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The Best Candles on the Market to Set the Mood this Valentine’s Day

Give a scented declaration of love to that special someone this Valentine’s Day with sumptuous candles

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By Kimberley Schoeman  | February 9, 2024 | Shopping

Whether you are looking to set the sultry mood or brighten up the ambiance of your Valentine’s Day dinner table, candles have the power to elevate your mood not only through light, but with scent too.

Strike a match and inspire romance this Valentine’s Day with our hand-picked curation of locally-available candles that are destined to show off your burning passion.

Depending on your preference, you can opt for sumptuously scented jarred-candles that burn in the background whose scent makes itself known, or a slender tapered candle stick that elevates and illuminates any table set for two.

Two Hearts are Better than None with Diptyque

In a limited duo curated in celebration of Valentine’s Day, these candles burn together in perfect harmony to perfect the romantic ambience of coming together in the name of love. These two iconic candles create a fragrant symphony of flowers, fruits, and leaves.

Put a Bow on it with Via Wax

Said to burn to celebrate or conjure, these more Gothic candles by South African candlemakers Via Wax are deeply romantic none the less. Handmade and tied with a stunning bow, these candles with a witch-like feminine touch is sure to cast a spell on even the most hard-hearted of lovers.

Set the Mood with Rekindle Candle Co

Spark a flame sustainably with Rekindle Candle Co’s terracotta candles that are made to be refilled over and over again. Scented and sustainable, we recommend picking up the ‘Dark as the Night’ candle, which carries a smoky and warm scent akin to wood-burning fire. This dances with notes of patchouli, bergamot, and vanilla as well as spicy clove and cardamom. Making for a warm and sophisticated aroma.

A Scene Set for Two with Okra Candles

Two flames are better than one, especially when it comes to sculptural candles from Okra. As an illuminating declaration of love, bring together old-school romance with contemporary design, pick up this set of 2 candles and pair with a special handwritten note from the lovely people at Okra Candles.