Helen Keller once said “smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived”.
It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Yankee Candle and all the yummy scents they produce, but I am a student on a budget so I’m not such a huge fan of their hefty price tag. Okay, so they’re not extortionate in comparison to the Fornasetti candles which can be found in Selfridges for a rather frightening £115 – £530!
I can hardly see anyone treating me to these on my christmas wishlist no matter how much I beg, so I’ll stick to looking for cheaper alternatives. Yankee created a slightly cheaper range of fragrance products called the ‘Home Inspiration’ range which you can pick up in various supermarkets. I popped into my local Poundworld for a can of juice and stumbled upon these little beauties.
Home Inspiration Wax Melt Cubes in packs of 6 at a mere pound per pack! Being a true bargain lover and fragrance-fanatic I grabbed a pack in all three fragrances they had in stock:
Perfect Margarita – the name doesn’t lie. Not too sweet surprisingly seeing as it is a cocktail-themed scent, but packs a punch in terms of staying power. Creates a really fresh sharp scent perfect for a kitchen or bathroom.
Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae – a super-sweet yet comforting scent which is suited to a lounge or bedroom to create a homely feel. This one is probably my favourite as it reminds me of warm homemade cookie dough (although it really does rouse my sweet tooth!)
Soft Cotton – probably the least offensive of the bunch. Definitely one for those who don’t like overpowering or sickly-sweet scents. It smells of freshly washed laundry and creates a really fresh and clean scent which is great for warming up after a spring clean (surprisingly also works wonders on a hangover!)
Have any of you found any budget-friendly fragrance goodies you love?