs", "Brent wants you to bathe her and bring her to me", and so forth.

Lastly, Brent wants you to watch the news tonight. Brent will be on at 5:30 on KRTV. Brent also wants you to buy a candle.

Brent thanks you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shingling with dad

When your dad calls, you should answer. When he needs help on his roof, take it from me, you should let it go to voicemail.

That, in a nutshell, is where I've been for a week.

My parents decided that they needed to put a new roof on their house, and they knew just who to call. A professional. So they did. Then they called me.

I have a lot of experience with roofs. I sleep under one almost every night, and I helped to roof a giant barn only twenty years ago, so you can see that I've got the skillz to pay the billz.

The first step was to rip the old shingles off of the house. This was surprisingly difficult, because they had been nailed down. It would have been MUCH EASIER if they hadn't been. Remember this if you have to do any roofing.

Here's another bit of information about shingles- They're HEAVY. Sure, they're not bad if you only lift up one of them, but if you put them in a bundle and wrap plastic around them, like the idiots who manufacture them do, that bundle will weigh 75 pounds. That weighs exactly the same as 75 one pound Manly Man Candles! Strange but true. Oh, and you're going to need a LOT of these 75 pound bundles. Almost 100. These will NOT fit in the back of your pickup. If you try, it will explode.

So, anyway, my dad and I, with DAMN LITTLE HELP FROM MY BROTHERS (I say that to get the comments on the blog going), finished the entire roof in about a week. I learned a lot, I loved, I laughed, I cried, and I heard my dad say "Betty goot!" (that's "very good", in English) many, many times. I highly recommend doing your own roofing work.

I will, however, hold my breath the first time it rains. This new roof looks holier than the pope to me.

Lack of updates

Hey, long time no see. No, I haven't gone on vacation again, I've been... I can't really bring myself to say it... working.

No, really. I'll wait while you stop laughing.

I do, however, have a lot to tell you about. A LOT. I want to tell you about five life-changing experiences that I've been up to. I'm going to spread it over five posts so I can make up for missing last week. I know, I know, it doesn't really count that way, but I'm still gonna do it.

Today I present you with a list of upcoming topics!

1. Working on the roof with dad (Subtitle: I've got shingles and you can too)

2. I'm going to be on TV! (Subtitle: Soon I'll have a dee-luxe apartment in the sky!)

3. First day on the job (Subtitle: Good Lord, do people really get up this early?)

4. First night after the first day on the job (Subtitle: But honey, I want to go to bed, and yes, I know it's 6:30)


So there you go. You can see that I've been busy and I know that you totally forgive me. I've missed you all, by the way.

Monday, July 14, 2008


I remember when beer came in cans like this, do you? If you do, you're old.

My Southern to English Dictionary

Marrying a Southern girl is a wonderful thing. They are smart, funny, beautiful and loyal, and I like to think that I got the best of the bunch.

A lot of people will tell you that the Southern accent is the sexiest accent ever, and while I can't really disagree with that, it does come with drawbacks. First off, it takes a few days (or months or years, depending on your level of commitment) to really understand the nuances of the accent.

It actually took about three minutes for me to understand what my wife's name was the first time we met. No, I'm not kidding.

I don't want you to have the same problems when you talk to a Southern girl (or guy). I now present a quiz- Match the Southern saying with the English meaning and win!

Southern Sayings

_____ 1. Goin' 90 tuh nothin'

_____ 2. Comin' uh flood

_____ 3. Covered over

_____ 4. Keepin' the roads hot

_____ 5. Lost as uh goose

_____ 6. Fixin' to

_____ 7. Reckon

_____ 8. Bawlin' uh tire

_____ 9. Smells loud

_____ 10. Got a wang to it

English Meaning

A. Raining really hard

B. Tastes unusual

C. I suppose it could happen

D. I am preparing to do something

E. Spinning an automobile's wheels

F. Always moving; never sitting still

G. Doing something at a breakneck pace

H. Doesn't have any idea of their current location

I. Large amount of people at one location

J. Is wearing a large quantity of perfume or cologne

Answers tomorrow!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Long way to go...

So I've been doing this for months now, and it's pretty much taken the world by storm. Sure, the press is great, the fame is wonderful, and the money is just rolling in, but it's not all cake and cookies. Every once in a while something demoralizing happens.

