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I have a downstairs bathroom which is in the centre of the house. With it being right in the middle means that you cannot open a window to allow fresh in. No it doesn't smell like that, but sometimes the smell of damp can be smelt.
My wife said that she wanted an air freshener in there and had her eye set on a reed.
We went to Tesco where they have these for sale for £3.49. Now.....yes I like Yankee candles, and yes they could be considered to be expensive, but I really cannot work out how these companies justify the cost of these. A 50ml reed diffuser when not on sale is £6.99!!
Anyway rant over, my wife picked Mulled Wine & Cinnamon Apple reed. Going for the Christmas/Winter feel I think. Inside the box is a glass tube with 50ml of oil (Mulled wine & cinnamon apple fragrance). In there are some beads aswell. Topped off with 6 reeds. It feels cheap. You unscrew the plastic top (yep plastic) and remove the tab. Screw it back on the tube and insert the reeds. The reeds then draw up the oil and the fragrance fills the sticks and thus the room.
Looking at the pack, it does not say how long the fragrance lasts for. Very strange because its not like you can control it. Air Wick will know how long this lasts for, why leave it off the packaging?
Ok so the smell is strong. It was placed in the bathroom and with the door shut, you can still smell it when you walk past. The smell however is pleasant though, and its the cinnamon that you can smell through all the other fragrances.
Its done the job. Opening the door to the bathroom, you can smell it and it covers up any bad odours.
Honestly, yes it smells nice but I think the price is pretty steep and the product fees cheap to go with it. Why would anyone pay £6.99 for it would be beyond me. It does the job, just cannot justify the price.
If you're looking for a cheap reed diffuser air freshener then you can't go wrong with the Air Wick ones; only when they're on offer though. I quite often pick one or two of these up when I see them on offer at half price in one of the major supermarkets. The full retail price of these is £6.99, and I have to say that I don't think that they're worth the £6.99. However if you can pick them up at just £3.49, half price, then I definitely think that they're worth buying.
They are available in four different fragrances; crisp linen & lilac, midnight blackberry & vanilla silk, pink sweet pea, and ivory freesia bloom. I normally buy the crisp linen & lilac and the midnight blackberry & vanilla silk, the other two fragrances are probably quite nice however they're just a bit too floral sounding for my tastes.
I use the crisp linen & lilac in the bedroom. This smells just like freshly washed linen, it's a real clean and fresh fragrance. It's really suited to the bedroom, as it has that just washed bedding smell. I can't say that I can smell the lilac in this specifically, I think that the freshly washed linen fragrance is the dominant fragrance, however it does have a slight floral undertone, so I guess that's the lilac.
I use the midnight blackberry & vanilla silk in the living room. I can smell both the blackberry and the vanilla in this, and I think that the two scents compliment each other very well. I can smell them both fairly equally, neither one appears to be the dominant fragrance. This is quite a strong and warm fragrance due to the vanilla in this, and it's perfect for the cold winter nights. I personally think that this is a perfect 'downstairs' type of fragrance, or maybe the hall or landing. It's a bit too meaty for the bedroom, I prefer fresher, lighter fragrances in the bedroom.
The Air Wick Reed Diffuser air fresheners are little glass jars that contain an oily liquid with coloured plasticy balls in the bottom (brilliant description there hey!) You then put the enclosed natural rattan stems in the jar and the rattan stems absorb the liquid and fragrance your room.
Air Wick state that these will last for up to four weeks. I would say that this is fairly accurate as I do seem to get around a month out of these. The fragrance does wear off over the month; I can still smell the fragrance towards the end of the month - it's just not as strong as it started out. One way to prolong the fragrance is to regularly turn the rattan stems. I turn the rattan stems in mine once a week, and I think that this does make a big difference. I always notice a fresh burst of intense fragrance for a few days when I've just turned the stems.
These are quick and easy to use and set up. Unscrew and remove the cap. Push out the sealing disc from the top of the cap. Screw the cap back onto the bottle. Insert the rattan stems into the bottle making sure you spread out the stems. Done.
You do need to ensure that the glass jar is placed on a stable surface to prevent any accidents i.e. spillage or even worse knocked over completely. And the instructions do advise you not to place them on polished, painted or plastic surfaces. I have mine on the window seat in the bedroom, or the bay window sill in the living room, both of these are wooden polished surfaces, but I think that as long as you're careful and the glass jar doesn't get knocked over then you could really place them on any surface.
I don't think that these look as nice as the larger style reed diffusers that you can buy that you can actually refill, however these are generally a lot more expensive, but obviously the main advantage here is that you can refill these. I think that this is probably my biggest issue with the little Air Wick ones - you can't refill them.
