Is this real? Yes. An April Fool's Prank has turned into a Limited Edition Candle and will donate 5% of proceeds to The Trevor Project.
I asked myself how can I make this meaningful and connected to my brand values to give back. Lil Was X expressed he was bullied in his teens as a young gay black man. He now owns who he is as a person and as a creator, which is what his new controversial song addresses. For the record, Lil Nas X adopted two dogs in 2019, and that fits in with the brand's sources of inspiration to story tell through scent.
If you are new to Whiskey & Woof, our blends are rich, layered scents. Celebrating the bond between this human's passions -dogs and whiskey, we are a Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free company. Candles are phthalate free, vegan friendly and made with clean scents.
The imagery for Lil Nas X's Montero video is rich and lush. It tells the story of how revealing your true nature can get you banished from society. In today's world who isn't being canceled on social media? In real life there is a painful fall out from bullying. Inspired by Lil Nas X's ability to own who he is and claim it as an adult after years of being harassed as a black gay teen, here is a candle that celebrates embracing all of yourself.
You can read the full backstory of the prank here.
This candle is a blend of "blood, sweat and leather" to help you be you. A soothing, sensual blend of Tonka, Leather & Oud was made for the transitional temperamental days of Spring.