April Fool’s Day might only roll around once a year, but a good prank keeps on giving any time of the year.

If you’re someone who loves a good prank, or know someone who deserves a bit of comeuppance, well, I personally think these candles that change from lovely to ludicrous scents halfway through are the perfect find.


The candles are courtesy of Prank Candles. As their wax melts, the aroma transitions from sweet to positively sulfuric.

The reason they work so well? They smell amazing (at first) so the person who receives the candle will want to burn it and burn it and burn it…until they’ll definitely be accusing their partner, kid, or dog of stinking up the space with horrible farts.


“Often – our customers will report that their victims will initially thank them because it’s ‘the best candle they’ve ever burned.’ Because of this, they’re even less likely to blame the candle when they think ‘WTF is that smell?'”

Diabolical! Yet brilliant, you have to admit.

The label and smell of the new candle resemble a lovely, upscale gift that would never betray you, and the scents – apple pie, fresh roses, balsam and cedar, and vanilla – are sure to tickle anyone’s fancy. At just $23 each, they’re around the same price as a normal fancy candle, but you’re sure to get far more enjoyment out of these once the text replies start coming in.


I don’t know about you, but I think I’m going to need a six-pack of these. Maybe I’ll send them to all of my college friends at once, then just sit back and wait.

It’s going to be epic.

Do you like to play pranks? What’s the best one you’ve played, and what were the results? Share the story with us in the comments!