And that happened tonight. This blog is hosted by the good people at Google, and they only provide a certain amount of space for all of the pictures and amazing text that I provide for you fine people. I looked to see how much of that space I was using tonight. To be honest, I was kind of hoping that I would be at least halfway full, since I love to complete things.

Guess what percentage of my blog's disk space I'm using? Less than one. Sigh.

Looks like we're gonna be together for a long, long time.

Friday, July 11, 2008

It's iPhone 2.0 day!

First, a confession: I was born in the 70s, and I had a Pong machine hooked up to a black and white TV as a kid. I then graduated to a Commodore Vic-20, then a Commodore 64, both of which rocked. Back then we didn't have fancy floppy disks, we actually stored things on cassette tapes, just like the ones we used to listen to music on. No, I'm not kidding.

Anyway, now my iPod has 8,600 times more processing power and 174,450 times more storage than that first Vic-20. Don't quote those numbers, because I just made them up. The important thing to take away from all of this is that time marches on, and now my coffee pot has a better computer in it that NASA had on its early rockets.

Today is another banner day in computer history. iPhone 2.0 has arrived.

Why should you care? Well, even if you don't use an iPhone you'll care about this, because what the iPhone is (and has been) is what the rest of the cell phones in the world will be in five years, when they catch up. The coolest part of the new iPhone is "The Application Store", which lets you download hot new games and programs right to your phone. I am quite excited by this.

So, with no further ado, I present you with a list of the top new iPhone applications.

1. SUPER MONKEY BALL. The iPhone has built in accelerometers, which are little gizmos that tell the iPhone how it's moving through the air. That opens up a cool new way to control applications and games. On Super Monky Ball you just tip the iPhone left to move the guy left, right to move right, down to go forward and back to go back. This will be the first game I buy. $9.99.

2.WEATHER CONTROLLER. Is it too hot outside? To cold? Your iPhone can now save the day! This application will let your iPhone focus the energy from local cell phone towers to specific areas of the skies overhead, which allows you to create or chase clouds away. This in turn will warm or cool the earth, giving you a perfect day any time you want! Version 2.0 (Codename: Rainmaker) will allow you to bring rain, snow, or lightening to any area you wish. Use with caution. $14.99.

3. MySpace MOBILE. As if your 14 year old girl doesn't spend enough time on MySpace, this application will give them a lightening fast version of the popular social networking site anywhere they can get a cell phone signal. MySpace Mobile also has a special attachment that connects to the user's spine (Surgery required, small battery pack must be attached to back of neck) that provides the user with small electric shocks when any other person with MySpace Mobile is even thinking about them, let alone commenting, messaging or updating profiles. Free without neck attachment, $29.99 with.

4. PLANT WHISPERER. Have a green thumb? Maybe you have a house plant that's slowly whithering away, and you can't figure out why? This is the program for you. Simply point your iPhone towards the plant you're working on and this program will convert the electrochemicals given off during photosynthesis to actual plant speech. Finally you can communicate with your plants! This program will let them tell you if they need water (or have too much), need sunlight, or want you to change the radio station to some cool jazz. Currently not compatible with Gerber Daisies. $8.99.

5. NANNY PHONE. Have a baby? Exhausted after a long day? Nanny Phone can give you the night off. Just put the iPhone in your baby's crib and close the door- You have the night off! If your baby starts crying Nanny Phone will play soothing lullabies while gently utilizing the vibrate functionality to sooth your baby back to sleep. It will also periodically take pictures of your baby and email them to you to keep you abreast of the situation. Nanny Phone can also play Baby Einstein movies for the child during its awake times. If the baby has been crying for more than five minutes Nanny Phone will place a call to Child Protective Services. Caution: iPhone not certified as a baby care provider. Use the included iPhone rubber cover during use, as iPhone is not drool-proof. $39.99.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hardware store quotes

Yesterday I went to the hardware store (twice) with my dad. He was picking up some shingles and other manly items (nails, tar paper, beer, girlie magazines, cigarettes, tanks, rifles and monster trucks) when we came up to this silicone glue stuff. I had never heard of it before, so of course we needed it. As soon as we picked it up this other guy standing next to us says the best quote in the entire world, and I want everyone reading this to share it and spread it around the world.

