10 Best Scented Candles To Set Your Valentine’s Day Mood

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Preparing a romantic surprise for your partner requires more than just a reservation at a fancy restaurant and a thoughtful gift. Go the extra mile this year and fill the air (literally)  with romance by lighting some of the best scented candles to set the mood! Whether it’s a simple celebration at home or a fancy anniversary party, there’s always a candle that’s suitable for the occasion. 

1. Best scented candles for a stay home date

  • Yankee Candle Afternoon Escape 

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Who said Valentine’s Day has to be a flamboyant affair? Sometimes, all you need is a slow and relaxed day with the love of your life. Enjoy a pot of tea together and let the fresh green leafy notes of the Yankee Candle Afternoon Escape Large Jar Candle (available on Pupsik SG Official Store) transport both of you to a beautiful enchanted garden! Imagine strolling hand in hand, barefoot on the grass as you take in the outdoor freshness filled with hints of geranium, jasmine, cedarwood and more. Definitely one of the best Yankee candle scents, this mellow earthy fragrance comes with a hint of citrus twist for a fun uplift to your lazy afternoon together.  

Top notes: Lemon, cypress
Mid notes: Geranium, jasmine, lily
Base notes: Cedarwood, amber, woody

  • Yankee Candle Dreamy Summer Nights

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Avoid the crowd and stay in with a  movie night at home with your date. Catch your favourite Asian drama series on Netflix or re-watch a classic rom-com movie with one of the best Yankee candle scents, the Yankee Candle Dreamy Summer Nights Large Jar Candle (available on Pupsik SG Official Store). This warm and relaxing scented candle begins with a soft vanilla scent that turns your night into a cosy affair. It also yields delightful floral notes of heliotrope and vanilla orchid before releasing hints of mild woody fragrance to mark the end of the intimate night. 

We strongly recommend getting a candle warmer, such as the LUMIE Candle Warmer (available on Lumie Official Brand Store), to help enhance the candle’s throw or the scent intensity. With a candle warmer, there is no need to light the candle. Instead, the heat from the candle warmer will melt the wax. Since the candle wax is melted completely, the candle gives off more fragrance than if the candle is burned! 

Top notes: Orange, vanilla sugar
Mid notes: Heliotrope, vanilla orchid
Base notes: Vanilla bean, amber, cedarwood

2. Best scented candles for a memorable first date

  • Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses

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What comes to your mind when you think of first dates? Pink dresses, rose bouquets and a racing heart? The Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses Large Jar Candle (available on Pupsik SG Official Store) is exactly all of that — no wonder it’s one of the best Yankee candle scents for Valentine’s Day! Rather than a heavy rose scent, this candle produces a lovely fresh floral fragrance, signifying a budding romance. It feels flirty yet innocent at the same time and is the perfect candle wick to light on a first date. 

Top notes: Fruity Apple Peel, Green Leaf, Citrus
Mid notes: Red rose, geranium
Base notes: Soft powder, musk

  • Orange Blossom scented candle

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Picking the best scented candle for a first date can be tricky, especially when you don’t really know your date’s preferences well enough. However, you won’t go wrong with the Orange Blossom Scented Candle (available on wow life) which is known to be a crowd-pleaser no matter the occasion. This uplifting scent strikes the perfect balance between fruity and floral, creating a fun ambience that will help both of you let loose and warm-up easily to one another!

Top notes: Green leaves, clementine red orange
Mid notes: Orange blossom, lotus
Base notes: Lilac

3. Best scented candles for wedding anniversary celebrations

  • Yankee Candle Wedding Day

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Whether it’s your first or your golden anniversary, there’s nothing more apt than gifting your partner a jar of Yankee Candle Wedding Day (available on Pupsik SG Official Store) to reminisce your wedding day and all the cherished memories since. Containing a mixture of six elegant floral fragrances, one would expect this scented candle to have an overwhelming scent. However, you’ll soon realise that this candle produces a multi-dimensional floral aroma that’s gentle yet alluring. This makes it the best Yankee candle scents for those who aren’t fans of thick and heavy scents. Light up this powdery floral scent and dust off your wedding album to relive the special moments together!

