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.

syntheticharmony Sat 04-Feb-17 10:00:07

Oops Zombie thread blush

syntheticharmony Sat 04-Feb-17 09:59:04

Why so many deleted comments on a thread about candles!?

Anyway, I said this on another thread but Flamingo Candles are amazing! Discovered them just before Xmas and they're not too expensive.

TweedyF Sat 04-Feb-17 07:02:44

Coast Candles based in Dornoch do beautiful candles. I love Jo Malone and Jo Loves candles, but have found some amazing scents from Coast and they burn evenly.

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Beewhisperer Sun 11-Dec-16 16:59:11

This is someone resurrecting old treads to flog their candles. I would ukdnt bother Pistachiois50pmore*

Pistachiois50pmore Sun 11-Dec-16 16:45:53

I'm a Diptyque nerd but I just finished True Grace Vine Tomato. It was absolutely nothing like vine tomatoes but a good ripe green scent, along the lines of Diptyque Figuier. Really powerful. I also really like the & Other Stories candles especially Vaxhuset and Kungholmstorg. They use the same perfumier as Byredo. Amazing, expensive-smelling woodsy smells for about £17, only drawback is the wick isn't quite long enough so they leave half a cm of wax in the bottom.

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fruitatthebottom Wed 12-Oct-16 13:58:16

Parkminster candles are lovely - really good quality classy fragrance and burn beautifully. Not cheap but nowhere near Jo Malone prices]

Lanaorana1 Wed 12-Oct-16 13:55:42

Yet more cheers here for St Eval.

They do diffusers as well as candles, which is just as well as I have Bay & Rosemary on the go year-round. Superb example of British Business, too.

wiltedcabbage Wed 12-Oct-16 13:19:34

Huge fan of Bog Standard here - funny name (Irish company) but they smell fab & they do free UK postage. I send them to friends all the time as presents as they come wrapped in a box.

DiscoSloth Tue 05-Apr-16 15:08:43

Have a look at these. She makes candles and wax melts that smell exactly like famous fragrances including jo malone. They are AMAZING!

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djbite Thu 10-Dec-15 22:11:13

Honestly, if you want the premium quality of Jo Malone with deliciously natural scents and no synthetic fragrance. Try They are made with essential oils

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foxylady7172000 Fri 07-Mar-14 11:36:02

... and messed up my emoticon sad

foxylady7172000 Fri 07-Mar-14 11:26:24

Good morning, ladies-thanks for all the candles info-I have made a list for future reference

PapaMantra Sat 01-Feb-14 21:43:20

I swear by candle-lite candles, I get them from They do have cheap ranges sold in co-op but definitely try the ranges from the site.

I mainly buy the Revere House range and they burn perfectly and smell divine.

I spend a fortune with them but they are still loads cheaper than anything comparable and have got a coupon code that may work for everyone its disco10 for 10% off

Torc Sat 25-Jan-14 19:43:36

I feel a knob saying this blush but candles in tins don't float my boat! Even though I did have one that smelt nice recently.

Torc Sat 25-Jan-14 19:42:18

Hollyisalovelyname I just bought a torc candle! it was 'only' 16.95. I say only because a max benjamin or a brooke and shoals is €19 and this torc one comes in a beautiful orange glass jar. I see they do a basil and lime one too which sounds like a rip off of a jo malone one, but I'll try that one next. Pleased with it, the smell of clementine is not too sweet.

baskingseals Sat 25-Jan-14 13:12:12
I love diptyque, but these are also lovely

hollyisalovelyname Sat 25-Jan-14 09:35:15

Max Benjamin Mimosa is a lovely soft scent. In the Orange box I think

hollyisalovelyname Sat 25-Jan-14 09:32:48

Torc is based in Carlow, Ireland. They definitely made for Dunnes Stores in the past and perhaps still do.

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