My local Aldi always seems to be a little behind the rest of the UK and whilst the rest of the population seem to have been going crazy for the Diptique and Jo Malone dupes, I seem to have missed the boat. It’s only been in recent months I’ve seen the Jo Malone dupe candles. Imagine my delight when I popped in and found the Jo Malone dupe reed diffuser, handwash and hand lotion plus the Diptique dupe candle. I snapped them up faster than the next person and ran to the til! (On top of that there were peonies available so obviously I had to grab those too!)
The ‘Diptique’ candle – £3.99
The only scent they had was Berries which is an ode the Diptyque Baies fragrance. As soon as I lifted the lid of the box I was hit with the fresh scent. I absolutely love the scent of this candle although it doesn’t have the throw of its more expensive counterparts. It seems to be burning well and not creating that annoying tunnel that some cheaper candles do. I love the clean, simple packaging of this product. I’ve seen on other reviews that they do a trio of votives which I’ll definitely snap up if I see them.
The Jo Malone Dupe Reed Diffuser – £3.99
I love me a good treat from Jo Malone although it’s not often I can afford the price tag. Again, there was only one scent to choose from so I picked up Peony Blush which is one of my favourite JM scent. The packaging is simple and does have a similar look to the Jo Malone products. I didn’t have high hopes as the infamous Jo Malone diffusers are usually SO highly scented. Opting to put it in a small-ish room, I popped it in the downstairs loo. It probably took a day or two for the reeds to soak up the ‘perfume’ (is that what it’s called?!). You could definitely smell it when you opened the door without it being overpowering. I decided to move it to our bedroom but the fragrance got lost as it’s quite a big room so back downstairs it went. I have noticed that the ‘perfume’ is starting to turn a peculiar shade but I guess that’s the reeds loosing their colour.
The Jo Malone Dupe Luxury Hand & Body Wash and Body Lotion – £2.99 each
I’d heard that there was a perfume available in this range but alas, I was out of luck (I think they were limited edition). I spotted these on the bottom shelf and decided to add them to the treasures I’d already found. The plastic packaging does feel a little naff. I wanted to get a matching pair and this Freesia & Pear was the only scent where I could get both. I really like the handwash as it’s not terribly overpowering which is what you want. I’m disappointed with the lotion as this IS overpowering. It feels a bit sticky as well. I don’t thin I’ll use these as body products, more hand products.
Overall verdict? These Aldi dupes are great if you can’t afford the high end alternatives – just don’t expect miracles for less than a fiver. Next on my dupe hit list is the elusive Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser as that’s one of my favourite cleansers.
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