So recently I’ve been really into scented candles. They are so calming/relaxing and just make me feel peaceful. A few months ago, I went to the home section in Primark and picked two different candles. The first was the ‘Orchard Apple’ screw top candle. It came in a really cute blue jar and was only £3. The other was the ‘Pineapple and Ginger’ yellow candle that came in a normal square glass holder and was £2. I liked how simple it looked. I wasn’t expecting much from these candles due to the cheap prices, but they definitely exceeded my expectations because they were really strong smelling and filled the whole room. They lasted about 2 months, and we got a lot of use out of them.
However, when my boyfriend went away for a wedding, he went to a Yankee Candle outlet store, where all the candles were reduced in price. He came back and surprised me with a large jar of the ‘Sweet Apple’ scented candle, which was around £18. I usually don’t actually like apple scents, but this one, I’m in love with. There is a clear difference between Primark and Yankee candles, which is expected from the difference in price. This one is so much stronger, and the smell lasts for a lot longer. The burn time is 150 hours, so it’s going to last a long time. I will 100% be repurchasing a Yankee Candle the next time I venture past the store!