This High-Street Candle Smells and Burns Just Like a Luxury Candle

Maxine Eggenberger
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I have a confession to make: I'm a bit of a candle snob. With homeware and my wardrobe, I'm all about sticking to budgets and tracking down bargains. I certainly don't subscribe to the idea that the more expensive something is, the better it will be. Of course, this is sometimes the case, but I've been let down by seemingly "premium" purchases in the past.

As for candles? They're the one buy I allow myself to splurge on. I track this back to years spent working in a boutique surrounded by luxury candles. We'd burn them by our till, and I soon found myself hooked on the scent pay-off—not to mention the burn time, which lapped that of my frugal candles. Soon, I was spending my disposable income on high-end candles, something I've continued to do into adulthood. At least, I did until I discovered the high-street candle range which gives the luxury wicks a run for their money.

Last year, I found myself in the queue at Zara Home next to a display of strategically placed candles. I'd just burned through my latest Diptyque and decided a Zara Home candle would tide me over. A few months on and you'll find a Zara Home candle in just about every room in my house—perhaps even two. I initially fell hard for Zara's Fleur d'Oranger candle, blended by none other than Jo Malone CBE. Since, I've snapped up the transportive scent of Tuscan Cypress as well as fresh White Jasmine from its Our Icons range, and they've each held their own.

As for my luxury-candle obsession, it's still there, but Zara Home has proven to me that you don't need to spend upwards of £50 to get your aromatic fix. Scroll below to see the best Zara Home candles to buy now.

SHOP ZARA HOME CANDLES:

Zara Home White Jasmine Scented Candle (£18)

Zara Home Dark Amber Scented Candle (£18)

Zara Home Pure Gardenia Scented Candle (£12)

Zara Home Ginger Lily Scented Candle (£18)

Zara Home Black Vanilla Scented Candle (£18)

Zara Home Figue Ombrée Scented Candle (£16)

Zara Home Musk Shades Scented Candle (£16)

Zara Home Poetic Mind Scented Candle XXL (£80)

Zara Home Poetic Mind Scented Candle (£18)

Zara Home Vetiver Suede Scented Candle (£26)

Zara Home Amber Myth Scented Candle (£26)

Zara Home Tuscan Cypress Scented Candle (£26)

Zara Home Mimosa Sublime Scented Candle (£15)

Zara Home Aqua Bergamot Scented Candle (£16)

Zara Home By the End of the… Scented Candle (£16)

Zara Home Green Herbs Scented Candle (£12)

Zara Home Oriental Light Scented Candle (£12)

Zara Home White Jasmine Scented Candle XXL (£80)

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