Sunday, 26 October 2014

REVIEW: Urban Rituelle Festive Candles...

Santa made an early delivery last week ♥ - this beautiful glossy white box arrived courtesy of the lovely Lauren from Urban Rituelle, and boy did it get me in the mood for Christmas...

Nestled inside were two delights from their Limited Edition Festive Favourites Collection - travel sized scented soy candles in the delectable fragrances of Warm Cinnamon & Cranberry, and Fresh Fig & Sugar Plum. Just reading the names had me salivating, and busting to open the pretty packaging to see if they lived up to my sensory expectations, and hopefully breathe in some Christmas cheer...

Well I sure wasn't disappointed! The presentation is stunning - classy and elegant, and I can just tell the candles have been poured with love The first one I opened was the Cinnamon & Cranberry - such a delicate fragrance, the perfect balance of fruit and spice. I spent a while taking photos, and the clock hands did a few more circuits before I could bring myself to light up this little gem. It's neither sweet nor sour, but somewhere in the middle, and if I had to describe it in one word, I'd say "calming", which makes it the perfect antidote for the merry mayhem of the silly season. Interestingly, the cinnamon becomes a lot more obvious when you extinguish the flame...

So then I opened the Fresh Fig & Sugar Plum, and that's when I fell - in love that is ha ha! This treasure is sweeter and fruitier, and I reckon I'll be ordering several of the 400 gm size so that I can savour her delights well into the new year. I find the FF&SP fragrance more sensually stirring, and my one word description would be  "appetising". This little darling actually makes my mouth water, and has me yearning to tuck into some mince pies and plum pudding. Of the two, this one has my heart - the scent becomes even more intensely fruity after blowing it out, and while I usually put the lid on my candles when they've been put to bed, I leave this one off till morning so I can enjoy the extra little boost...

In summary, both of these candles are a delight, and perfect partners. I experimented with burning them at the same time, and neither one dominates - in fact they enhance each other, and turn my office into a gourmand haven. I can't think of anything more wonderful than finding more of these under my tree on December 25th - I know some family members and friends who would feel the same, so that's a chunk of my shopping taken care of :-) Actually I placed an order during their recent sale (haul pics here), so my pressie stockpile is already well under way - looks like it will be an Urban Rituelle Christmas this year :-)

In case you're wondering, the small candles (45 gm - $17.95) burn for around 15 hours, and the full size ones (400 gm - $39.95) will last up to 80 - that's a measly 50 cents per hour to surround yourself in some sweetheart seasonal scents that will bring a smile to your face, and lift your spirits...

Thank you so very much Urban Rituelle for sending these to me for review, and the opportunity to immerse myself in some festive delights ahead of the big day - I'm completely entranced 

Well ladies, have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Urban Rituelle products contain no artificial colours, fragrances, sulphates or parabens, and are 100% cruelty free 


  1. I love Urban Rituelle, and the Fresh Fig & Sugar Plum candle in particular has my interest!

    Great review and lovely photos, hun.

    1. Aww thanks my darling Coco - I'm actually burning the Cinnamon & Cranberry tonight, they're both delightful, but I want the figgy one to last until I order the giant size ♥

  2. What a beautifully written post, hun. I could totally smell these gorgeous sounding candles with your wonderful description xx

    1. Sweetie, thank you so much - I really wanted to do these candles justice and I'm so happy to read that I might have succeeded. Everything about them is special ♥

  3. havent heard of urban rituelle before but will give them a look at now! they sound absolutely amazinggg and the packaging is so pretty

    ♥ M&L twoplicates l Tangleze Giveaway!

    1. Lovely to see you here twoplicates! I've just ordered the BIG size Fig and Sugar Plum one - couldn't help myself, it's such a beauty ♥