There’s something about the way the heavenly-scented, warm flame of a candle can change the ambiance of a room. From helping us relax during stressful periods to curating a space and even setting the mood, the power held within one small jar is often underestimated.
It’s also the reason scented and aromatic candles make such perfect gifts, never more so than on Valentine’s Day.
Whether your significant other is an avid burner of wicks, you want the perfect lighting for an intimate dinner or you want to use the wax in the bedroom, a Valentine’s Day candle can have a myriad of uses.
What Are The Most Seductive Candle Scents?
If you’re wanting a candle that will set (and, more importantly, get you in) the mood, there are a few scents proven to be aphrodisiacs. Opt for notes of vanilla, patchouli, jasmine, saffron, ginger or sandalwood.
Which Candle Is Best For Romance?
Outside of picking your candle based on the aphroditic effects of its fragrance, you may also want to consider how you will be using it.
Aesthetic candles are perfect for those who love curating their spaces or setting the scene over dinner, wood wick candles crackle for cosy ambiance and pure soy massage candles can be used for a sensual backrub (in or out of the bedroom).
Best Valentine’s Day Candles
Lumira Persian Rose, $80 at a-beauty
Ecoya Sweet Pea & Jasmine, $44.95 at MYER
Lovehoney Apothecary Seduce Scent Massage Candle, $36.95 at Lovehoney
Le Labo Santal 26 Scented Candle, $82 at Net-A-Porter
Flame Candle, $29 at Jonny
La Rose Large Scented Candle, $69 at Maison Balzac
Santa Maria Novella Massage Candle, $95 at MYER
Heavy Petal, $54.95 at Adore Beauty
Candle Of Love, $55.90 at Hardtofind.
Maison Blanche 005 Vanilla & Cacao, $22 at THE ICONIC
This Works Love Sleep Seduction Candle, $67 at MECCA
Myles Gray Navre, $54.95 at Pillow Talk