What’s so special about Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle?! Review

roja the essence of christmas candle review

What’s so special about Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle?!

Hello friends!! Today I want to have a quick chat about one of my favourite ever festive releases; the Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ candle. This limited edition candle is released every year and it’s truly one of my favourites. I absolutely adore it! It’s a dreamy mix of pine, woods and gourmand notes. It’s sweet, cosy, festive and delightful. I absolutely adore this candle, it’s potent, fabulous and it’s one I indulge in every single year… so today I want to share a Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle Review! Let’s go! 


Heliotrope, Cinnamon, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Pine, Fir Needles, Fir Balsam, Guaiacwood, Toffee Accord, Gingerbread, Fenugreek, Cocoa, Tonka Bean, Frankincense, Birch, Leather

Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle Inspiration

“Capturing the quintessential scent of the Holidays, The Essence of Christmas transforms the home into a fragrant festive grotto. Cinnamon blends with Gingerbread and Toffee to evoke the scent of freshly-baked yule-tide treats filling the home, as notes of warm Cocoa and Tonka Bean lend a chocolatey indulgence amongst them. Smoky Vetiver, Leather and Birch Tar blend with numerous Wood notes to bring the scent of a crackling log fire to life, as notes of Pine and Fir stage a grand Christmas tree beside it, releasing its aroma into the air as it is warmed by the heat of the fire. A prominent note of Frankincense brings the ambience of a Cathedral during Midnight Mass to the whole, resulting in a fragrance that is the complete Christmas experience.”

What’s so special about Roja Parfums 'Essence of Christmas' Candle?!

The ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle According To Roja Dove

“Christmas is the magical scent of majestic pine filling your home. It’s the excitement of festive treats – of ginger bread and cinnamon in abundance. It’s the crisp, fresh smell of winter air that, for a fleeting moment, clings to guests as you welcome them in from the cold. It’s the comforting warmth of a cosy log fire that makes us feel safe as it brings out the eternal child in us all.”


Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle Review

Before we get started, I just want to mention, ALL Roja Candles are wonderful! They are handmade in London, beautifully packaged, stunning scents and highly concentrated. So please don’t think that if you are reading this post after christmas that this is the best or only candle from Roja Parfums, it’s not, they have a wonderful collection of candles all year round and this just happens to be my personal festive favourite. 

What’s so special about Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle?! I think for me, it’s all about the richness and complexity of the candle. It’s at once cosy and warm, whilst being decadent and indulgent. It’s earth yet sweet and scent wise, really packs a punch. It’s the kind of candle you can smell when it’s not even lit and the lid is off it. The fir and balsam notes are warm, green and earthy, there’s a touch of smoke and spice in it. There’s some incredible luxe gourmand notes and it’s just a slice of festive heaven. If you think pine is ‘basic’  or gourmand is ‘sickly’, then trust me, it’s not with ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle, it’s splendid and magical. 

It’s forever impossible to describe candles, but if you imagine lighting four luxury scented candles, all in one go, you might get close to the magic of Roja Parfums ‘Essence Of Christmas’ candle. If you imagine each one of the four candles being a difference scent; a woodsy pine, a boozy gourmand, a spicy leathery smoky candle and a heady floral and vetiver candle. Then you would get close to this candle, not only would you get the richness and complexity of it, but you would also get a feel of the potency of it too. It’s truly magical and festive! A forever favourite of mine! 

Go Shopping!! 

Thank you for reading my What’s so special about Roja Parfums ‘Essence of Christmas’ Candle?! Review. I hope it’s of help and interest to you! You can buy this candle from Roja or from Harrods, but please remember it’s limited edition and only available whilst stocks last during the festive period. This post contains gifted items and affiliate links. Ps. you might want to read this post about the Roja Parfums Best Sellers too! 

roja the essence of christmas candle review