"That stuff sticks like a hobo on a ham sandwich!"

Sweet jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, I just about spit out my gum. I knew the silicone glue would be good, of course, but could it possibly really be "hobo on a ham sandwich" good?

Needless to say, tests will be done. I doubt this new glue will replace duct tape as the manliest repair item, but I'll let you know.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Company uniform ideas

Now that we're selling literally tens of dollars of Manly Man Candles each week at the farmer's market I've decided that it's time for a company uniform. You know, something that the staff can wear that will really make us look professional, honest, and sexy. You know, something kind of tight fitting that will really show off my six pack abs and giant biceps. I'm not above using my raw sex appeal to generate sales.

I've kicked around a few ideas already. I first thought about overalls and cowboy hats, since both of those items are very manly, but I think people would confuse me for the world's coolest Hutterite. Next I thought about khaki shorts and Hawaiian shirts, because we are definitely a laid back company, but then I thought that might be a little stereotypical... Might help out with sales of Pina Colada, though, but it just wouldn't work with Hunting Lodge or Wild Alaska.

Also, the uniforms have to really cement the spirit of Manly Man Candle Company in people's heads. The uniforms should be just like the company- Fun, sexy, and modern. This kind of shot down my idea for suits of armor. So, now I'm thinking a white or deep red golf shirt with a slogan on it. Not too original, granted, but if the slogan is catchy enough the shirts will do the job.

And so, with a beautiful setup, I now present you with the top ten uniform slogans. Feel free to vote for your favorite.

1. Manly Man Candle Company: More smells than a college dorm room.

2. MMCC: Wanna smell something manly?

3. MMCC: For external use only

4. MMCC: No refunds!

5. MMCC: If you like our candles, tell a friend, if you don't, screw you.

6. MMCC: The manliest company in the history of ever.

7. MMCC: Buy a candle to cover up your incredibly bad body odor. Seriously.

8. MMCC: Yes, leather smells like leather. What did you expect?

9. MMCC: We're a real company. Give me your credit card number.

10. MMCC: I'm pretty sure Yankee Candles contain lead. Deadly, deadly lead. I read it somewhere, I think it was a news article on or something like that. Maybe it wasn't lead, but I'm pretty sure it was something very, very poisonous. Could have been anthrax. Hmmm... Was it anthrax? No, that isn't right either. Anyway, it was very, very bad.

Those are just a few that popped into my head. I'll keep working on it. Hopefully we'll make up a bunch of them and you guys can buy them and wear them proudly. Don't get your hopes up for it being any time soon, though, because I like to take my time when it comes to... pretty much everything.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Manly Men of the Week

A lot of people think that the Manly Man of the Week award should be given out every week. They couldn't be more wrong. See, this award is SO PRESTIGIOUS and LIFE CHANGING that I can't simply give it out to every Tom, Dick and Harry. Some weeks there just isn't someone manly enough to give the award too.

And some weeks I forget, or have something better to write about.

But this week I have not one, but TWO winners. My brothers.

I don't want to get all mushy here, but when you have brothers who will come out and fix your lawn mower, or take care of your dogs, you know you're a lucky man. Let's just say they've always been there for me, and leave it at that.

All of the recent kindness, however, still doesn't make me forget when they almost drowned me, or the years of psychological damage from the entire "soccer bopper" incident (don't ask).

Still, though, I have to give them the ultimate award. Congrats, brothers. You are the manly men of the week.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Another 4th of July has come and gone, and amazingly I still have all my fingers. Happy birthday, America, you don't look a day over 175!

Is it just me or are fireworks today a little better than when I was a kid? I can still remember being thrilled to death lighting a firecracker, and today's kids get things that look like a napalm attack and can level a city block. How safe is all of this stuff?

Listen, all I'm saying is that if it makes a mushroom cloud upon detonation you might not want to let little Timmy light it himself. Get your wife to light it- Safety first, people!

My dogs are glad that the fireworks are done, that's for sure. I don't know what it is about these canines, but loud noises scare the crap out of them. My dog, the mini schnauzer (we got him from the pound, he was originally named Prince, now he's The Dog Formerly Known As Prince), gets so terrified that he just sits there and shakes. That makes him hot, so he starts panting, which makes him adorable. He's probably going to have a heart attack one year, but he'll look cute doing it.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Vice Presidential Picks

Ah, current events. I'm trying to decide if this poster is racist or just a play on words. I didn't make it, but I laughed out loud when I saw it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A dark Wall•E review

Last weekend the Mrs. and I went out to see the latest Pixar movie, Wall•E. It was a magical day. We started out with a little McDonald's, which is magical in its own right.

