As a person who’s celebrated six Valentine’s Days with the same awesome guy, it can be challenging to come up with new, unconventional Valentine’s Day date ideas to celebrate the occasion, especially since our anniversary is just a few weeks later. Additionally, Valentine’s Day as an institution walks a fine line between romantic and incredibly corny, and with it falling on a weekend this year, there are that many more hours to fill with playful, romantic, and photogenic activities. These unique Valentine’s Day date ideas should get you through the whole weekend without so much as a minute of feeling boring or basic.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s no denying that candle brands bring out some pretty special scents for Valentine’s Day. From Evermore’s unusual pairing of peppermint and peony to Roja Parfums’s love letter to Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne, they offer a romantic and personal way to scent your surroundings for spring. Consider helpfully sending this link to a loved one before February 14, or use it as a personal shopping list for a much-deserved treat to yourself and congratulate yourself on a sweet-smelling gift that will last much longer than that annual bunch of roses.
Byredo Loose Lips Valentine’s 2016 Candle
Relaunched with pink wax and a pink label for Valentine’s Day, Byredo’s Loose Lips is designed to evoke the scent of lipstick. Feminine and soft, it features notes of rosewater, violet, morello cherry and orris butter.
Byredo Loose Lips Valentine’s 2016 Candle, £50. Available at www.selfridges.com.
East London brand Evermore has created its unusual (but excellent) peony and peppermint candle as part of a collaboration with online gifting company Darley Avenue. Buy the candle on its own at the Evermore site, or head to Darley Avenue to get it as part of a gift box which also includes a bar of Mast Brothers chocolate. The perfect pair?
Evermore Peony and Peppermint Soy Candle, £24. Available at www.evermorelondon.com.
A love letter to his favourite champagne, perfumer Roja Dove’s Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé candle is a hit of ultra-feminine rose. Only the best would do when it came to the scent’s production – Dove used the rare Rose de Mai, picked solely in the month of May when the flower is in bloom.
Roja Parfums Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Candle, £75. Available at Harrods, The Ritz and 51 Burlington Arcade.
Bella Freud’s Loving candle launched last Valentine’s Day, but this year comes as a set of four mini candles perfect for dotting around a room for a “surround scent” effect. A combination of heady tuberose, sandalwood and amber, it’s feminine but undeniably sexy.
Bella Freud Loving Mini Votive Gift Collection, £75. Available at www.bellafreud.com
A collaboration between Miller Harris and Vogue’s fellow Condé Nast title, Love, the Love candle celebrates Valentine’s Day with bold new packaging for Miller Harris’s classic Tangerine Vert scent – a hit of citrus with a musky base.
Miller Harris Love Candle, £40. Available from February 8 at www.millerharris.com.Related posts: