Oh hey September, and a big HI FIVE to the beginning of Autumn. YASSSSS!
I couldn’t be more happier if i am honest. Autumn is by far my favourite season, i enjoy being a hermit, i live for 80 denier tights, leaves on the ground and cosy evenings. This is also when my candle addiction starts to gain pace, rapido!
My favourite Autumn/Winter candle has to be Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir. The top notes are fruity, the heart notes are floral and spicy, and the base notes are woody and aromatic. It fills the room with a strong aroma, and i associate this scent, with being all snug as a bug on a dark, cold night.
The internet has been going crazy for the Aldi Luxury Fragranced Candles, which are clearly a copy of the famous Jo Malone Candles, Aldi have also confirmed that they are a dupe of JM.
Featuring exactly the same fragrances as Jo Malone in their range, they include: Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin and Blackberry Bay. These candles are hard to come by.
I only managed to bag one because a friend picked it up for me. These “where” limited addition to begin with, but now Aldi have confirmed they are now a permanent line, due to their popularity.
Housed in a large contemporary glass jar, and weighing 90g more than Jo Malone’s candles, the packaging appears luxurious and classy.
But is it a dupe?
I would say no, no it is not.
There is no overpowering scent when you open the lid, Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir, well you can smell that baby a mile off. The wax and essential oils in the Aldi candles are not the same as Jo Malone. The scent is not as strong, nor does the aroma seem as refined or luxurious. The aroma from the Aldi candle doesn’t engulf the room, like Jo Malone candles do.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is a lovely candle. It’s the best smelling £3.99 candle i have ever tried. I like it.
The scent is really pleasing, it looks great, and it does smell similar to Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir.
It just lacks that certain ” je ne se quoi.”
I would 100% pick more up from the range, if i got the chance. But for me it isn’t a dupe.
Priced at £3.99, I never really expected it to be.
It’s just a great budget friendly candle.
Jo Malone candles cost an eye-watering £44, so realistically it was always going to be the winner. It’s more luxurious, the scent is a lot stronger, and the overall aesthetics are of a higher quality.
Have you tried the Aldi candles, or do you plan to?
If you would like to read a review that features the full range, head on over to Beauty Queen UK.