It’s dupes week at Aldi, and among the bargains on offer are these (actually not bad at all) Diptyque candle dupes.
Seeing as I am mad for a smelly candle, I was on this like a rash. The only time I have moved slower in my life was when I was 12 and went out of control, downhill in rollerskates. You can guess how that ended.
Anyhoo, there are 3 scents to the Aldi Diptyque candle dupe range:
- Berries – a dupe for Baies
- Fig – a dupe for Figuier
- Roses – well, that’ll be Roses
The collection also includes reed diffusers and a coffret of mini candles in all 3 scents. The candles are £3.99 each for the full sized version, and £3.99 for the coffret. In Diptyque money, a full sized candle is £47 and the equivalent set of 3 is £70.
Inevitably, it’s in the scent that the biggest difference is apparent. For starters, the Berries candle smells nothing like Baies and is in fact very figgy. At my local Aldi the Fig candle was almost sold out, so if you miss this then the Berries candle is very similar.
The throw of the scent is also far less. You could scent a whole house with a Diptyque candle, whereas with these you’ll just about scent a room. I would say it’s about 40% of the scent of a genuine Diptyque, but then it’s less than 10% of the price so fair enough.
They’re very elegant and the set of three little candles in particular would make a good gift. Each comes in a white gift box, and whilst they’re not fooling anybody that they’re the real deal, I can think of worse things to spend £3.99 on. True confession: I ended up making two trips to Aldi and have stocked up for the apocalypse.
Also in the Aldi special buys this week you’ll find an Urban Decay Naked Palette dupe. It’s all sealed so you won’t be able to check the colours until after purchase, but from the swatches I’ve seen it looks alright. And there’s a reappearance of Aldi’s dupe for Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, which really is good and worth stocking up on, apocalypse or not.
You can view the Diptyque candle dupes online here Some products are available online, but mostly you will have to go into an Aldi store. I bought mine from Aldi Brighton. They didn’t have masses in stock, and they were hidden under some Royal Wedding towels so if you rummage you might find some.
And if you miss out, don’t forget that the Aldi Jo Malone candle dupes are now in permanent stock – find out more about them here