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.
Fans of Aldi’s Hotel Collection candles will recognise these two scents from a Specialbuys drop in August last year, but they’ve now re-released them in all new packaging for summer 2020.
Last year’s drop of these two limited edition scents were available as both candles and reed diffusers, both coming in iridescent glass containers that wouldn’t look out of place on a high-end interiors Instagram feed.
But this summer’s iteration gives the candles a chic makeover. You can choose between Oud & Bergamot, with crisp notes of oud wood, cedarwood, bergamot and praline, or the sweeter Honey & Nectarine, which combines its two main ingredients with subtler hints of blackcurrant, peach and florals. The Oud & Bergamot is now housed in a sleek matte pale grey jar, while the Honey & Nectarine now comes in a matte sunshine yellow glass jar.
Best of all, each 300g two-wick candle will only set you back £3.99 but will burn for approximately 50 hours. For context, an equivalent Jo Malone candle in either Oud & Bergamot or Nectarine Blossom & Honey would 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 about Aldi’s latest candle drop, you’ll have to be fast to get your hands on one. While the Honey & Nectarine variety is still available online, the Oud & Bergamot has already sold out on the virtual shelves. Both however, could still be found in your local Aldi store.
Be sure to move quickly, as with any limited edition SpecialBuys at the supermarket, once they’re gone, they’re gone.