Love is certainly in the air at Aldi, as they’ve just launched several new scents within their Hotel Collection range of candles that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Aldi’s Hotel Collection candles are well-known for being dupes for Jo Malone’s home fragrances; from the scents to the packaging, they’re extremely similar – except for the price, of course. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the supermarket has released a range of candles that are perfect for lighting on the ‘day of love’.
First up, we see the return of the popular Hotel Collection No.23 Red Roses candle. With the exact same fragrance name and a light floral scent with similar red rose, violet and citrus notes, it’s hard not to compare this to Jo Malone’s Red Roses scented candle. But, while Jo Malone’s 200g candle retails for £49, Aldi’s 700g 3-wick candle is an extremely purse-friendly £9.99 – now that’s a price not to be sniffed at.
There’s also the introduction of a new fragrance, Paris Blossoms. With pink wax and a soft, feminine scent with subtle sweet notes, Aldi describes it as ‘a sensual floral fragrance with fresh green top notes, rich damask rose and patchouli.’ To us, that sounds similar to Jo Malone’s Velvet Rose & Oud candle, which has notes of damask rose, smoky oud wood and praline – but with a comparable price difference of over £50 between the two.
If you’re worried about quality, Aldi’s candles are described as ‘highly fragranced’ and have a burn time of 60 hours (Jo Malone’s candles are smaller and therefore have a shorter burn time of 45 hours).
Also in the new Aldi Valentine’s Day candles range is the votive holder gift set. For £4.99, it comprises two coloured glass votive holders and 12 fragranced tea lights. Choose from two gorgeous scents, Red Roses or Peony (a scent Aldi has done before that is comparable to Jo Malone’s Peony & Blush Suede).
The large candles have already sold out online, but the votive gift sets are still available on the website and all the Aldi Valentine’s Day candles will be available to buy in stores from 7 February.