Saxon Make Scented Candles Now
Legendary NWOBHM band Saxon are celebrating their fortieth anniversary the way so many old white people do: with scented candles. Hey, if Bret Michaels can do it…
So what does a Saxon scented candle smell like? With the band’s members quickly nearing their seventies, the obvious guess would be “incontinence.” But in fact, the “very limited edition” candles smell like leather, according to an official product description.
The candles are forty bucks a pop, which seems like an outrageous sum for something you’re literally going to set on fire… but as of this writing, there are apparently only ten left unsold, so whomever thought there’d be a market for this deserves a raise.
This being the case, it probably won’t be long until other bands follow suit. Some of the possibilities are obvious — a Warrant scented candle would smell like cherry pie, a Napalm Death scented candle would smell like napalm, a Carcass scented candle would smell like a rotting corpse, a Slipknot scented candle would smell like camel shit, etc. — but there’s plenty of room for creativity, too. Like, how would a Mötley Crüe candle smell? Like disappointment and hepatitis? Can that be captured in a scent?
While you ponder that, hurry and buy a Saxon scented candle here before they’re all gone.
P.S. Speaking of candles, remember this dude? Still amazing!