These new Aldi apothecary candles are my favourite yet – and even cheaper than the best-selling M&S range

The scents are divine and the £3.49 price is even better, this new range is ideal for scenting homes for less

A lifetsyle image of the new Aldi Hotel Collection candles and diffusers on a wooden table with a window blurred out in the background
(Image credit: Tamara Kelly)

This week I received exclusive samples of the new Aldi Hotel Collection candles and diffusers to celebrate the launch of three new scents in stores this weekend – Relax, Revive and Unwind. 

When it comes to scent-scaping your home you can never go far wrong with a deliciously scented home fragrance. However, the best-scented candles and diffusers often mean blowing the budget – we're thinking of the signature best-selling The White Company Scents, there's no disputing they are divine but not cheap.

But that's where finding a good cheaper alternative comes in handy. Until now our go-to for good apothecary candles and diffusers was the best-selling range at Marks & Spencer, but these Aldi scents are even more affordable and just as good.

New in: Aldi Hotel Collection candles and diffusers

Drawing inspiration from nature’s finest ingredients, Aldi’s new range is available in three unique scents: Relax, Unwind and Revive.

Not only are the new signature scents powerful and long-lasting, ideal for making a kitchen smell good at all times, but the packaging is far more aesthetically pleasing if you're more of a fan of the apothecary look thanks to the amber-tinted glass jars and artisan cork lids.

Amber Aldi Hotel Collection candles with cork lids

The new Revive; Unwind and Relax scented candles as part of the improved seasonal Aldi Hotel Collection (£3.49 each)

(Image credit: Aldi)

The three fragrant scents, available as scented candles and diffusers include:

  • Relax: A blend of Bergamot, Lavender & Patchouli is a heady mix of citrus, floral and earthy notes, creating a harmonious aroma to lighten long days.
  • Unwind: Clove, Amber & Sandalwood  is rich and cosy notes create the perfect comforting scent.
  • Revive: Rose, Geranium & Lavender is a refreshing and sweet bouquet of floral notes to brighten and uplift homes for the warmer months.

Aldi Hotel Collection scented diffusers

The new Revive; Unwind and Relax scented diffusers as part of the improved seasonal Aldi Hotel Collection (£3.49 each)

(Image credit: Aldi)

As an avid fan of the existing range of candles and diffusers from Aldi, I was hugely excited to try this new improved collection. It didn't disappoint I'd go as far as to say it's already my favourite range to date. I will most definitely be restocking once these run out. 

Of course, if you can't get to stores or they sell out as soon as they restock the M&S Apothecary range is still exceptionally affordable for very similar scented candles.

More from the M&S Best-selling range

As previously mentioned these new fragrant buys are part of a seasonal range of the Aldi Hotel Collection, giving fans a chance to stock up on their favourite scents all summer long or while stocks last. 

So it's worth visting the middle aisle when doing the weekly shop to see what scents are back in stock throughout the summer months.

Tamara Kelly
Lifestyle Editor

Tamara is a highly experienced homes and interiors journalist, with a career spanning 22 years. Now the Lifestyle Editor of, she has spent the last 17 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, and it’s with these award-winning interiors teams that she gained a wealth of knowledge and honed her skills and passion for styling and writing about every aspect of lifestyle and interiors.

A true homes and interiors expert, Tamara has served as an ambassador for leading interior brands on multiple occasions, including appearing on Matalan’s The Show and presenting at top interior trend forecasting events such as the Autumn Fair and Spring Fair.