Light up your holidays with a 'Trudeau-scented' candle

Fans of Justin Trudeau will now be able to fill their abodes with the Prime Minister’s mysterious musk. Some Missouri-based crafters have created a Justin Trudeau-scented candle.

'The best purchase of my life by far'

Each candle is emblazoned with a tender-faced Justin Trudeau. (JD and Kate Industries/Etsy )

Admirers of Justin Trudeau will now be able to fill their homes with the prime minister's mysterious musk.

Some Missouri-based crafters have created a "Justin Trudeau-scented candle."

For less than $30, the makers promise the candles will fill any room with the scent of the "Canadian heartthrob."

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Each one is emblazoned with a photograph of the Liberal prime minister and, for a limited time, each delivery includes a temporary tattoo of a tender-faced Trudeau.

If you've ever wondered what Trudeau smells like, according to the product description, it's a provocative blend.

"The Justin Trudeau-Scented Candle blends the rich scent of chai tea (because he drinks tea) with maple (because Canada). The resulting aroma screams 'hot Canadian guy.' "

The makers responsible for distilling the PM's scent say their candles are the perfect holiday gift for anyone "who is attracted to men, or Canadians, or both."  

However, they believe their waxy creations will be especially appealing to Americans forced to swoon from afar.
The Missouri makers behind the Trudeau candles are shipping their waxy creations worldwide. (JD and Kate Industries/Etsy)
"If you live in Canada, there's a good chance you've already had the opportunity to smell Justin Trudeau, since he's always showing up at concerts or popping out of caves with no shirt on, "reads the description from JD and Kate Industries.

"But if you're not lucky enough to live in Canada, you've probably concluded, 'I guess I'll never know what Justin Trudeau smells like. Why was I even born into such a cruel world?' "

The makers say the candles have been selling like hot cakes on the Etsy website. Hundreds have been sold worldwide and the reviews so far are dripping with devotion to the PM.

—"These candles smell really great! These will be a hit at Christmas!"

—"The best purchase of my life by far." 

—"Smells amazing! Almost thought Justin Trudeau was in the room, but alas, it was just the candle ... "

The candles are the creation of husband and wife team JD and Kate Dobson, who say they make each one by hand in their kitchen at home. Although the business venture started as a joke, they say they have some real affection for Trudeau.

"For me, a big part of it is that I have a big crush on him, and I thought this would be a way to bring us together," Kate Dobson said. "This is my misguided way to win over the prime minster of Canada. It's amazing that I have a husband."

Yet, if essence of Trudeau would only serve to crinkle your nose, don't despair, there's a Donald-J.-Trump-scented candle available as well.

These votives, according to the website, combine "all the classiest smells," like suntan lotion and steak to produce a "tremendous aroma."

Not only does the Trump-scented candle promise to "make America smell great again," each one is adorned with a plush, bright orange mop of hair sprouting from the top.

Though the Dobsons pine for Trudeau, they don't have the same affection for their American leader.

"It's been a bit of a heartbreaking experience for us," said Kate Dobson. "Not only the results of the election, but also that we have to continue making those candles.

"They smell bad and leave chunks of hair all over our house from those little wigs."
If you want to turn your nose up at Trudeau, the Trump-scented candle is another aromatic option. (JD and Kate Industries/Etsy)


Wallis Snowdon is a journalist with CBC Edmonton focused on bringing stories to the website and the airwaves. Originally from New Brunswick, Wallis has reported in communities across Canada, from Halifax to Fort McMurray. She previously worked as a digital and current affairs producer with CBC Radio in Edmonton. Share your stories with Wallis at wallis.snowdon@cbc.ca.