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I recently entered an online competition to trial a new product from Air Wick .I have always used their products and have a few that are definite favourites in my home .After a lot of faffing about over delivery I finally received my product .
The new Air Wick odour Detect comes in two sizes the compact and the max .I received the compact to trial it is a very tactile air freshening dispenser , it has a pleasing shape and is free standing , although it is white in colour and if it was to be left in one place would probably discolour, but Air Wick have even come up with a solution to that problem , they are introducing stickers that you can decorate your dispensers with , which come in a number of colours and designs .
After opening up the packaging , (which by the way you need to have a really sharp pair of scissors for , all that plastic seems less environmentally friendly than I would prefer ) I took out the Odour detect compact.
The kit comprises of one diffuser , one spray and three AA batteries , because it is a starter kit the batteries and spray have already been fitted in the diffuser so all you have to do is place the diffuser in the place you want . The back opens up for you to replace the spray and it is simply a case of taking the old one out and replacing it . The batteries go in from the bottom of the diffuser again very easy to get to there is a clip which you push and press and it opens it up.
The fragrance that was in mine is Sicilian Lemon & Ginseng , although the starter kits are available in Mulled Wine & Cinnamon Apple , Cool Linen & White Lilac as well.
On the side of the diffuser there is a switch with four positions , the bottom of which turns the diffuser into a sensor only spray.This means that the spray will only activate when it detects an odour .then you have the other three positions which you are able to change the intensity of the fragrance , signified by one , two or three flowers . In my opinion the best way to use the diffuser is with the sensor only facility .
Does it work ? well actually Yes it does and extremely efficiently as well .The sensor has been designed in a way where it won't go off constantly which is intuitive in a way .Obviously if you place your diffuser next to a cooker while cooking fish it is going to activate more often .
I chose to place mine in the bathroom , sometimes it can get a bit whiffy in there ( not mentioning any names but they know who they are ! ). The difference actually took effect almost immediately ..
Admittedly I did hear a few shouts from the bathroom " Flippin thing stop it ewwwwww " Followed by "..MuuuMMMM every time I go in there it squirts at me "
It does it every time my hubby goes in there too , I'm starting to feel quite left out , it never squirts at me !
Presently you can purchase them in Sainsburys for £10.20 ,I have recently seen them advertized on the Asda website for just £2.00 , the refills come in at about £4.99 .I know this seems expensive , but if you consider one refill could last up to six weeks it could prove to be the best buy .You can also get discounts and money off coupons by joining the Air Wick fresher Homes Club anything from 50 pence to £3.00 its well worth it .
I think that this is one of the best Air Wick products currently available , when the spray runs out I am going to try the other two fragrances .