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I don't get the hype about them. I'm not a candle snob, and currently have some on the go from h&m. I have owned a number of Jo Malone ones as I got them as gifts from work. Each time I'm in aldi for my weekly shop I give theirs a sniff and they smell nothing like them! Completely different scents, and to my nose much more synthetic smelling. Not to say they're not ok for the price, but to me the only way they are dupes is knock off packaging. If im shopping for cheap scented candles I think there are much nicer ones, albeit not in JM style packaging!
Sorry op, I've gone off on a rant there and not actually answered your question!
No, I wouldn't buy the Aldi one as I personally don't like the scents, and think I could get ones I prefer for a similar price elsewhere. I certainly wouldn't buy it under the illusion it was anything like Jo Malone!
I have both Jo Malone and Aldi pomegranate noir candles and I love them both. I haven't tried the Aldi perfume yet mainly because I don't shop there and don't have one near to me.
For the advent calendar, I decided against the Jo Malone one last year as there are scents that I wouldn't necessarily wear so it's a lot of money to spend. I may be tempted by the Aldi version as it would be significantly cheaper
I'd certainly give it a go. I have Jo Malone Wild Bluebell perfume and it smells so nice, but only lasts on my skin about 5 minutes, so have not bought anything Jo Malone since!! They have the Aldi dupes in a not posh cafe I go to a lot, and I did pick one up to smell but couldn't really get any scent off it. I've only been in Aldi once since I heard about them and all the had was the body lotions which I wasn't going to risk with sensitive skin. Penny's (Primark) also do some dupes in the perfumes. I have one (basil and manderin I think), which smells pretty similar to the Jo Malone one and lasts about the same length too...
I replaced my Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir perfume with the Aldi one and I honestly can’t tell the difference in the scent. However, the Aldi one lasts LOADS longer-I find that JL wears off after a few hours nowadays whereas it used to last far longer when I first started using it.
IMHO they smell like what they are - a cheaper knock off version of the real thing. They are good value for what they but the scents lack the depth of the JM versions ..... the diffusers last nowhere near as long, nor does the scent carry as far round the house