The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Candles

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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).


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SOOHYANG HONEY CANDLE

$32 USD

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


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Oskia Rose de Mai Massage and Treatment Candle

$60 USD

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


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Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Room Candle

$55 USD

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


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Sunday Forever Loverboy Candle

$38 usd

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


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Otherland Canopy Candle

$36 USD

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

ED NOTE: READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDER AND CEO OF OTHERLAND HERE


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DiPTyQUE Damascena Candle

$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.

RECOMMENDED BY CELINA