What do men who do web design all day smell like? Cologne and deodorant mixed with…HTML? RGB? 

That’s either a really good joke or a really bad one, I’ll let you make that call. 

Man smells – the good kind – is there anything better? The only thing that comes close to the real thing is Boy Smells, a candle company that spins out coconut and beeswax scented with about a dozen different combinations. It’s a choose your own boy smell adventure. 

Me, I went with Cedar Stack, the one in the red jar that is apparently sold out (I got the last one The Human Condition had!), that smells of cedar sawdust mixed with juniper berries and white musk. Heaven. 

I wish I had more to share with you here but the truth is that it’s a candle. That smells (kind of) like my boyfriend. And it’s Friday night in San Francisco and I have no plans. I could have had plans but I’m in one of my not at all rare moods where I want to lounge around in my silk Cuyana jammies and my brand new Kim + Ono kimono I got while I was in Chinatown this afternoon and listen to Doja Cat

Alas, that’s what I’m doing while I burn my Boy Smells candle and enjoy the cool breeze coming in the open window. 

There’s no lesson here. I suppose, if you wanted there to be a lesson or meaning of some kind in this post, it might be that it’s ok not to go out just because it’s Friday? 

A List of Things That Went Well Today

  • Neither of my Lyft drivers tried to have a conversation with me
  • I spent the day exploring Chinatown and had a lovely time
  • New Kim + Ono robe
  • Boy Smells
  • My phone didn’t die before I got home to charge it
  • California has fully legalized weed (I know this didn’t happen today but…)
  • Decided to finally start a blog and just write whatever the hell I want


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