The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Candles
Now that Valentine’s Day has briskly come and gone, the mood has not died with it. Winter is still sadly in full swing and we all could use a little warmth via candle. Sweet candles, floral candles, even candles of the “massage oil” persuasion. We’ve gone ahead and compiled a list recommendations for you, dear reader, to purchase for yourself, your significant other, or your mom (maybe not that one).
SOOHYANG HONEY CANDLE
Described as a “gourmant” scent, this candle is as sweet as honey - literally. A sticky sweet fragrance that’s almost good enough to eat, consider this a modern update on the sugar cookie candles of childhoods past. Stay inside and dream of Spring warmth while burning this.
RECOMMENDED BY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF KIARA
A great gift for multitaskers! Not only is this candle lovely for burning, and the rose scent is totally on point for lovers, but it's also a gift that doubles as skincare. You can make it romantic and share with a partner for massages or keep it for a self care and self indulgent moment. It will leave your skin soft and smelling of roses.
RECOMMENDED BY CLAIRE AND HANNAH
I love this candle because it smells exactly like fresh cut flowers without being too overwhelming. The combination of chamomile and sandalwood is so relaxing after a long day, I light it as soon as I get home from work. This would be a great gift for anyone who is a scent lover, loves flowers, or is all about the ambiance of their home. This candle will create a warm, calming glow to either set the mood or for some relaxing "me time". Also pairs well with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
RECOMMENDED BY RORIE
The aesthetic of Sunday Forever candles are the perfect gift for a longtime candle lover, the casual fragrance buyer or a first timer. This collab candle with Matt, beautiful soul behind @dirtyboysgetclean, is just as sensational as their first. Loverboy's sleek, white packaging suits any dresser, vanity, coffee table, basically anywhere. It has a clean, cozy scent listed as notes of musky ambrette seed, woods, citrus and sparkling salt. Every burn of this coconut and soy wax blend is smooth, clean and loaded with ambiance. A sultry vibe to keep returning to, just like a lover boy.
RECOMMENDED BY MICHELLE C
Otherland Canopy Candle
Sure, candles are popular choice for gift giving, but they're still my favorite thing to both give and receive (and not just because I'm a bit of a candle addict)! It used to be that you had to choose between a cheap, ordinary scented candle, and a super expensive one, but there are now a lot of great companies producing high quality candles at a reasonable price, my favorite being Otherland. Their candles not only smell incredible, but also double as decor, with art-inspired vessels, and are only $36 for 8 oz / a burn time of 55 hours! Who doesn't enjoy nice looking things? Canopy is my go-to scent to gift- with notes of fig, ivy, and a hint of mint, it's perfectly balanced (not too floral or sweet) so it works for anyone!
RECOMMENDED BY ZOE
$72 USD / $97 CAD
For the chic homemaker, this amazing limited edition candle from Diptyque will make a statement whether its lit or not. The beautiful floral design will add a vibrant pop of color and light to any room, and its heavenly scent will deliver a sophisticated ambiance whenever it's in use. I love gifting and receiving candles from loved ones or friends because I think about them every time I reach for it to spark some extra joy in my home.