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Scented candles as good as Jo Malone but less expensive?

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pinkbraces Tue 08-Nov-11 22:19:37

I love the smell of Jo Malone candles, especially the pomegranate one but they are too expensive to be anything more than a luxury. Ive tried lots of others but they either dont have any scent or the scent doesnt last.

Does anyone know of a good alternative.

HugosGoatee Wed 09-Nov-11 19:27:44

Morrisons - I have a big orange coloured one which is maybe orange and spices or something, not sure hmm and a pink one in a jar which is fresh and flowery. They're both lovely, and iirc the big pillar one was only £3-£4 and lasts ages.

I have 2 Glade ones on the go - they're half price in Tesco atm - and the vanilla one doesn't smell of anything but the pink one is lovely and strong.

levantine Wed 09-Nov-11 20:25:05

Laurie, I tried making your candles, but they were never that strong - if you put essential oils in, how much do you use?

moaninlisa Wed 09-Nov-11 20:26:18

Arran aromatics

warmandwooly Wed 09-Nov-11 20:55:29

TK Maxx will probably have a mixed selection of candles. Try there!

TeamDamon Wed 09-Nov-11 21:02:53

The Little Soap and Candle Company aren't that cheap but are gorgeous. I have the lavender one - it scents the room even when not burning.

JennyPiccolo Wed 09-Nov-11 21:31:50

i was going to say arran aromatics as well. i was in the other day and the girl was making up a gift box for katy perry!

Granard Thu 10-Nov-11 12:10:19

Max Benjamin candles are FAR better than Jo Malone and much less expensive. It's an Irish company, link above.

FiFiMax Thu 10-Nov-11 12:11:09

Neom are very good

Granard Thu 10-Nov-11 12:13:30

Sorry, meant to say that they retail at 18 euro in shops in Ireland. Seem to be more expensive online. Don't know the UK retail price. But worth having a look.

Moodykat Thu 10-Nov-11 12:15:58

I like the look of those Candlewick Greens ones but how does one order them?!

levantine Thu 10-Nov-11 13:33:47

M&S ones are pretty good too - they're about a fiver

pinkbraces Fri 11-Nov-11 00:22:17

Thanks everyone, I am going to work my way through the list smile.

Tiredprobably Fri 11-Nov-11 02:41:01

Tk max have loads of candles really nice ones for £6/7.

brighthair Fri 11-Nov-11 07:02:53

Moodykat - if you click on orders and enquiries there's an email and you can email her and pay by paypal. Order form not set up yet wink

Michelefl Wed 22-Aug-12 16:38:27

The St Eval Candle Company have amazing scented candles, and they last forever... (plus they're made in Cornwall smile

NotYouNaanBread Wed 22-Aug-12 16:46:47

True Grace. I used to stock them, so I'm pretty familiar with the range - Library and Sacristy are far and away the best two, but they have bazillions.

PerryCombover Wed 22-Aug-12 16:53:48


I like diptique and this only

Apparently the smell of Madonna's house ( by house I mean house etc) and It's lovely, lovely, lovely

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 22-Aug-12 17:11:45

Glade honey and chocolate on offer at tesco £2 each, I love them. (can't afford my posh candles anymore)

betterthannext Wed 22-Aug-12 17:37:12

the best candle I have had is from Village candles.It was years ago I bought it but it still comes out every autumn and scents the whole room .Also tk Maxx have great ones I like "this works" ones

notjustamummythankyou Wed 22-Aug-12 18:41:54

I second True Grace candles - have been buying them for years, and love them!

Have also noticed just today that True Grace has paired up with Mary Portas to create a special range for House of Fraser

Oh and agree about looking in TK Maxx. I picked up a lovely candle for £7 ish which was down from £30. Bargainous.

pottytraininghell Wed 22-Aug-12 19:43:47

White Company candles are gorgeous.... I never have a Christmas without there winter one. £20 & it lasts ages..

GillyChick Tue 30-Jul-13 16:41:15

The closest candle I found is by Sandy Bay - Pomegranate Rouge and available through QVC. Great Value

CerealMom Tue 30-Jul-13 17:11:59

Neal's Yard - don't leave black soot marks

Bamford (Daylesford Organic)


True Grace

eurochick Tue 30-Jul-13 17:15:53

I like the White Company and Diptyque too.

dontyouwantmebaby Tue 30-Jul-13 17:26:48

waitrose sell some lovely candles for about 6/7 they are long lasting and have great scent, not artificial.

would also love to see the thread about making your own candles, sounds fab.

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