A Bargain £2.99 Yankee Candle Dupe?

Large Jar Scented Candle in Mulled Wine

Most of us don't have money to burn yet buying expensive candles can almost seem like we're doing just that! A Yankee candle can make a wonderful treat but at this time of year, I like to burn scented candles quite regularly so I need something a little more economical and I've found just the thing! 

This large scented jar candle is only £2.99 and it's from one of my favorite discount retailers: Homebargains. There are usually a variety of fragrances to choose from including some seasonal options. I picked up the mulled wine fragrance this time. 

This candle smells lovely and although it's not a super strong fragrance, it is enough to give a lovely delicate aroma. It burns down fairly evenly which helps to maximize it's lifespan. I've found that it's important to burn these big jar type candles for a good few hours at any one time but for no more than around four hours so that they can burn down more evenly. There is some sooting around the rim of the jar but keeping the wick trimmed to between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch helps to minimize this. The jars are very strong with an air tight lid making them reusable for a variety of different purposes after the candle has been used up. This candle lasts a good long time and I would really recommend giving one of these a try as they're very inexpensive but they still feel special and are enjoyable to burn. This fragrance is definitely one I will repurchase again a little closer to Christmas. 

Have you tried found any Yankie Candle dupes? 

Hanna x