Valentine's - a romantic night in...
No matter how hard this wretched lockdown may try to put a damper on things, we should still try to make the effort this Valentine’s - or any night for that matter.
Let the senses lead the way: Cupid'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.
Then it’s all about letting the sparks fly!
Here are our tips to inspire and help you get in touch with all five of your fabulous senses...
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 Allure candles have been created using an opulent blend of essential oils to seduce and entice the senses, as well as our Embrace collection with a soft, flowery fragrance, which includes essential oils 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. If you’re looking for inspiration BBC Good Food have some great plant-based suggestions or check out Jamie Oliver’s tips to get you started.
Touch: We’ll leave that to you… but just remember those erogenous zones.