People are saying this £5 Avon buy is a brilliant Diptyque dupe

If you love a great scented candle as much as we do, you’re probably familiar with the coveted Diptyque candle carousel. Unveiled annually as part of the brand’s Christmas collection, the spinning topper is designed to sit atop its range of candles and spin from the heat of the flame.

There have been various colours and designs released over the years, and there’s no denying that it’s a gorgeous addition to any festive display or carefully-curated mantlepiece. But at £45, it’s an investment buy rather than a fun, frivolous purchase – and this year’s edition, a silver carousel engraved with images of animals, is already sold out, so you couldn’t get your hands on it even if you were willing to splurge.

Diptyque candle carouselCarousel, £45, Diptyque

Hold back your disappointment, because there is an alternative, and while it’s not an exact replica, it is just as pretty, and a rather impressive £40 less than the original. Where you can find this magical accessory, we hear you ask? Well, prepare to be surprised, because it’s from Avon.

The affordable beauty brand has a candle topper this year that’s already winning praise from interiors bloggers online. @clarescrib shared hers with her followers on Instagram, writing: ‘I was literally going to order a Diptyque one and then saw this!’, while @nosixtyeight, who introduced her to the product, agrees: ‘@avon_uk coming up with the carousel goods!’

Instagram/@nosixtyeight

As a slight disclaimer, we’re under no illusions that the two are identical – the Avon offering is gold rather than silver (although previous gold editions have been on sale via Diptyque in the past), and the hanging decorations are stars rather than creatures.

But in our minds, this just makes it even more appropriate for your Christmas candle collection, and the soothing effect of the spinner gently twirling and casting shadows definitely remains in tact.

avon star candle spinning topper

Star Candle Spinning Topper, £5, Avon

Reviewers on the Avon website are also impressed with the purse-friendly alternative, with one writing: ‘So pretty when candle is lit. Have had loads of compliments on it.’

‘I love this, I’ve got three, it’s so calming and moves surprisingly fast!’ exclaims another, while a third adds: ‘Bought for my daughter who loves it. So pretty and good price too.’

Whether you’re shopping for a sweet stocking filler for a friend or loved one or fancy treating yourself this December, the Avon spinning candle topper sounds like a fiver rather well spent, if you ask us. In fact, we’re off to place our order before the stock levels on this one begin to dwindle too.