Yankee Candle Releasing a Commemorative David Ortiz Candle
The cavalcade of commemorative David Ortiz merchandise marches on—but at least it’s for a good cause.
Not long after Dunkin’ Donuts paid tribute to the man who had provided them with many a straw solo, Yankee Candle is releasing a “Big Papi’s Retirement Party” candle, available for purchase in store or on the Deerfield candlemaker’s website.
To be sure, it’s not a David Ortiz scented candle, as few homeowners would like their rumpus room smelling like sweat and dried champagne—that is, any more than usual. Yankee Candle says they’re using their “Midsummer Night” fragrance for Big Papi’s candle, described as a “masculine blend of musk, patchouli, sage and mahogany cologne.”
“Big Papi personally chose this fragrance,” Yankee Candle says. “And we think it’s a home run!”
But before you roll your eyes, keep in mind that the company’s pledged to donate $20 every purchase to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.