Romantic night in...

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Let the senses lead the wayCupid's arrow is poised, so sweep them off their feet with our sensual guide to a romantic night in.

Anticipation: Plan ahead, your romantic night starts well before the sun goes down. Start the day with a little surprise, something you know they will love; it doesn’t have to be a big elaborate gesture, just enough to make them smile and leave them thinking all day about the evening to come.

The rest is simply getting in touch with - and engaging - the five senses. Here is our simple guide to get you started.

Sight: Let the allure of candlelight set the scene, you can never have too many candles to softly illuminate your surroundings, creating a warm and welcoming ambience for the perfect night ahead.

Smell: The aromatherapeutic properties of essential oils are well known; at flo we create blends that evoke the senses. Research has shown that essential oils, including those in candles (beware of artificially scented chemical-based candles) can help get you in the mood. Our Embrace collection with a soft, flowery fragrance includes essential oils which are regarded by many as an aphrodisiac.

Hearing:  "If music be the food of love, play on."--Shakespeare, "12th Night."  The powerful effect that music has on our emotions is well known and has been scientifically proven to fuel romance. With that in mind we have handpicked a selection of the best romantic music around for you to immerse yourselves in.

Taste: There are 19 foods proven to ignite romance, including chilli peppers, avocado, chocolate (obviously!), bananas, honey, coffee, watermelon, strawberries, figs, cherries and whipped cream. Let your imagination run wild, be that a carpet picnic in front of the fire or a home cooked dinner for two. Jamie Oliver has some great recipes to get you started.

Touch: We’ll leave that to you… but just remember those erogenous zones.

Happy Valentine’s



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