Born as an experiment in candle making between founders and life-partners Matthew Herman and David Kien, Boy Smells attempts to heighten the intimacy of everyday life with complex and unique scents that embrace both masculinity and femininity.
Each candle is developed and mixed in the founders’ home in Los Angeles with fragrance and natural oils, all-natural coconut wax and beeswax. The candles are hand-poured in a reusable glass vessel and hand-labeled in Los Angeles, California.
The name St. Al is a play on Santal, the French term for sandalwood. This candle has powerful notes of holy wood and exotic florals, layered with undertones of frankincense. To the nose, it’s a sanctified commingling of dominant, protective sandalwood with notes of clay, clove flower, oud and ylang-ylang. It’s a clean scent with a long, ancient history.