I've seen about 600 reviews for Wall•E so far, and they've all been overwhelmingly positive. Every once in a while, though, you see a review from a jerk who always has to be so damn negative about everything. I know that they'll get more hits and appear "edgier" if they try to act like they've seen it all, done it all, and hated it all, but I bet they don't get invited to the cool parties. It must be lonely in their mom's basement, comforted only by the glow of their computer screens and the thousands of dollars of superhero figurines.

I do recognize, though, the thrill they must get by trashing something people like, so I thought I'd try it.

My negative review:

Wall•E is a small rusty cleaning robot whose hopeless mission is to take all of the garbage that humans have left on Earth and compact it, stack it, and paddy-wack it. The opening scenes show him all alone on a dry, barren Earth, motoring along the dusty, garbage strewn cityscape, carrying out his programming. His tracks (feet, to him) begin to come apart, so he takes the tracks from a broken down Wall•E unit and uses them as his own.

It's very common for humans to anthromorphize machines, so let's do that to Wall•E. He basically takes shoes from a dead man so that he can go on. When he gets back to his "house" we find that he has a collection of parts in bins... Cameras (eyes), motherboards (hearts), clamps (hands), etc. When a serial killer does this it's insanity, when Wall•E does it, it's cute.

Later on a girl robot lands on the planet, and what does our criminally insane robot do? He starts stalking her. She even resorts to firing a weapon at him to keep him away, but he won't give up. His obsession won't let him. The girl robot eventually has to get on a spaceship to evade Wall•E, but he completely ignores the restraining order that she must have gotten, and hitches a ride on the outside of the rocket, just like the crazy guy did under the car in Cape Fear. Creepy.

Anyway, I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but the girl robot eventually succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome and falls for the man stalking her. She loves him even though everyone else is trying to stop them- It's like they're trying to do an intervention, but she just won't listen.

But seriously, it was a cute movie with a good moral. Go see it, then celebrate by buying enough candles to stack them into a replica of Wall•E.

Great email this morning

I was walking my beautiful wife out the door this morning when she stopped to read an email from her momma. Remember, her whole family is southern, so she uses nouns like momma, daddy, mamaw, papaw and granny. It seems that her granny, who goes out and plays bingo just about every night, had car trouble on her way to the game last night. The motor just died, leaving her stranded along the road.

The police came to rescue her, and she ended up telling them to "call my grandson and have him get the car, and take me to bingo."

That's a tricky sentence, so let me clarify. She had her grandson come get her dead car while the officer drove her (in the police car, no less) the rest of the way to bingo. That is six shades of awesome.

Southern girls, man. They know what they want, and they get it.

No word on if she won at bingo.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Figure this map out



Once again, we're expanding the line. The company is growing faster than a well fed newborn baby, and it's time to unleash our newest creations.

Can you stand the suspense? I was planning on introducing them during a special three minute superbowl commercial that would also feature the Budweiser horses, the GoDaddy girls, and some kind of Diet Coke ad, but instead I'm going to save $10 million bucks and just tell you guys about them on this blog.

First up: Sports Injury. This is the one for all of you weekend warriors, much like myself. We spend all week behind a desk, then we go out and try to be Peyton Manning or Derek Jeter on the weekends. This leads to sore muscles and pulled groins, and not in the good way, either. When this happens we have to put a cream on our muscles that feels kind of icy, then hot, if you get my reference. If you're a lawyer, please don't get that reference. So, to sum up, Sports Injury is a pepperminty, clean, crisp scent that will fill your house with the scent of awesome.

Secondly: Dad's Gum. Can also be shortened to "Dadgum", if you're from the south. This candle is a tribute to my dad, how almost always has a pack of spearmint gum in his shirt pocket. We took a couple of prototype Dad's Gum candles to the farmer's market and the response was overwhelming. It's a strong spearmint scent that you just can't resist.

These will be up and live on the website in about a week. You'll love them.