Calling all Aldi candle fans, the extra-large Hurricane Candles are back! The beautifully scented Jo Malone dupes have officially hit stores — just in time for our Christmas lists.
As we continue to invite people into our homes, the best candles are a must for setting the tone.
Aldi Hurricane Candles 2021
And Aldi’s hurricane candles are a dream for those of us obsessed with the smell of our own homes. They keep things smelling great and offer aroma and ambience without a hefty price tag.
Some of the Hurricane Candles are currently marked as sold out online, so keep an eye out in-store and you might strike lucky. It’s no surprise these giant candles get snapped up quickly as they are over £300 cheaper than high-end alternatives such as Jo Malone, and they actually burn for longer, too.
The Velvety Rose Hurrican Candle, £24.99, is coming soon.
These Aldi candles have a burn time of up to 270 hours, compared to Jo Malone’s 220. Making great Christmas gift ideas, or just a treat for yourself ready for cosy evenings in, they’re priced at just £24.99. These oversized fan-favourites are back for 2021 in a range of lovely scents.
There’s the classic Lime, Basil & Mandarin Hurricane Candle, £24.99 online, that we all know and love, plus Pomegranate, Sweet Almond and Macaroon and seasonal scent Velvety Rose.
If you don’t want something quite so big, you can shop the 700g Honey, Plum and Tonka Bean Hurricane Candle, £8.99 online now. Also on the smaller side is Aldi’s Hotel Collection Candle Gift Set (£8.99, 3x250g) with three candles.
It’s made up of three gorgeous scents: Bitter Orange, Pine & Eucalyptus and Sweet Almond. These have a burn time of up to 40 hours and are also available in stores and online now.
The Jo Malone inspired Aldi candles and diffusers have proven so hugely successful, they’re now staples on the Specialbuys shelves. The range is ever-expanding to suit all tastes, with the more recent Peony and Velvety Rose scents.
The sweet scent of Sweet Almond & Macaroon smells absolutely delicious! If you spot this popular scent in store, stock up while you get the chance.
The original Aldi candles
When you think of scented candles, it’s fair to say that budget German supermarkets aren’t where you might expect to find them. However back in March 2017, the Aldi versions of three of Jo Malone’s most popular fragrances were such high in demand, they sold out.
At just £3.99 for 290g, a price that has not risen in the years since launch btw, it’s no wonder the Aldi candles fly off the shelves. When you compare the Lime, Basil & Mandarin, Pomegranate Noir and Freesia Pear candles to high-end brands the savings are huge.
The Luxury three-wick candle is the ideal centrepiece for the dining table. This 700g candle is bench-marked against Jo Malone’s Deluxe candles which sell for £120, this deliciously scented three-wick wonder is just £9.99!
With their glass jars and metal lids, not to mention the near-identical names, the candles don’t have much to distinguish them visually from the £44 Jo Malone candles. Not surprisingly, during the sell-out in March, people were putting the Aldi candles on eBay at highly inflated prices!
With regards to the candles, John Davis at European Flavours & Fragrances, Aldi’s fragrance house, explains, ‘Not only do Aldi’s premium candles equal the quality, strength and performance of high-end alternatives, but they are also significantly larger than their premium counterparts.’ This means the fragrance is likely to be stronger, too, making them one of the best ways to fragrance your home.
‘Our customers loved the luxury candles when we first launched them,’ says Tony Baines, joint managing director of corporate buying at Aldi ‘We listened to customer feedback and the candles back in store, permanently.’