Cigar Aficionado

The Tobacco Candle

Your wife says there's no cigars in the house. So, you try to cover up the odor of your cigar smoke by spraying a can of scented air freshener around the room, emphatically flailing your arms as she approaches. Instead, you create a hodgepodge of flowers and ash that smells more like eau de forest fire than country fresh.

Of course, we don't understand why anyone would want to cover up the fragrant perfume of a good cigar. But if you want to save your marriage, the tobacco candle from Arango Cigar may be just the thing.

The company claims that while air fresheners only mask odors caused by cigar smoke, the tobacco candle has components that will neutralize odors. Mike Gold at Arango Cigar says the "amazing green dot" makes this all possible. Located on top of the candle next to the wick, the green dot is made with a blend of natural citrus and wood oils which when burned release a scent that cancels out the smell of cigar smoke. The candles come in vanilla, strawberry and odorless varieties. Gold said the originals were all odorless, but customers wanted the scented. The wives strike again.

Arango recommends you burn the candle for three hours every time you smoke. Light the candle about an hour before you smoke, keep it burning while you puff, and let it stay lit for about an hour after you finish. The company claims each candle lasts for up to 50 hours.

Retailing for $6, the Arango tobacco candle is available at fine cigar shops. To find a location in your area, email