Review: Petits Rituels ‘By The Fire’ Scented Candle


Petits Rituels ‘By The Fire’ Luxury Aromatherapy Candle – £35.00 (BUY HERE)

What They Say:

Fragrance: A festive blend infused with spicy Cinnamon & Clove, zesty Orange and Lemongrass. Perfect for that cosy evening around the fire.

Therapeutic benefits: Revives a tired mind, uplifts your spirit and creates a feeling of warmth and happiness.

What We Say:

As the cold nights draw in there’s nothing better than cocooning yourself in a cosy blanket, dimming the lights and lighting a beautiful candle. There’s just something about the feeling it gives as we relax our shoulders, exhale a long out-breath and omit an involuntary ‘ahhhh’. You know the one!

If we want to add a little extra flourish to the proceedings, it’s all about the scented candle. A good scented candle. None of those synthetic scented, short burn-time waxers for us, no no no, that’s not how we roll. It doesn’t have to be mega expensive, but quality is always king.

And so, our hunt for festive home fragrance lead us to discover Petits Rituels…

This relatively new range (launched in October this year) is lovingly handcrafted in England using only natural ingredients. There’s no paraffin wax or synthetic scents in sight (yay!) and the candle wicks are made from 100% cotton to ensure clean burning. There’s a gorgeous selection of scents to choose from, but given that we’re now well in to snuggling season, our candle of choice was the By The Fire.

Right off the bat we had a good feeling about this candle; the packaging is beautiful, absolutely beautiful. A white box adored with botanical line drawings, enhanced with hints of colour and an embossed logo – it’s stylish, luxurious and modern. Inside lies the candle, pale and creamy, housed in a white glass tumbler with a weighty base. The candle itself is pure simplicity with only the logo printed on the glass, also in white.

Unlit, the candle provides the room with a subtle fragrance which is a lovely thing. When lit, the natural waxes melt to unleash a heavenly cocktail of cinnamon, clove, orange and lemongrass. Essentially all of the Christmassy scents we love!

The room is filled with a delicious spiciness which brings a sense of warmth and contentment, truly lifting your mood. During the hectic weeks ahead, we’ll be enjoying numerous hot baths with this candle, to help us relax and fill our heads with positive Christmas thoughts. For optimum scent throw, the candle should be burned for around 3 hours at a time, to allow a full melt pool to form. It provides up to 40 hours total burn time, meaning that you get a whole lot of high quality scent for the £35 price tag.

In A Nutshell:

A great Christmas candle is an annual essential and this beauty ticks all the boxes – exquisitely packaged, long-lasting and a great scent throw. It’s the perfect indulgent festive treat for yourself or the ideal luxurious gift for someone special.


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