If we had to choose only one thing to buy from Aldi for the rest of our days, it would probably be its line of scented candles. The range boasts fragrance combinations that are strikingly similar to those of luxury perfume house Jo Malone at a fraction of the cost, but still with surprisingly intense throw and staying power.
Now, in addition to classics like Pomegranate, Blackberry Bay, and Lime Basil and Mandarin, there’s two new options for customers to get very excited about.
The limited edition scents are available as both candles and reed diffusers, and both come in new iridescent glass containers that wouldn’t look out of place on a high-end interiors Instagram feed.
You can choose between Oud Bergamot, with crisp notes of oud wood, cedarwood, bergamot and praline, or the sweeter Honey and Nectarine, which combines its two main ingredients with subtler hints of blackcurrant, peach and florals. The oud is encased in the purple jar, while the honey is yellow to reflect the nature of the fragrance inside.
Best of all, each design will only set you back £3.99, for either the 300g candle or 100ml diffuser. For context, an equivalent Jo Malone candle in either Oud & Bergamot or Nectarine Blossom & Honey would be start at £48 for 200g, meaning that although the products are not entirely identical, the Aldi alternative represents a pretty impressive saving.
If you’re excited already about Aldi’s latest candle drop, the good news is that you don’t have long to wait until it arrives, both in stores and online. The limited edition Oud Bergamot and Honey and Nectarine scents will be ready to shop from 29 August – but be sure to move quickly, as with any limited edition SpecialBuys at the supermarket, once they’re gone, they’re gone.