Candle lovers, Aldi has bought back its bargain hurricane candles just in time for Mother's day (or to treat yourself).
The 2.5kg hurricane candle is available in two Jo Malone scented candle dupes Pomegranate and Lime and Basil. However, rather than the Jo Malone hurricane candle which is priced at an eye-watering £350, you can snap the Aldi versions up for just £24.99.
When it comes to cost per use these Aldi candles are one of the best home fragrances for affordability. They have a burn time of up to 270 hours, compared to Jo Malone’s 220. We'll let you do the maths on that one.
- Available online and instore: Pomegranate Hurricane Candle, £24.99
The four-wick candles are housed in an elegant glass jar. But it's not just their looks that have helped them wrack up over 400 five-star reviews, with customers raving about the lovely scent and value for money.
'I have one of the pomegranate hurricane candles, it smells lovely and burns forever. It's been going for almost a year now and is a great statement piece styled next to a fireplace,' says Rebecca Knight, Ideal Home Deputy Digital Editor.
'My only issue with the Aldi hurricane candle is that the burn isn't as even as a Jo Malone one. However, for £24.99 that's an easy sacrifice to make.'
The Pomegranate scent is our personal favourite scent in the Aldi candles. It is very similar to Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir, but with a sweeter and fruiter scent. The Lime and Basil hurricane candle is much fresher and citrusy.
Both are currently available to purchase online and will be available in-store. However, if you aren't ready to commit to the hurricane size, you can also pick up the original candles for less than £4 each.
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 launched last year. The sweet scent of Sweet Almond & Macaroon was also launched in the Hurricane size last Christmas, so we're expecting it to make a comeback this year too.
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. But the Hotel Collection candles have won many fans over the years.
Priced at £3.49, 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, these deliciously scented three-wick wonders are just £9.99!
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 are back in store, permanently.'
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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