Candles, firelight and fragrance are surely the essential ingredients for creating a romantic mood. Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and at Birch & Brook, we’ve been busy playing Cupid.
It’s hard to know whether we are coming or going at the moment. Christmas feels like only yesterday, yet Easter eggs are already on display in the shops. To add to the confusion, Daffodils and blossom trees are making a surprisingly early bid for the launch of Spring, thanks to the mild weather. Well, here at Birch & Brook, there’s one event we feel should never be overlooked; Valentine’s Day. After all, nothing evokes romance like a beautiful scented candle. And, whether you are in the first flushes of love, re-kindling the flame of a dormant romance, or simply reaffirming your feelings towards your one true and constant love, we’ve teamed each of our candles up with the perfect accompanying gesture to make the experience of scent as romantic as ever.
A joyful scent evoking the exuberance of summer in a sequestered English garden, this candle inspires suggestions of romantic weekends away in the English countryside. And, with Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, that’s as good an excuse as any to whisk your one true love away for a dash of romance somewhere quintessentially English. And remember to flood the rooms of your romantic country cottage hideaway with the fragrance of summer with a few carefully positioned candles. Maybe Cupid can’t make February feel like summer, but at Birch & Brook we think our Secret Garden candle may just do the trick.
Whisk the senses away to carefree, barefoot days with our Festival candle. The festival season may not yet have begun, but Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to relive some special shared memories and experiences. Nothing is as evocative as music and fragrance. So, create the perfect Valentine playlist, transform your favourite romantic song lyrics into a personalised framed print, infuse the room with the powerful scent of Festival, and dance your socks off together.
Romeo and Juliet, Catherine and Heathcliff, Elizabeth and Mr Darcy … there can be nothing as incurably romantic as getting lost in the story of some of the greatest literary lovers of all time. Mark this Valentine’s Day with the gift of a collection of leather bound classics. It’s guaranteed to set hearts a-flutter, especially when accompanied by the contemplative aroma of our beautiful Library candle.
Logs burn on the fireside, cracking and popping. Candles accent the mantelpiece, and two lovers sit just that little bit too close, watching the flames, lost in one another. Sometimes, the simplest gestures can be the most heartfelt, so make this Valentine’s Day stand out by setting the scene for a perfect romantic fireside picnic for two.
Whether it’s a romantic night in, or a decadent dinner out for two, everyone loves the excuse to pamper and preen from time to time. Give the love of your life the excuse to run a bath, indulge in some relaxation, and then rediscover the glitzier end of the wardrobe. Powder puff light, yet elegantly enveloping, our Dressing Room candle will set the scene perfectly, its elegant rose scent reminiscent of the most ancient symbol of love and beauty.
In the modern era, candles are incorporated into our decor, but they also symbolize so much more than that. Light a candle and you’ll create instant romance. Light a Birch & Brook candle, and you’ll be the very embodiment of an incurable romantic. And who can resist an incurable romantic?
See our full range of candles at www.birchandbrook.co.uk/collections/all