Product Type: Ikea household products
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I don't love the range of scents but they are excellent value
IKEA Tindra Scented Candle
Member Name: brady58
IKEA Tindra Scented Candle
Advantages: Burn time is good for the price, strong smelling
Disadvantages: Not a great selection of fragrances to choose from
I love scented candles and regularly buy Yankee candles which are my favourite but these can be expensive especially when you are like me and enjoy burning a scented candle on a daily basis. The Ikea Tindra scented candles are much more reasonable but unfortunately they are nowhere near as good either. They are fine for burning and scenting my house but they wouldn't be the candles I would pick if I could afford to buy loads of Yankee candles every day.
I bought a pack of the Tindra scented tea lights and also a few of the larger candles in glass holders last time I was at Ikea for £1.75 each for a pack of 36 tea lights and 95p each for the candles in the glass holders.
For the money the candles are fine as long as you aren't expecting the luxury smells that you get with the more expensive candles. These are more of the plain variety with scents such as berries and vanilla. For quite common scents though they are actually a lot nicer than similar scented candles that you can buy in the supermarket.
The smell is quite strong which is a good thing if you like the smell and it has no problems with filling a large room with its scent. It does a good job of hiding dog smells and when my friends who smoke visit it helps to both mask and neutralise the smell of the smoke.
The candles in the glass jars have a burn time of around about 30 hours which is a really good time for candles that cost less than a pound. I have never actually sat and counted how long these burn for but it seems to be quite accurate as I have often burnt these for hours at a time and they have lasted days.
The candles come in all different colours so you can also just buy them to match your décor instead of just picking one for the smell and again for less than a pound these make nice cheap decorations on the mantle piece in the living room with the added benefit of them being cheap enough to replace that you don't mind actually burning them.
For me personally I prefer the fresh scents and most of these candles are fruity or spice scented which isn't my personal favourite kind of smell which is why I am not overly keen on them. I think if you actually like these types of smells then you will be much more impressed with them but even if the scents are your ideal ones you really cannot complain at the prices which make them excellent value.
Summary: Not my own personal favourites but are excellent value for money