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1lov3comps Wed 28-Oct-20 11:57:40

Hi, DM seems to have got into posh candles so was thinking of a nice set for Christmas and Jo Malone were the only luxury ones I knew of but was a little hmm at €60 odd per candle. I'm happy to spend around €100/£90 but want more than one candle and possibly a hand cream to show for it.
Any other good brands I should look at?

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readingismycardio Wed 28-Oct-20 12:11:45

As far as I know jo malone have a set with 3 candles, travel sized. Would that be better?

LouisLitt Wed 28-Oct-20 12:13:03

People who are into luxury candles know their price and would rather have one posh one than a travel set IMO.

fuckfuckingcovid19 Wed 28-Oct-20 12:17:17

I agree with @LouisLitt I'd much rather 1 good sized nice candle

Madvixen Wed 28-Oct-20 12:21:08

BrandAlley have some lovely candles in their sales at the moment. Including some Bahoma ones down to £20

APurpleSquirrel Wed 28-Oct-20 12:22:26

Neom are lovely

Frequentcarpetflyer Wed 28-Oct-20 12:23:35

What makes these candles better than cheaper ones?

TheSeedsOfADream Wed 28-Oct-20 12:25:51

Diptique are a trillion times better quality than Jo Malone.
Penhaligons are excellent.
Cire Trudon are the ne plus ultra of posh candles and when I'm rich I'll have one grin
Like for like quality wise, Jo Malone is on a par with Neom, White Company etc. They're good, and if you want a particular fragrance of theirs, then obviously you want theirs but there are better ones out there.

lurker101 Wed 28-Oct-20 12:26:06

Claus Porto - lovely Portuguese brand (think they’re doing free shipping over €80 just now) will be pretty unique. Fenwicks and Liberty stock them if you “want a sniff”. I think their quality is much better than other comparables I have tried

1lov3comps Wed 28-Oct-20 12:28:32

Thanks for all the suggestions!

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TheSeedsOfADream Wed 28-Oct-20 12:29:45

This is interesting. JM are the least "polluting"

TheFairyCaravan Wed 28-Oct-20 12:31:34

I bought this one from Sophie Allport for DDIL. It’s beautiful. There’s 15% off everything atm .

TheHauntingOfHebeMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Oct-20 12:32:01

I really like St Eval candles. Also Porthdune which I think you can only buy online but they smell amazing, even when not lit, in that way Jo Malone ones do.

TheSeedsOfADream Wed 28-Oct-20 12:35:24

Ooh that reminds me, there's a Scottish brand we all bought from on the bargains thread last year. Amazing. Skye candles or something.
Liz Earle puts one out every year and it was without a doubt the nicest mid range candle I've ever had. Rosemary and lavender.

ChilliMum Wed 28-Oct-20 12:37:14

I got some of these for birthday, smell lovely and crackle like a fire smile really lovely on these cold dark evenings.

Thehollyandtheirony Wed 28-Oct-20 12:40:07

I like Neom, although this year’s Christmas candles are very tacky looking and off-brand angry
I wouldn’t buy paraffin wax candles like Diptyque.

Defiantly41 Wed 28-Oct-20 12:44:13

Another vote for Neom, especially the Christmas Wish one
Elemis have Christmas candles and are great quality
Dityque are lovely = feu de bois is a log fire scent and there are some Christmas special editions
St Eval also very good

Ginpuddles Wed 28-Oct-20 12:45:56

Another vote for St Eval from me. Their spring flowers fragrance is one of my absolute favourites.

Around the same price, I also recommend to everyone the Bearded Candlemaker. The candles come in tins so not as luxe looking as others, but the fragrances are amazing.

thelegohooverer Wed 28-Oct-20 12:56:09

Jo Malone had a special offer last year in the first week of November, where you get a lucky dip free gift if you spend a certain amount. Last year it was £100, and I got a free candle, so 3 for the price of 2.

Neom has a free candle with a £35 spend on Black Friday.

Obviously there’s no guarantees that these offers will be repeated but it might be worth while hanging on another few weeks if you can.

Judystilldreamsofhorses Wed 28-Oct-20 13:07:39

These are probably not posh enough for your mum, but my favourites are True Grace and St Eval for nice, but everyday candles.

Any Jo Malones I have had have been quite smoky, so I don’t rate them much, but I do like Diptyque.

Martinisarebetterdirty Wed 28-Oct-20 16:55:11

Diptyque have amazing fragrance but I find they smoke. I really like Jo Loves candles too.

Sweetchillijam Wed 28-Oct-20 17:10:41


Dominoz Wed 28-Oct-20 17:13:56

I agree with St Eval. So much cheaper and potentially better.

Also really like essential oil diffusers.

Dominoz Wed 28-Oct-20 17:16:00

St Eval Bay and Rosemary is lovely. Also Tranquility and we currently have Bergamot and Nettle burning.

throwaway100000 Wed 28-Oct-20 17:17:49

Not ultra luxury but I love the white company noir scent

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