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13 November 2023 | 0 min read

How candles create the perfect romantic evening

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In a world more defined by the relentless pace of modern living, there’s a timeless allure to simplicity and tradition.

A flickering flame, the dim glow of candlelight, a subtle dance of shadows on the wall… The soft fragrance of a scented candle – these elements all have the power to rekindle another type of flame. The flames of passion and intimacy.

For Charles Farris, the art of candle-making transcends more than the light it produces. It’s a symphony of senses, a touch of elegance, and an invitation to indulge in romance. Sit back and explore the nuances of candlelight and the romance it welcomes.

The art of candle selection

Through their various forms and figures, candles are unique in their ability to set the tone for a romantic evening. Their mere aesthetics are crucial in creating an atmosphere that resonates with the feelings you want to evoke.

Colour palette

Soft pastel colours like ivory and blush exude elegance and tenderness, while deep, rich tones, like burgundy or dark blue, can evoke passion and depth. Stay true to the feelings you want to convey.

Candle arrangement

Try out different arrangements of your candles to see which complements your space best. Clusters of candles create drama, whilst more neatly placed candles create balance and order. Don’t be afraid to be creative in your candle arrangements.

A fragrant path to romance

Use scented candles to trigger powerful emotions between you and your partner.

Floral notes

Rose, lavender, and jasmine are classic choices for romance, bringing a sense of freshness and natural beauty to the room.

Warm and spicy notes

Amber, cloves, and ginger fill the room with cosiness and an invitation to intimacy.

Candlelit dinners: A culinary delight

There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal with your loved one. It’s a moment where flavours are savoured and the senses are heightened. Let’s see how the candlelit dinner makes for the perfect night in.

Once you’ve set the stage with a menu that satisfies you both – plus a fine wine to match – it’s time to set the air alight with the sophisticated glow of a dinner candle.

With the table set, the food prepared, and the candlelight is dancing, the true essence of a romantic evening can begin. An exquisite blend of flavours and emotions transforms your dining room into a sanctuary of love and connection. If you’re looking for a scented candle, choose something subtle as you don’t want the aromas mingling and overwhelming the smell of your freshly-cooked dinner.

Embracing the gift of romance through candlelight

As our journey concludes, we’re reminded of the profound impact that a simple candle can have on our relationships with others, and how we spend our time with them.

In a world that makes it easy to forget about the small moments of pause, candlelight serves as a guide, bringing us back into the moment as a perfect backdrop. The soft glow of a candle can help us appreciate the present and savour the intimacy we share with the people that hold a special place in our hearts.

In embracing the ageless gift of romance, we light up the path to our hearts and that of our most beloved.

Charles Farris

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Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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