Friday, 18 August 2017

Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?

I am a candle obsessive and for this I make no apology, I find them relaxing, I like to have one burning in whichever room I am sitting in.  When my timeline exploded with excitement over the Jo Malone candle dupes from Aldi, I naturally had to see what all the fuss was about.  
Admittedly there has been chatter that these candles cannot be dupes because the wax used is not the same, the essential oils are not the same and obviously the design and packaging is not remotely similar, that said I gave them a try.

So the candles are priced at £3.99 and oddly I found them amongst the cleaning products rather than with all the special offers around the store, but I did manage to get all three that they had in store. The candles are packaged in large glass containers and have a double wick which is quite impressive and they have a 48 hour burn time.

So candle No.1 is Lime, Basil & Mandarin.  
Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?
Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?
With this candle you can smell both the Lime and the Mandarin before it is lit and then as the candle burns the basil comes to life and I was quite surprised as to how lovely scented this candle was. 

Candle No.2 is Blackberry Bay and this candle is much stronger smelling than No.1.  
Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?
Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?
The Blackberry scent is not as strong and fruity as I had expected it to be, you have to get up quite close and personal to catch the actual scent, but I have bought candles far more expensive which have less of a scent.  For me, I think it is the weakest of three candles.

My favourite of all the candles is No.3 which is Pomegranate Noir. 
Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?
Aldi Candles - A Jo Malone Dupe?
This one for me has the strongest scent and the one which has the ability to ensure the fragrance spreads throughout the house and to me, it actually does smell as the name suggests.

Having mentioned the candles are from Aldi, cost £3.99 and most people are on the fence about their worthiness as a dupe, these two wick candles have surprised me for a few reasons.  Firstly they burn well and secondly there is no black residue or smoke once the candle is alight and I was actually expecting there to be some if not a lot of black smoke.

As always with a glass jar candle you need to be careful about touching it, despite the thickness of the glass, these jars do get very hot, so you will need a mat underneath each one, or use the lid like I do and they need to be cool before touching. At £3.99 I think these are well and truly worth trying, they are not a match for a Jo Malone Candle when it comes to luxury, an amazing scent and that incredible packaging though.






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23 comments:

  1. I think ignore them as a dupe and enjoy them as a lovely summer candle

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  2. Oooo these do look nice I must pick one up as we have an Aldi opening soon near us! x

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  3. I bought No 1 ages ago but still haven't tried it yet. Think I might pick up the other two as well.

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  4. if we forget about the Jo Malone comparisons, these are great, budget-friendly candles! X

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  5. An Aldi store just opened not too far from me, I'll have to check these candles out for myself.

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  6. I've never bought a Jo Malone candle, so I couldn't compare, but I would definitely want to try these, they look fab!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  7. I haven't ever had a Jo Malone candle, Simon had an accident a few years ago involving fire and he hates candles so I rarely burn them or burn them when he's out so I wouldn't ever pay JM prices but these sound lovely for an affordable candle xxxx

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  8. I still haven't been able to find these candles x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  9. I'm gutted I don't have an aldi near by as these sound like a total steal x

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  10. Ooh I am tempted by the lime basil xx

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  11. I'm raging Belfast doesn't have an Aldi at all, I need these candles xx

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  12. I have lime basil and mandarin and pomegranate noir! Both smell amazing!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  13. They sound wonderful! The lim basil and mandarin one sounds right up my street. I adore th I packaging, it looks so similar to the jo malone ones for sure x

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  14. These candles look lovely my wife is mad on candles

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  15. These look so nice for just £3.99! x

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  16. I need to buy them for my Mum...she is also obsessed with candles

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  17. I have searched high and low but non of my locals Aldis have them in xx

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  18. Really want to try these - not managed to get my hands on them yet. So glad to hear they're not dirty burners!

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  19. I need to try these, they never have any in my local Aldi!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

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