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Giving The Gift Of Scent To Your Loved One

This Valentine’s Day, put some thought into your gift! This year you can make a lasting impression by gifting one of the most overlooked senses and surrounding the one you love with delightful scents that carry memories.

“By far and away the most important fragrance is the fragrance of a house as it is the ambience of the owner.” – Diana Vreeland

Here are a few ideas to make the art of gifting scent a lot more thoughtful:

Personalised scented candles

If your partner is a fan of well-scented spaces, you can personalise a candle that smells just like you, or create a signature scent that expresses how you perceive them; sensual and sweet or spicy and bubbly, you can say it with personalised scented candles or poems on a selection of signature scents they’ll like.

Scent baskets

Conventional gift baskets are so dated; Scent baskets have a curated collection of various scented items from candles, incense sticks, perfume, room sprays, burner set and luxurious body oils. This basket will feel like sending your loved one on a well-fragrance escape.

Novelty candles

If your lover gets a kick from collecting whiskey or you have a bottle of the wine from your first date, this one is for you. Repurpose a favourite bottle and make it scenti-mental! Have your wine or whiskey bottle up-cycled into a scented candle; combine with the personalised scent options and you’ll be the unsung hero of valentine!

Whatever you do this valentine day make it the most unconventional one yet; to help you get started we are giving away two personalised scented candles, all you have to do is tell us the most memorable moment shared with your significant other, alongside a picture. Tag us @guardianlifestyle, @clairemarcus_ #CMlovestory and we’ll pick the sweetest story and gift your valentine.

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