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9 affordable candles with the most luxurious scents

These scented candles are our favourites for £20 and under

Fiona Ward

Who doesn't love a gorgeous scented candle? Particularly when we are spending so much time in our homes.

They make a lovely gift for a friend or family member in isolation, too - and if you don't want to stretch the budget, there are plenty of brilliant affordable options with beautiful, unique scents.

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Whether your fragrance of choice is floral, fruity or nostalgic, we've rounded up our favourite options under £20…

Best luxury-for-less scented candle

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You can't go wrong with a Rituals scent! We love this warming orange and cedarwood fragrance.

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Scented Candle, £15.90, Feel Unique

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Best unique candle

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We're in love with these chic bubble candles from Beachampton Hall. Handmade and scented using essential oils, these will look beautiful as a display piece in your home, too. Fragances include lemon and lime, strawberry and lavender.

Bubble cube candle, £9, Beachampton Hall at Etsy

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Best seasonal candle

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How gorgeous are these colourful pine cone candles? They're scented with "notes of snow-covered evergreen, white fir, and aromatic pine balsam". Wintery fresh...

Evergreen Pillar Candle, £18, Anthropologie

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Best candle to gift

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If you're stuck for ideas, you can't go wrong with The White Company. The Seychelles scent is loved by all for its warming and cocooning scent.

Seychelles candle, £20, The White Company

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Best statement scented candle

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Express yourself with these statement ceramic candles! Choose your hand gesture from a thumbs-up to a-okay and the pinky promise sign - they come in a range of on-trend muted hues, too.  

Impressions Tobacco Vanilla Candle, £19, Trouva

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Best unique scented candle

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This would make the ideal gift for a bookworm, right? The 'vintage bookshop' scent is described as 'a musky blend of oud wood and smoky driftwood', and it's a hit with online shoppers. It's made with 100 per cent soy wax, too, which is a sustainable and natural alternative to paraffin wax.

Bookshop candle, £10, Etsy

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Best natural scented candle

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We love the delicious candles from OctoLondon, which are hand-poured using soy wax and scented with essential oils. Italian Garden is made with a therapeutic blend of rosemary, sweet orange and sage.

Italian Garden scented candle, from £10.80, OctoLondon at Etsy

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Best affordable spa candle

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Sanctuary Spa is well-loved for its affordable-but-effective products, and we love these vegan candles, which offer an impressive 260g of wax for the £12.50 price tag. 

Sanctuary Spa candles, £12.50, Look Fantastic

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Best bargain scented candle

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Shoppers are raving about the M&S cotton fragrance range - and the large candle is a bargain at just £7.50. With 75 hours of burning time, we'd say it's a cost-effective choice!

Cotton Large Jar Candle, £7.50, Marks & Spencer

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