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Drake launches scented candle that “actually smells” like him

By | Published on Friday 4 December 2020


Back before that whole pandemic thing, 2020 was looking like being a year that would be remembered for celebrities making products that smell like their own vaginas.

Gwyneth Paltrow was making candles, Erykah Badu was selling incense. Now, in a last minute addition to the canon, Drake has come in with his own candle. Although not one that smells, as far as I can tell, like his genitals. Just one with a general aroma of Drake.

The Carby Musk candles are being shopped for $80 apiece and are guaranteed to make your home smell like Drake has been there for longer than was agreed when he turned up with several bags and a sheepish look on his face. There will be “notes of musk, ambers, cashmere, suede, and velvet”.

That’s what Drake smells like, is it? Well, insists the blurb for the candle, it “actually smells like Drake” because that combination of smells is “the personal fragrance he wears”. So that’s you told.

What’s more, it explains, this “smooth musk fragrance is introspective as in an interpretation of your beautiful self, yet extrovertive as how you would want others to see your bold and brilliant self”. Does that make sense? I’m not sure, but I suspect academics will be trying to decipher that statement for years to come. “This is what it smells like inside Drake’s pants” would have been a much simpler sales pitch. And probably would have sold more too.

That said, either these Drake smell candles are actually super popular or they only made about six of them, because they’re all sold out at the moment. But you can gaze longingly at a photo of one here. Maybe spray yourself with musk, rub some amber on your cheeks, wrap yourself in cashmere and velvet, and put on a Suede album, to mimic the full experience while you do that.

This is apparently one of five new scented candles Drake is launching with the Better World Fragrance House. Although it’s the only one that will smell like him personally.