Top notes: Sheer citrus, aldehydes, greens
Mid notes: Mimosa, ylang, jasmine, rose, tuberose
Base notes: Sweet musk, sandalwood, tonka bean

  • Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot scented candle

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Creating the right ambience during your anniversary celebration can rekindle the spark in your marriage. And you can achieve exactly that with the Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot Scented Candle (available on momolove.sg)! As one of the best scented candles from Bath & Body Works, Black Cherry Merlot boasts a fruity wine scent that’s cheeky, mature and oh-so-sexy. It has an excellent scent throw that will quickly fill up the space with a sensual fragrance consisting of dark cherry, black raspberry and merlot notes. Set the date night ablaze with this scented candle as you and your partner toast to ever-lasting romance!

Top note: Dark cherry
Mid notes: Black raspberry, sumptuous merlot
Base notes: Essential oils

4. Best scented candles for a special birthday celebration

  • RECLASSIFIED Hebe scented candle

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Birthdays are a special time of the year to celebrate progress and growth. Mark this milestone on your partner’s big day through the unique scent of the RECLASSIFIED Hebe Scented Candle (available on Aerra). This amazing scented candle is inspired by Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and the goddess of youth. With fragrance notes such as grapefruit, pink rose and vanilla, this exotic scent is bittersweet and perfect for the blossoming beauty before you! 

Additionally, this soy candle will earn you extra brownie points from your partner if she is environmentally conscious. It is biodegradable, emission free, soot free and more sustainable for the environment.

Top notes: Grapefruit
Mid notes: Pink rose
Base notes: Vanilla

  • Diptyque Mimosa scented candle

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There’s more reason to splurge on one of the best scented candles in the world when you’re celebrating your partner’s birthday and Valentine’s Day around the same time! Diptyque scented candles may seem a little heavy on the pocket but these luxury candles are definitely worth your investment. The French brand is known for using natural scents instead of synthetic fragrances so you never have to worry about introducing unwanted chemicals into your home. Plus, these Parisian candles have an excellent burn time of up to 60 hours, which is quite a steal considering most three wick candles burn for only 25 to 40 hours. 

Treat your queen to the luxurious scent of the Diptyque Mimosa Scented Candle (available on mrbadger)! Inspired by the glorious full bloom mimosas seen during February in the French Riviera’s hilltops, the fresh floral fragrance will instantly brighten up her day and add a spring to her step. You may also spot a faint whiff of sea salt, fresh hay and warm honey in this pleasant fragrance. 

Fragrance note: Mimosa

5. Best scented candles for a romantic candle light dinner

  • Lumie Candle Romentic Beach 

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While an expensive dinner at a romantic restaurant may seem like the only way to go for Valentine’s Day, there are actually several other alternative date ideas to celebrate your lady love. Skip the queue and prepare your own candle light dinner at home with the Lumie Candle Romentic Beach (available on Lumie Official Brand Store) burning in the background. Featuring a harmony of refreshing citrus, sweet flower and vanilla scents, this candle will turn your home into a holiday beach resort in no time. Worried that the scent may affect your date’s palate for the dinner? Fret not, Romantic Beach’s fresh scent isn’t cloying. In fact, the tangy citrus fragrance can help to stimulate appetite — so be sure to prepare a larger spread such as a 3-course meal

Top note: Citrus
Mid note: Sweet flower
Base note: Vanilla

  • Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast scented candle

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Champagne is a must at every candle light dinner. But what about champagne-inspired scented candles? The Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast Scented Candle (available on love.hair.spa) will make you want to raise your glasses on this very special day! With a fruity scent of berries and tangerine and a sugary fragrance of bubbly champagne, this is the best scented candle to compliment your candle light dinner at home. Moreover, the three wick candle has a strong enough scent throw and your apartment will be filled in no time with its festive fragrance. Trust us, this is the candle to light up for husbands or boyfriends who are non-believers in scented candles. 

Top note: Bubbly champagne
Mid notes: Sparkling berries, juicy tangerine
Base notes: Essential oils

Create beautiful memories with the best scented candles on Valentine’s Day

From the best Yankee candle scents to luxury candle fragrances, we hope this list has helped you in your search for a scent that commemorates your beautiful relationship! Check out our Valentine’s Day sale and impress your date with the right gift. Go for one of these Valentine’s Day jewellery ideas that your girlfriend or wife will appreciate or pick an affordable gift for the boyfriend if you’re on a tighter budget — after all, it’s the thought that counts!

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