Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day signifies the coming of Spring, when hearts begin to thaw and everything starts coming up roses. Even if you’re not into ‘the whole “Valentines Thing”’, it’s a great day to start looking forward to new life and new growth and to celebrate all things lovely.
As well as filling the room with some gorgeous floral lovin’, candles also create a romantic flickery atmosphere perfect for dinner or cuddles. Whether you’re aiming for spicy passion or you want to reignite the fire in your relationship, a scented candle is a great way to set the mood for romance.
But we all know that the best scented candles are luxury scented candles, and it’s worth investing in a quality brand that will smell of actual flowers, rather than just picking up something cheap and sickly sweet from the supermarket. Here are my best picks of romantic candles for this Valentine’s day:
Belle Fleur – Pétales D’Amour
A deep and sinful candle inspired by the Garden of Eden. Crisp apple combines with crushed rose petals, luscious berries and fresh fig to create a sensual and juicy fruity-floral scent that brings love to life. Radiant and enlivening. Buy Here
Oskia – Rose de Mai Massage Candle
Hello two-in-one functionality, is there anything better than a scented candle that doubles as a massage oil? Silky luxurious natural oils packed full of vitamins and minerals are packed into the form of a lipped candle, enabling you to pour the melted oils over your skin for a smooth and soothing massage. Scented with Rose de Mai, it’s the ultimate evening indulgence. Buy Here
Jo Malone™ – Peony & Blush Suede
For a Valentine’s brunch, choose a sophisticated feminine floral such as Peony & Blush Suede from Jo Malone™. Luxurious and sensual, opulent peonies mingle with soft blush suede to create the light and warm scent of perfection. Buy Here
Annick Goutal – Petit Cherie
A delicious fruity-floral scent with juicy pears, peaches, and fresh cut grass over a musky rose and vanilla base. A pure and elegant scent bursting with springtime boldness. Perfect if you want something more fruity. Buy Here
Penhaligon’s – Elixir
If hot and heavy’s more your thing, ‘Elixir’ from Penhaligon’s is right up your alley. Hot spices set off green eucalyptus against a heart of Turkish rose and jasmine, layered over incense and dark woods to create an exotic and luxurious candle perfect for turning the heat up. Buy Here
Diptyque – Roses
It wouldn’t be a romantic scents list without roses, and it wouldn’t be a luxury candles list without Diptyque. The ultimate Valentine’s day candle, Roses by Diptyque evokes an English rose garden in the height of bloom. Pretty, luxurious, and delightfully romantic. Buy Here
Which is your favourite candle? Do you prefer light & floral or dark & spicy?