It’s the first time I’ve ever been sent a product to celebrate Diwali. One of my Facebook friends sent a message last week that really resonated with me. She said “Whatever the reasons are for Diwali and whichever religion it originates from and whoever celebrates it, I’m all for celebrating an occasion that represents lighting up the world and symbolises lighting up our lives. Happy Diwali to all, may god always shine a light at the end of any darkness you face.”
I just thought it such a beautiful sentiment and that we all have reasons to celebrate with symbolic light. It’s easy to get carried away with the whole fragrance element of candles, when really, for centuries and centuries, these lights have been symbols of hope, festivities and remembrance. The Rituals Sacred Fire candle has reminded me of all the other things that candles do, other than smelling nice, so thank you, Rituals for that little prod out of beauty world and into the bigger picture.
Product wise, the candle is a whopper at 1000g – and a bit of a snip at £39.50 HERE. The fragrance is white patchouli and cedar wood – you do get a big smack of patchouli but it’s tempered by the wood. One for long, happy evenings by the fireside, I think.
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I love the look of this range – I think it helps that all the bloggers received it paired with those gorgeous lights! It’s a good point you make about candles – having those little flickers of light on a dark and cold evening really lifts my mood, and they are like little beams of hope! Sadly I’m not sure I’d be keen on the scent of this one – Patchouli’s not my faveourite!
Gem x | flutter and sparkle