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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ikea, More Than Just White Furniture

Ikea Sinnlig Candles

I love Ikea, I really do - not so much the one way system, in which you have to see every item before checking out but if there is a home ware bargain to be had Ikea is the place to be. Truthfully I only visit once or twice a year and purchase everything I need in one swoop, I could be tempted to run the Ikea gauntlet more frequently for the candles. Well priced, fairly pleasing on the eye, beautiful scents and a decent scent throw - what is not to like?

Ikea Sinnlig Candles

In the past I bought one or two of the Ikea Sinnlig Candles in Vanilla on a whim, burned them and swiftly forgot they existed. On Sunday I restocked and along with a Vanilla or two I purchased a good few scents to try out. I am a little stingy and dare I say bizarre when it comes to my candles - I only burn my super expensive ones as a treat and tend to light cheap and cheerful ones 99.9% of the time. Diptyque, Jo Malone et al are reserved for the weekend or when a little pampering is in order. At just 95p (there is also larger sizes for around £2.50 a candle) each I can scatter these candles all around the house without feeling too guilty about wasting money.

Ikea Sinnlig Candles

In the end I purchased five scents in choice as that was all my local Ikea had in stock, well that is a fib they did also have the Lilac fragrance but it was a little too floral and dated for my personal taste. The others are nothing short of lovely: Vanilla Pleasure - a warm yet soft and creamy vanilla, not overly synthetic, Tangerine Sunshine - a zesty citrus scent not worlds apart from The Body Shop scent of the same name, Calming Spa - is quite a masculine, almost woody fragrance, Sweet Berries - is a sweet, sugary blend of raspberry and strawberry and lastly we have Crisp Apple which reminds me a lot of Granny Smith Apples.

Admittedly they are not the strongest candles out there and do have a tendency to tunnel but they do scent a room rather nicely and are as cheap as chips, so I can't complain!









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22 comments:

  1. I also picked up a ton of these candles on a recent visit to Ikea. They're good value for money and they don't match up to Yankee Candles for me but for 95p who can complain really?

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  2. I'm obsessed with Ikea candles, they're such good value for money and vanilla is my all time favourite!

    STONE FOX

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  3. I love ikea candles, My favourite is their coffee scented one!

    Rambling Makeup

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  4. I love IKEA candles, always buy a load of them when I go as they're so cheap! Definitely need to try these fruity ones, I usually get the Vanilla :)

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  5. These candles smell wonderfully and such great value for money !

    With love, Hayley xxx

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/lifestyle-menu-12841769

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  6. I love Ikea candles. Even if they don't smell as strongly. I just love having loads of candles lit.
    I love Ikea too, could wander round that store for ages :).
    Kirsty x
    www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. IKEA have some really pretty candles and I always stock up on their mini tea lights too - they smell great!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  8. I have the Sweet Berries one but I think over time it doesn't smell as strong as when I just bought it. I still love them because they are super cheap though :)

    Navellina

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  9. Gotta get me some of these lovely candles!

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  10. I literally cannot go to Ikea without buying these candles!

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  11. I'm a sucker for those candles!! Loved the title btw, made me giggle haha x

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  12. I love Ikea! Such a sucker for their meatballs! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  13. My Dad bought me the Apple one back from his last trip to IKEA - I've not burnt it just yet, but find that you can smell it in the room even though it's just on display! :) I love Vanilla so I might pick that one up when I go... :)

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love ikea candles, mum always used to bring them home foe me whenever she went. So many memories
    xx
    http://diamondsandtulips.blogspot.com.au

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  15. I finally have an excuse to go to Ikea again now I have a baby on the way lol xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  16. I picked some of these up a while ago - they're so good and affordable. Great for my candle addiction!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Love IKEA :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  18. These sound lovely! Had no idea IKEA did great scented candles, I've used their tealight ones before though :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  19. I have the tangerine and vanilla scents. I've had them for so long and hardly even lit them. They are a great price and the glass is a welcome addition for when it's gone x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  20. Love candles =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I love their tiny tealights! They are so cheap and yet they smell so amazing. I only wish our IKEA was slightly closer - a two hour drive can be a bit of a stretch for small things!

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