How to set the perfect mood this Valentine's Day

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A montage of romantic gifts, including red roses, a bottle of champagne and two glasses, Natio massage oil, Ecoya scented candle, a purple and green eggplant-shaped bath bomb and an image of a dark-haired woman with oversized hoop earrings and a scanty black bra.
Set the tone for a perfect romantic night in. Photo: LUSH, Boozebud, Myer, ASOS

With Valentine's Day approaching, romance is in the air and, for many, that means planning a romantic night in with your significant other.

Here's our guide on how to have a sensual Valentine's Day, with guaranteed mood-setters:

ECOYA Guava & Lychee Sorbet Madison Candle - $42.95

Nothing sets the mood more than perfect lighting.

Set up your home with romantic candlelight and ECOYA scents of ripe guava nectar, lively Queensland lychee and berries - a warm, voluptuous fragrance.

Natural soy wax is blended with ECOYA's signature fragrances in an elegant glass jar to burn for up to 80 hours.

A white ECOYA Guava & Lychee Sorbet Madison Candle next to its lid and pink and white packaging.
Get swept away in candlelight and delicious aromas. Photo: Myer


Bluebella Emilia bandage cut out bra and thong in black - $54.40

This sultry bra and thong set is on sale for $54.40, a 20% saving in time for Valentine's Day.

British lingerie label BlueBella offers a fashion cross-over style with a provocative twist.

ASOS has a whole edit dedicated to bras and panties to get the good mood rushing and senses tingling for a sensual night in.

A dark-haired woman is shown in black cut out bra and thong.
Slip into something sexy at an affordable price. Photo: ASOS

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV Twin Flute Gift Pack - $74.99

Champagne signifies elegance and celebration.

Why not celebrate a spicy night in with a glass of bubbles?

Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge embodies the character and complexity of Pinot Noir, the house's signature grape.

Produced from a subtle blend of over 110 crus, this iconic cuvee offers harmony, vivacity and intensity.

This limited edition gift pack includes a Mumm Cordon Rouge 750ml and two Mumm flutes perfect for gifting this Valentine's Day.

Two glasses labelled Mumm are filled with champagne and are standing next to a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge NV Twin Flute Gift Pack - $74.99
Pop the champagne for a night to remember. Photo: Boozebud

Palm Beach Collection Sea Salt Tealight Pack - $14.95

Tea lights are perfect for setting a romantic environment.

Decorate the border of your bathtub with the tea lights and fill the tub with rose petals for a sensual bath time setting your partner will admire.

With 10 mini versions of your favourite Palm Beach Collection fragrance, each room in your home will smell as divine as the last.

Perfect for scattering around the home or as a romantic feature for date night.

A box of 10 Palm Beach Collection Sea Salt Tealights with their blue and white package.
Set the mood lighting and create a sensual space with this set of tealight candles. Photo: Myer

LUSH Big Aubergine Bath Bomb - $19.95

Supersize your bath time with this cheeky surprise and, if vaguely sexual references are your thing, this one is for you.

Bringing confidence without cockiness, this bath bomb is the perfect cheeky addition to a romantic bath.

Whether this is a Valentine's day gift for yourself or someone else, keep cool and dry until ready to "get fizz-ical".

A hand holding a purple and green eggplant-shaped bath bomb. It is plunged into water and begins to dissolve. LUSH Big Aubergine Bath Bomb - $19.95
The bigger the bath bomb the better, as this cheeky LUSH gift shows. Photo: LUSH

Natio Relaxation Massage Oil - $24.95

Is there anything better than a romantic massage to relax the muscles and set the tone for a sensual night in?

Massage oil is a wonderful addition to any spicy Valentine's night.

This Natio oil has scents of sesame, lavender, neroli, patchouli and rose.

Simply warm a small amount of oil in the palms and massage using a mix of circular strokes, soft sweeping movements and gentle acupressure - lightly pushing, pressing and tapping the skin, without dragging or pulling.

The calming blend of lavender and rose essential oils relaxes the senses, soothes the body and eases away tension and stress.

Lavender oil promotes restful sleep, making it ideal for night-time pampering.

A brown bottle of Natio Relaxation Massage Oil - $24.95
Set the mood with a romantic massage. Photo: Myer

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