Monday, 24 August 2015

Rituals Under A Fig Tree Candle Review

Rituals, Under A Fig Tree, Candle, Review

Rituals, Under A Fig Tree, Candle, Review

If you saw my recent home haul post, you'll have seen that I picked up the Rituals Under A Fig Tree candle a few weeks ago. I also had an extensive whine about how Rituals wasn't readily available in Switzerland. Since then, one of my friends has informed me that they sell Rituals at Zurich Airport and a few days ago I walked right past a Rituals shop in the old town in central Zurich - oops. It's safe to say that things have definitely progressed since I last researched their store locations!

Moving swiftly on from my redundant complaints, I have been putting this candle to the test for a little while now. Lighting a new candle for the first time is quite a commitment, because you really have to let it burn for hours, so as to completely melt the top layer of wax. Otherwise you end up with tunnelling and a massive amount of unused wax around the edges - no thanks. 

I had this candle sitting on top of my desk for a while before lighting it and whenever I walked past, I'd get a lovely waft of the scent. I already (badly) described the scent in my home haul post, so to give you a more accurate description, the Rituals website says that this candle combines the mystical scent of the earthy-sweet Fresh Fig with Copaiba Oil, for its purifying effect on the body and mind.
I'd say it's a very light and fruity scent, which is very pleasant as a home fragrance because it isn't too overpowering.

The candle promises around 50 hours of burning time. I've used it a fair amount now, and it still looks like I've barely made a dent in it. My one gripe with this candle would have to be that the scent doesn't really fill the room when it's lit. It really is a very subtle fragrance, which definitely has its benefits, however unless you're in a smaller room you probably won't really notice the scent. It's not ideal, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make, because this really is an amazing smelling candle!

Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase and I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of this candle as the colder months approach. As soon as September comes around, I like to conduct all of my business from underneath a blanket, surrounded by candles so this will surely make a great addition. And seeing as I now know that Rituals is in fact available in Switzerland, I'm sure this won't be my last Rituals purchase - something I'm thrilled about, my bank account maybe slightly less so.



  1. Replies
    1. This really does smell amazing! I'm loving fig scented candles at the moment too! xo

  2. Great post!
    xoxo Antonella

  3. The candle sounds wonderful. I admit that I'm a bigger fan of the very subtle scents because the ones that really fill the room usually give me a headache after a while.

    1. I know what you mean, I'm not a fan of very overpowering candle scents either, I like to settle for something in between! xo

  4. I love this post! Fig is one of my favourite scents xo


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