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We’re Burning Jacob Elordi Bath Water Candles Now, Apparently

You’ve heard of gamer girl bath water, now get ready for: a candle that smells like Jacob Elordi’s bath water, based on that viral Saltburn bathtub scene (you know the one). If this sounds like a joke, buckle up, because it’s all too real.

It’s safe to say 2023 was a huge year for Elordi. Even without a new season of Euphoria to show off his terrifying acting skills as the love-to-hate-him Nate Jacobs, Elordi has transitioned into a household name thanks to films like Priscilla, where he played Elvis Presley, and Saltburn, the internet’s latest obsession. The film gets absolutely wild (no spoilers, I promise!) and leaves viewers with more questions than answers by the end, but there’s one scene in particular that’s inspired *multiple* scented candles.

During one scene in Saltburn, Elordi’s character, Felix, is taking a bath and masturbating while — unbeknownst to him — Oliver (played by Barry Keoghan) watches. Oliver waits for Felix to leave the bathroom before he enters, and… licks the drain. The Call Me By Your Name peach scene walked so this one could run, needless to say.

The bathtub scene has sparked plenty of conversation on social media, so maybe it’s unsurprising that brands would jump on the opportunity to sell a related product. When I first heard about this, I figured only one brand would be chaotic enough to sell a product named after Elordi’s bath water, but I’ve actually come across three, and that may not even be all of them. You can’t make this stuff up!

If you’re in the market for a Jacob Elordi bath water candle (a market that is, apparently, thriving?), you’ve got options — after you set aside some time to reflect on whether this parasocial relationship is healthy, of course.

Jacob Elordi’s Bathwater Candle By SideHustleVibes ($28)

According to the Etsy description, this is the original Elordi bath water candle. Honestly, the description speaks for itself here: “There’s nothing quite like the smell of a quality candle, particularly when that smell is inspired by Jacob Elordi and what we imagine His Highness to smell like. Is it the sweet smell of vanilla? A warm spicy scent? A gentle sea breeze?”

You guessed it — you can pick any of those three mentioned scents, and get 50 to 60 hours of burn off of this bad boy. The owner specifically credits Saltburn for the inspiration. “Our candle aims to capture the essence of the charismatic figure of Felix Catton, promising a sensorial experience like no other,” the description ends. “Let the flickering flame and the captivating scent transport you to Emerald Fennell’s world of Saltburn, where fantasy and reality intertwine.”

Jacob Elordi’s Bathwater Soy Candle by Baum Designs ($35)

Coming in at a steep $35, this is the most expensive candle on the list, but it’s also a whopping 16.5 oz. That’s about as close to bulk-buying Elordi bath water as you can reasonably get. The Amazon description notes that it’s sustainable and American-grown, meaning your purchase supports local farmers.

This one lets you customize the scent from 18 options and the lid from three different colors, so I guess it’s also a choose-your-own-adventure type of thing. What does Jacob Elordi’s bath water smells like? (I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s probably not Frosted Gingerbread, but you be the judge.)

This Smells Like Jacob Elordi Candle by Coolgirlcandles ($21)

OK, this last one might be a stretch — it makes no mention of bath water or Saltburn, and in fact, the subtitle even mentions Elordi’s Euphoria character Nate. But maybe this one is for the subtle Elordi fangirls? (Subtlety is relative here…) And at the cheapest price and smallest size, this one is less of an investment than the other two.

If you don’t want the burden of choice and would rather just be told what Elordi smells like, though, this candle might be more up your alley. It only comes in one scent option: lavender, sweet orange, musk, vetiver, patchouli, and eucalyptus. Personally, I’m curious about the science behind nailing down Elordi’s actual scent, but maybe it’s better if we don’t know.

So there you have it. If I had a nickel for every time a brand released a scented candle inspired by Elordi’s scent, I’d have three nickels. Which isn’t a lot, but it’s really, really weird that it happened three times. Happy shopping, I guess?

Erica Kam is the Life Editor at Her Campus. She oversees the life, career, and news verticals on the site, including academics, experience, high school, money, work, and Her20s coverage. Over her six years at Her Campus, Erica has served in various editorial roles on the national team, including as the previous Culture Editor and as an editorial intern. She has also interned at Bustle Digital Group, where she covered entertainment news for Bustle and Elite Daily. She graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Barnard College, where she was the senior editor of Columbia and Barnard’s Her Campus chapter and a deputy copy editor for The Columbia Spectator. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her dissecting K-pop music videos for easter eggs and rereading Jane Austen novels. She also loves exploring her home, the best city in the world — and if you think that's not NYC, she's willing to fight you on it.