Candles for Valentine’s Day
February is the month of love and traditionally we give flowers or chocolates to our loved ones. Candles for Valentine’s Day have become just as popular as we search for the perfect scent.
We use candles for so many reasons. From making the home feel warm and cosy during the winter months, to keeping insects at bay during the summer when we have family and friends around for barbecues.
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Aromatherapy candles can be used for relaxation in an exercise class or lit when having a massage to take us to a tranquil place as we switch off from the world.
Strong, scented candles can uplift the home with a delightful fragrance that you instantly smell when you walk through the door.
There’s definitely something about a fresh, clean smell in the home.
There is barely a day that goes by that I don’t light a candle in my home. Whether it be unscented tea lights just to give the feel of warmth during the cold evenings or lighting a scented candle to bring freshness and omit cooking smells.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching for another year, we begin to look for gifts to buy our loved ones.
Chocolates and flowers are often the popular go-to items to gift women and perhaps the shaving kit or technology gadgets are purchased for the men.
We don’t need to spend much when purchasing Valentines gifts.
We all know that special dates throughout the year will always see a hike in prices from the retailers as they know customers will be purchasing for that particular day.
Flower prices double and chocolate boxes are increased.
‘I love you’ should be spoken every day after all, not just on February 14th.
Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas Day will have plenty of choice of gifts, so we need to watch how much we spend.
Candles set a delicate and soft light to make an evening romantic, cosy and inviting.
Delicate scents fill the room with a gorgeous fragrance that enchants and relaxes the mind. The perfect way to switch off.
Just like an open fire, the flickering flames of a candle will have you mesmerised as they dance and create soft shadows on the walls and ceiling.
If you purchase candle holders that have engraved shapes, these look particularly pretty as the light throws a silhouette in a low lit room.
When we have the lights down low and candles burning, our mind tells our body that it’s time to relax and switch off from the stresses and strains of the day.
Something that all us benefit from in such a busy world.
One of the best ways to find the perfect scented candle to purchase is to find out what perfume or aftershave your partner enjoys wearing.
There are lots of designer scented candles that match perfume scents so this would make the perfect choice.
If it’s a new relationship and you have no idea what scents they like, you really can’t go wrong with romantic fragrances.
You can purchase a delicate scent that gives the room just enough fragrance without being overpowering.
There is of course the option of unscented candles if you do want to play it safe.
What scents are romantic ?
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Exotic – These are your comforting, luxurious, warm and indulgent scents and will often consist of strong, noticeable fragrances, such as vanilla, cinnamon, saffron, or rosewood.
Woody– When we think of these types of fragrance notes, we often think of nature and the great outdoors.
They can be quite heavy scents as they contain notes such as sandalwood, patchouli, juniper or oak.
Floral – Everyone loves a floral scent, even men and possibly the most popular. This scent is used for candles, perfumes, wax melts and incense sticks.
Floral scents have such a feminine and soft aroma that is sure to help the body and mind relax.
Lavender and Rose are often the most common scents and many candles will have a touch of jasmine, yang -yang, chamomile, or geranium.
Fruity– The sweetness we get from fruity candles can bring an invigorating and uplifting vibe as we experience gorgeous scents of strawberry, apple, cherry, apricot and peach.
Romantic music, wine and a candle lit meal for two sets the mood to celebrate being together, no matter how many months or years have passed.
Candle scents for men and women
A man’s romantic scent would be something spicy nutmeg or cider fragrance notes.
This scent is very popular, especially in incense sticks and scented candles. It has the ability to mix well with other notes.
It is a warm, sweet, sensual scent and sits in the Oriental family and is suitable for men and women. Perfect for a cold winters night.
If you are a wearer of Obsession by Calvin Klein or Alien by Thierry Mugler, this scent is the perfect accessory.
This delightful, earthy and sweet scent is often found in many candles and perfumes and is suitable for both men and women.
It is a rich scent and very distinctive. Sitting in the wood fragrance family sandalwood is very similar to patchouli, which gives a musky, sweet and spicy fragrance.
Some of the top most selling perfumes and candles contain sandalwood as one of their scents.
This little beauty has so many benefits from reducing blood pressure, helping people to stay calm, as well as a favourite choice for aromatherapists.
It has been a popular scent in the perfume and cosmetics world for many years.
With Oriental and floral notes, it is the perfect choice as an aphrodisiac and for setting the tone for the perfect night in.
A great choice of scent for using in aromatherapy too as its scent helps to calm the mind.
This scent has a gorgeous and natural aroma that has a mixture of spicy, nutty, woody and sweet fragrance notes.
The perfect scent for a cold, winters evening by the fire and often found within the Fougere and amber fragrances.
