A few days ago I posted about Rituals Diwali Winter Collection (read the post here - link) and briefly summarised that the collection is inspired by the Hindu festival of light. From what I have managed to gather Diwali is celebrated worldwide and is a 5 day festival which marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. I told you it was beautiful. Apparently the occasion can be marked by lighting a diya (special candle) inside and outside of the home but I am sure there is so much more to Diwali than that. Well within the six piece collection one of my favourite Rituals products EVER makes a return - Rituals Sacred Fire Candle.

"The earthy and musky tones of Patchouli will permeate your senses with feelings of excitement and positivity. Cedar has a soothing aroma that has been used since ancient times and is an age old symbol of immortality."

The Sacred Fire candle is of course limited edition but it does seem to re-appear each festive season
and has been blended especially for the winter months with notes inspired by nature. For the festive period most brands tend to go down the tried and tested route of either spice or berry notes and sometimes both. Cool if you like that sort of thing annoying when you aren't at all a fan of spicey notes which I am guilty off. Like most I want something warm and dare I say it Christmas-sy for the winter but a little different? Rituals Sacred Fire candle (and fragrance in general as you can purchase the reed diffuser) is the perfect winter warmer as it is indulgent but not spicy in the slightest,
the Patchouli note adds depth, while the cedar fragrance encapsulates the spirit of Christmas (think real Christmas trees and a walk in the crisp winter air) with all the joy and magic of the festive period bundle into one stunning glass container. This year Rituals have also launched a 3 wick table version of this candle as well as the regular tumbler!

Rituals Sacred Fire Candles for 2014 prices range from £19.50 - £39.50 - link.

This post contains a press sample.