I can't believe this new candle collection isn't crazy expensive (and it's 30% off for Azurina Black Friday)

Fancy candles at democratic prices - it's a shopping miracle!

Azurina Maroc
(Image credit: Azurina)

Can we have a moment of honesty about candles please? And I'll caveat this by saying I absolutely love posh candles and hope they never change, but here's the thing: When you get that uber-spendy candle home, light the wick and allow the  fragrance to fill the atmosphere, what's really happening on a basic level is you are in fact  (sorry!) burning money. 

Hey, it's ok. Candles are an indulgent treat and a true mood-booster and there's nothing wrong with that. But if there is one thing that makes me happier than an ultra fancy candle it's a candle that looks and smells like an unreasonable financial decision but is in fact far more affordable than it's appearance lets on. Enter Azurina, specifically Azurina Black Friday. 

This accessories brand is offering 30% off everything this weekend which makes their new collection of eight beautiful candles even more appealing. Because let me tell you something, these babies smell ruinously expensive. Which, considering their post-discount prices, a very reasonable  £8.75 for 75g or £17.50 for 220g, is quite something. 

Each candle is hand poured in the UK from soy wax, with fragrances inspired by travel. They have fun, singular names, unique scents and they look the absolute business. But you probably know that already from the pictures. 

Ready to feel the (surprisingly affordable) burn? 

View the deal below...

Khus Khus Candle

Khus Khus Candle £25 £17.50 (save £7.50) | Azurina Cute name, sexy smell. They describe it as fit man in a bottle, which I'd say is pretty accurate - a clean fit man that is. A little bit bracing, a little bit peppery. Yum. 

Noel Noel Candle

Noel Noel Candle £25 £17.50 (save £7.50) | Azurina Everyone loves a Christmas candle and this one packs in all the good festive stuff - a bit of candied forest fruit, a suggestion of smoky fire and a piney fresh top.

Sinner Candle £25

Sinner Candle £25 £17 (save £7.50)  |Azurina  Not as debauched as the name suggests, this is a sweet, romantic fragrance with juicy mandarin and a warming sandalwood base. One for cosy nights in with the one you love (which could very well be you FYI)

If you're in the market for a lovely and reasonably priced gift it's well worth having a little browse at the rest of Azurina's wares too - think timeless leather handbags, monogrammed scarves and very sophisticated stationary

The only downside will be having to deal with embarrassed friends and family who 'can't possibly accept' your expensive-looking gifts, but I'm sure they'll be convinced in the end. 

Fiona McKim

As woman&home's Beauty Channel Editor, Fiona Mckim has tried more beauty products than she’s had hot dinners and nothing makes her happier than raving about a brilliant find on womanandhome.com or her instagram grid (@fionamckim if you like hair experiments and cute shih-tzus)

Fiona joined woman&home as Assistant Beauty Editor in 2013, working under industry legend Jo GB, who taught her everything she needed to know (clue: learn about ingredients and employ extreme cynicism). 

In a previous life, Fiona studied journalism back home in bonnie Scotland and honed her skills as a features writer at publications including Junior and Prima Baby, with a brief and terrifying stint on the showbiz pages of a tabloid newspaper in between. She's a skincare fanatic who can’t resist adding an extra step to her routine, adores fragrance, has fun with makeup and never turns down the chance to test a new hair tool. Basically, she loves it all.

When not slathering herself in self tan or peering at a tiny ingredients list on a moisturiser, you’ll probably find Fiona enjoying something to do with food - cooking it, eating it, cajoling her friends into trekking across London to try a hyped pop-up in a dirty car park. 

Come to think of it, the hot dinners and beauty products are probably about even.