A sensual scent that emits a deep aroma and named by some cultures as the ‘love-wishing bean’ with its aphrodisiac fragrance.
If your partner is a wearer of Tom Ford Noir Extreme or Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male, choosing a candle with tonka bean will be a suitable choice.
Vanilla sets the scene for a soft and romantic ambiance with its sweetness that everyone loves.
You will always find a vanilla scented candle in the shops or online and the smell brings happiness and stress relief as it contains sedative properties.
Most definitely one of those scents that is easily recognised too.
Rose- There won’t be many women who don’t like floral fragrances. A scent that immediately gives us the feel of femininity, a touch of class, warmth and coziness to the home.
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Valentine’s Day perfumes
Who says perfumes are just for Christmas or birthdays ? Valentine’s Day perfumes are just as popular.
As we say goodbye to another year and 2022 is now upon us, thousands of people around the world will have bought a fragrance for their loved one at Christmas.
What about Valentine’s Day?
Whilst the next traditional date that we gift for seems to be a long way off, January soon passes and the sales come to an end.
Just around the corner is the month of love.
Every year the shops will see an influx of shoppers on line and in store looking for the perfect gift for their loved one. Almost as busy as the Christmas season.
When did the Valentine’s Day tradition begin ?
Valentine’s Day as we know is celebrated on 14th February every year. A time when roses, chocolates and flowers are giving out to the ones we love.A symbol of togetherness and also a day to show admiration for those who have no idea that they are loved or thought of.
This page contains affiliate links. Should you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive compensation.The story of St Valentine is an intriguing one as every tradition has a place in history, it’s interesting to read how Valentine’s Day started.Every year it is celebrated by many and cards and gifts are bought to show affection.
Whether you have a partner or not has no impact on purchases as many will write a card or send flowers to an admirer in the hope that they will soon become one.
The recipient is often left baffled as to whom has sent such a thoughtful gift or card as they find themselves going through the names of everyone they know in a bid to narrow down who it may be.
I’m sure there are many people out there who have received a card in the past from a mystery admirer. I have and still to this day, over 25 years later, never knew who it was from!
One of life’s little mysteries and even more so when the card was sent in April!
Many will perhaps see the giving of presents on such a day is purely for how society expects us to behave.
Surely we don’t need a day in the year to tell someone we love them?
Quite rightly we don’t but it is a wonderful thing to receive gifts and to let someone know how much we care, even if we do show it daily.
Much of Valentine’s Day as we celebrate it, is to do with social media. Every card shop, online store and flower shop will advertise this memorable day.
Usually way ahead of time as the shops starts the clearing and huge sales of its Christmas stock.
We share a token of love and affection to others and even though it should be shown all year round, it’s good to have a special day to ‘celebrate’ it.
The price we pay
It’s inevitable that the price of cards, flowers, perfumes and chocolates will go up as February 14th approaches. This has always been the case.
Marketing strategies are very much in place way before we’ve seen the back of Christmas.
Remember though, we don’t need to spend a fortune on ‘publicised ‘ products.
Cards can be hand made if you are creative enough, flowers can be picked from your garden and perfumes can be purchased from more affordable companies.
FM Cosmetics will often have their fragrances reduced during such a high peak of purchases because they believe in helping customers make savings on their purchases so that they can buy more of what their partner would like.
It shouldn’t be a case of how much money a business can make during a publicised event but simply a chance to help others with a gift to give their loved one.
Why we give flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day
The tradition of giving flowers on St Valentine’s Day began during the 17th century.
Red roses are seen as a representation of love and therefore given to someone special. Often in the same quantity as the date itself.
Most women love to receive flowers in any form.
A box of chocolates became a popular gift to give both men and women but not until the middle of the 19th century.
Chocolate was seen as a product to help seduce women and show their declaration of love. Apart from having aphrodisiac qualities, who doesn’t love chocolate ?
We often try to look for something unique to give on a special day.
Whilst flowers and chocolates are not personal items and will eventually perish or be consumed, giving a fragrance will last much longer and can be bought with a more personalised feel.
In some way, Valentine’s Day, along with Christmas and Easter, will have an element of marketing to help boost sales, especially with Covid still hanging around.
Businesses need more support than ever and rely on such events to help with profits during such difficult times.
Whether you are a buyer for this occasion or simply prefer to say ‘I love you ‘ in words, there are plenty of affordable perfumes to choose from if you prefer to keep away from the overpriced flowers and chocolates.
Whenever we think of romance and romantic scents, we think of fruity and citrus based notes.
There are a selection of perfumes to suit the month of love so pop along to my online shop and save the link so you check out our offers nearer the 14th February.
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