Are Yankee Candles not enough for you? Do Bahama Breeze and Beach Walk fail to strike that manly scent you’ve been sniffing around for? Don’t worry, a 13-year-old in Ohio has you covered.
Meet Hart Main, the world’s most successful teenage scented-candle entrepreneur:
A 13-year-old Ohio boy has launched his own line of scented candles meant for men, with fragrances that include bacon, New York–style pizza, sawdust, and the smell of a fresh leather baseball mitt.
Hart Main of Marysville in central Ohio says he got the idea for his “Mancans” when he was making fun of his sister for selling candles with girly scents for a school fundraiser. Columbus station WCMH-TV reports he launched his company last Thanksgiving, making the candles using scores of empty cans from soup he donated to a soup kitchen.
Mancans come in 14 different scents, ranging from “Cracker Jacks: A prize for your nose in every can” to “Money to Burn: Use your tax refund to buy a candle.”
So far, he’s sold 500 candles for $5 a piece. They’re available online and in stores. According to the AP report, Main says that he’s already made enough money to buy a “nice bicycle.”