First of all, it is just so romantic.
(And I am all about romance.)
And, I think we all look cuter (more cute?) by candlelight.
(Anyway I know I do.)
Walking into a room lit by flickering candlelight, I am immediately overcome with with a sense of warm peacefulness that washes over me, and just begs me to linger. To slow down and just...be. Does that make sense to you?
Candles provide a charming atmosphere, and they cost just pennies. I keep a basket of tea light candles and votives (both scented and unscented)on hand all year long.
Try taking a bubble bath by candle light. So relaxing.
And how about in the guest bath when you have company? It adds a soft glow, and a yummy fragrance.
A simple votive candle between two place settings at the kitchen counter turn an ordinary grab-a-quick-bite into a romantic-supper-for-two and you just might find yourselves chatting right there for an hour and half before you realize you haven't turned on the television. (Partially 'coz you both just look so darned cute by candle light.)
I think that's a whole lotta charm for next to nothing.