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terrigrey Sat 02-May-20 10:26:38

I know it's not strictly S&B, but I figured this would be a good place to ask.

I'm after some lovely scented (but fairly strong as can't smell very well) candles.
Not too expensive but natural would be great and re-useable/refillable if possible.
I usually take a gamble in TKMAX but that's not possible at the moment.

Anyone got any ideas?

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MissBattleaxe Sat 02-May-20 10:29:19

I had a gorgeous one from Aldi. Rose Our, I think. It had a strong scent throw and the nice pot came in handy afterwards.

MissBattleaxe Sat 02-May-20 10:29:42

Oud not Our

WellTidy Sat 02-May-20 10:31:13

Seychelles from The White Company is beautiful. Smells of the beach. Laura Ashley beachcomber is a decent dupe.

emsyj37 Sat 02-May-20 10:50:22

Park's candles are often found in TKMaxx so you may have used them before - they also have a good sale section on their own website. Their candles are lovely and very strongly scented.

Imonlymoominafterall Sat 02-May-20 11:02:30

Jo Malone has done a range for Zara Home - they are beautiful and £15.

Bubblysqueak Sat 02-May-20 11:04:41

Party lite candles are my favourite (no I don't work for them I tend to buy direct from their website rather than from a rep)

Judystilldreamsofhorses Sat 02-May-20 14:23:49

My favourites are the True Grace ones, which I buy in John Lewis. All of them are lovely, but I particularly like the lavender one, and the rose. The tins are £20.

pilates Sat 02-May-20 14:27:17

Have you tried the wax melts? They are strong smelling and last for ages.

thequeenbeyondthewall Sat 02-May-20 15:12:58

Island spa by Yankee is lemony smelling and quite fresh.

Pinks sands is my absolute fave though. Sweet and fresh.

udnertheradar Sat 02-May-20 15:15:02

St Eval candles are amazing. Bay and Rosemary is lovely

terrigrey Sat 02-May-20 15:55:00

Which wax melts in particular @pilates ?

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pilates Sat 02-May-20 15:57:47

Atm I have Yankee Candle stoney cove

VivLevy Sat 02-May-20 20:43:28

Field Day Candles
Soy and a high percentage of fragrance.
Small company nice products.

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 02-May-20 21:29:28

Second St Eval. Love them.

Patsypie Sat 02-May-20 21:32:36

I'm sick of buying shit scented candles!

MondeoFan Sat 02-May-20 21:33:23

True Grace
Strong around £16

Magicbabywaves Sat 02-May-20 21:37:41

St Eval.

Layoverlife Sat 02-May-20 21:43:30

I second @MissBattleaxe's recommendation for Aldi's Rose Oud candle it is gorgeous!

dementedma Sat 02-May-20 21:45:23

I always recommend Isle of Skye candles. Always first thing on the Christmas and birthday wish lists for dds, sis and me

BrassicaBabe Sat 02-May-20 21:45:48

Another vote for True Grace. Current fav is Moroccan Rose

HailHydra Sat 02-May-20 21:49:01

Home Bargains have an amazing range. Big candles with a many hour burn for pennies. My favourite is their gingerbread. Fills the house with scent for under £4

whymewhyme Sat 02-May-20 21:54:24

Home bargins do their own candles big jars for candles EVER wayyy better than yankee or woodwick!

EasyPleasey Sat 02-May-20 23:54:23

The best candles are Neom ones. They burn with no soot and have no harmful chemicals in them. I appreciate you may not want to spend that much, sometimes they have offers though and the candles burn for a,long time.

Iamthewombat Sun 03-May-20 00:06:19

I'm sick of buying shit scented candles!

Me too. TK Maxx is full of scented candle misfires but they have some great ones. It’s trial and error. I hit lucky when they had a load of Aromaworks candles. They are excellent: good throw, burn cleanly and classy scents. The Yankee ones smell like penny sweets in my experience.

Neom are also great, but so expensive!

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