A box of chocolate is nice, but these scents are so much better. While a vibrant bouquet of flowers or decadent box of chocolates can make timeless Valentine's Day gifts year after year, the most romantic among us know that pulling off a successful holiday celebration is really determined by how well the mood is set.

In addition to dimming the lights and turning up a well-curated playlist at home, the very best Valentine's Day candles make it simple to channel electric, lovey dove-y energy faster than the time it takes to light an actual wick.