Forget chocolate chip cookies, holiday spice, or freshly washed linen. These unconventional candle scents are unexpected—but kind of amazing.

1. NEW MACBOOK


Every tech nerd loves a top-of-the-line gadget, but now your home can smell just like one. Twelve South’s "New Mac" scented candle is infused with notes of mint, peach, basil, lavender, mandarin, and sage, which is apparently what your freshly opened computer smells like.

Buy on Twelve South

2. NETFLIX & CHILL


Whether you want to set a certain, ahem, mood, or you just want to add some extra ambiance to your living space, this is the candle for you.

Buy on Flick Candles

3. OLD BOOKS


Bibliophiles (and anyone wishing to make their home library smell a little more authentic) will be drawn to the scent of this candle, which smells of paper, dust, vanilla, and just a hint of fresh grass.

Buy on Etsy

4. WHITE CASTLE


Ah, the essence of a steam-grilled hamburger slider, minus the calories.

Buy on Amazon

5. ZOO


Infuse your home with the entire animal kingdom—or at least "the telltale scents of the tangy grizzly bear, the pungent rhinoceros, and the regal, yet completely stinky tiger." (And if that doesn’t float your boat, the site also offers candles in the scents of skunk, fart, and chlorine.)

Buy on Stinky Candle Co.

6. YOUR HOME STATE


As a wise, ruby slipper-clad girl once said, "There’s no place like home." And there is definitely no place that smells quite like home, but thankfully these candles, in the scent of each of the 50 states, aim to make your home-away-from-home a little more familiar.

Buy on Homesick Candles

7. DIVORCE PAPERS


There truly is a candle for every occasion. And, apparently, this one captures all of the complexities of the dissolution of marriage: "Part happy, part sad, a little relieved, and unsure of your future financial stability."

Buy on Flick Candles

8. BEARD


Want the scent of a beard without all the maintenance? This one smells of bonfires and cologne.

Buy on Etsy

9. QUIDDITCH PITCH


Up the ante of freshly cut grass with this candle, which just might inspire you to embrace your inner Quidditch player. (Snitch not included.)

Buy on Etsy

10. CALAMINE LOTION


Missing summer? Channel warm weather with this candle, which smells like the timeless soothing skin ointment.

Buy on Etsy

11. STRIPPER


Yep, someone spent hours researching the scents that should go into this one. And, in case you’re curious, those scents are "the perfume counter at your local department store times a thousand ... plus some baby powder."

Buy on Hotwicks