If you love autumn, cosy nights in and are an Aldi fan, then keep on reading.
In my opinion, there is nothing that completes the perfect scene, than a scented candle as the nights start drawing in. Whether it’s with the lights dimmed or a table centrepiece, a burning candle just adds that finishing touch. Every time I’m in a shop it’s such a temptation just to buy another candle to add to the collection.
I’m pretty sure it’s everyone’s dream to own a Jo Malone candle, but to get one, you essentially need to take out a loan from the bank! The good news is there are now purse-friendly alternatives that don’t break the bank. Take a trip down to your local Aldi and purchase one of their £3.99 candles people were queuing up for days to get their hands on.
The candles come in three luxury scents, perfect to enhance the smells in your house. Lime, Basil and Mandarin (No 1), Blackberry and Bay (No 2) and Pomegranate Noir (No 3) are your scent choices, which incidentally are the three scents in the Jo Malone range.
I’m currently burning the No 2 Blackberry and Bay candle in my lounge. The jar itself is a feature point. It’s got a contemporary glass look to it and has a stylish label, perfect to create a minimalistic look. It also comes with a metal lid, which can be used as a heat mat for the candle. For the price, it’s a really large candle and has a double wick, providing up to 48 hours of burning time (I’m yet to actually burn it for that long).
When I am choosing a scented candle in the shop, I always have to have a sniff of it, just to make sure that its a smell I like. The scent of the No 2 is really lovely and fruity, but not too over powering in any way. It’s a wise addition to any room in your house.
Overall, for the price, I don’t think it can be knocked. After all, you pay for what you get. I would happily give this as a Christmas gift, although I think it would benefit from being sold in a contemporary box too, which would prevent any damage and make it seem more of a gift. Also, wrapping something this shape is a nightmare!
If you do get your hands on one, maybe get a couple, as these are really good value (essentially a bargain!) and definitely a candle worth having in a cupboard for those cosy evenings. There’s also reed diffusers in the same range, so I’ll have to give these a try.
Have you tried the Aldi luxury candle yet? What’s your favourite candle? x.