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5 Aphrodisiac Scents for a Romantic Evening

Doubtless, with the strain of our current economy, you're looking to keep things more low-key when you plan a romantic rendezvous, but at the same time, still special for your sweetie.

There's no easier way to revel in all that is great with your love affair than with a romantic evening at home. Think about it: it's completely private, you can arrange the evening to fit your pace, and connect on a whole new level with your lover.

It could be that you plan an all out 5-course dinner once a month and shut out the world to spend some one-on-one time, or all you may need is the right music, the right light and a nibble or two once a week.

Either way, one thing that's sure to enhance your celebration of love, no matter when you plan it, are aphrodisiacs. You know, those aromas, tastes and behaviors that encourage some good ol' fashion lovin'?

We've shared our top 10 aphrodisiac foods with you as well as some helpful tips on how to plan the evening, now, check out these facts on known aphrodisiac scents and make sure they make it into your plans.

We guarantee they'll entice, excite and extend your romantic evening at home!

The 5 Aphrodisiac Scents

When looking to set the mood this Valentine's Day with candles, don't just worry about the right lighting. Make sure you pick up some aromatic candles that smell like one of the five aphrodisiac scents:

Jasmine and lavender will work well since they're aphrodisiacs for both men and women, but also common aromas found in candles as well as perfumes or colognes.

Basil and vanilla are two scents you may already have in your kitchen. If you've already picked out candles for the evening, make sure these scents make it into your food and drinks.

Sandalwood is definitely more of a turn on for the men, but women appreciate the scent to - even if they don't recognize it. It's an extremely unique scent we love in oils particularly...

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Jennifer Geddes
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