I purchased this without first cold sniffing, as my local outlets do not sell Pure Radiance candles.
When it arrived, I cold sniffed and lit and I'm glad to say, with being a guy myself, it's a very rich and in my opinion masculine fragrance. That's not to say that the ladies won't like it - it's a brilliant scent, but the gents shouldn't hesitate to buy if they prefer a more manly fragrance. I enjoy masculine fragrances at night, especially while relaxing alone or entertaining / with friends, and the scent gives an air of quality. Musk is definitely one of the notes that is most noticeable, but as with many other Yankee Candles, is not overpowering and the woody notes are also apparent.
The black colour of the wax is beautiful and can be described as a jet black. Very "after darkish" and goes well with my decor.
I must also add that the crackling wooden wick aka "LumiWick" adds a brilliant touch, and crackles like a fireplace or bonfire. This is very relaxing and has caught the eye of many of my visitors.
April 3, 2014
This is a dark masculine scent, like a fragranced fireplace log burning. It's rich and subtly fresh.
September 1, 2013
Love the softy sound of wood burning wonderful scent thoughout the room. Will buy again, and the candle falme is exceptional not your usual direct straight up and down. Kinda has a fireplace feel.
March 27, 2013
After Dark has a nice lasting scent, smells soft similar to a man's cologne. However, with this new type of wick, the flame becomes much lower after the candle is burning for a few hours, but I do not know if it is a normal occurrence with this new wick. in addition, I think that the price is way too high for an average candle.
February 20, 2013