I have wanted a reed diffuser air freshener for some time, but have always been put off by the price until I spotted this at a great price at Wilkinson's. I usually have plug in air fresheners which are expensive and don't really last that long as well as me being a bit concerned about a fire risk with them (a friend who is a firefighter says they can be very dangerous in this respect, as they are left plugged in for so long and get so hot). My mum uses a reed diffuser and has always raved about how much better they are, but hers cost £12 and I have seen some in the shops for even more than this - over £20 in some cases! - so I have been reluctant to get one.
However, I spotted this Air Wick one in Wilkinson's for only £3 and thought it was definitely worth a go. In all honesty I wasn't expecting it to be that great, due to the price - you get what you pay for right? - but it wasn't much money to lose and it was no more than a plug in refill would have cost. There were a few different fragrances available, including a Christmassy fragrance, but I opted for Crisp Linen & Lilac.
It basically consists of a small jar of 'perfume' into which you place the short reed sticks and it works by the reeds drawing up the frangrance through them and then this diffuses it into the air. I would never have believed how effective this product was if I'd not tried it myself, after putting it on top of my living room cupboard I went upstairs and when I came down 10 minutes later the fragrance was alwready wafting up the stairs! It is a lovely scent and although it has filled the downstairs with it, it is not too overpowering at all. As I haven't had it very long I can't comment on how long it will last, though from other people I have heard that they do last longer than plug ins and there is quite a lot of fragrance in it so I imagine it will last a while.
Either way at £3 a go it is just brilliant, I am off to buy another one for my bedroom! It does say to be careful of putting it on certain surfaces and I would certainly avoid putting it on anything varnished but so long as you are careful with it & ensure it doesn't get knocked over you should be fine.
This is a review of the Air Wick Reed Diffuser which I have received believe it or not third hand, it first being at my aunt's house (my uncle told her to get rid of it) and then at my parent's house (no one liked it) and I commented on how nice the downstairs toilet smelt and was told I could have this new reed diffuser.
I am a fan of diffusers anyway and have had a few for various rooms. This one is in the scent of Mulled Wine and Cinnamon Apple which is quite a Christmassy fragrance but to me it smells like sweeties. I immediately noticed how strong this one was (they generally are when new) and we have put it in our new utility room for now whilst it calms down.
Packaging and setting up
The diffuser is easy to set up. It comes in a cardboard box and you have to remove the lid and insert the wooden reeds into the liquid so that they help the fragrance to circulate the room. Inside the glass bottom are little beads in the same red colour as the packaging which look very pretty. Length wise, it is around 20 cm high so needs to be out of the way really so that it doesn't tip up but I have had diffusers a lot longer than this so not too much risk of knocking over.
Looking online, the Air Wick Reed Diffuser sells on Amazon for £2.99 but I have seen them in the shops at a higher price.
You are getting a lot of fragrance for your money with the reed diffuser and I find mine last for a few months before you stop noticing them. As you can tell, many may find this a little over powering (maybe proof that ours is in its third home!) and too much for their home. I wouldn't want to sleep next to one of these and my sister said it made her feel physically sick. I quite like it but can understand why some would not. I am a fan of scented candles anyway so can obviously tolerate strong smells in the home (when they are pleasant!). I am glad to have acquired this close to Christmas with it being a seasonal fragrance and would probably not choose to have this in the home at other times of the year.
I think this is an OK room fragrance, but would warn people how strong it is firstly. It's not the nicest one I have had but it is nice to have as the Christmas season begins.
With three young children in the house, scented candles aren't a particularly practical or safe option so I generally rely on products such as plug ins, sprays and diffusers to freshen up my home. I have tried some of Yankee Candle's range of reed diffusers in the past but they can be quite expensive so I was pleased to discover that Airwick had produced a range of their own reed diffusers. These generally retail at around £6.99 each but are frequently found on half-price promotions at most supermarkets and stockists including Wilkinsons,which is where I purchased mine from.
A reed diffuser is a method of freshening the home gradually by diffusion. The fragrance is kept inside a glass bottle into which sits a handful of reeds (or what Airwick refer to as 'rattan stems.') The Airwick diffusers are considerably smaller than the more expensive Yankee Candle counterparts but the principal is much the same, with the fragranced liquid being gradually drawn up and through the reeds and the scent being released gradually into the surrounding environment. The sticks used in the Airwick version are smaller and there are actually fewer of them than the YC versions but certainly appear to be just as effective at absorbing the fragranced liquid and releasing it.
I do like the concept of reed diffusers more than other types of air freshener as they are a little more stylish and attractive to look at, especially if used in the living room where other kinds of air freshener can seem a little too obtrusive. I found that to be especially true with this Airwick version, given its small proportions so I was happy to leave this out on display on my mantelpiece in the living room. The design of the bottle is very simple, almost like a tiny little glass vase, and the inclusion of several small beads at the base of the bottle is also very attractive, helping this to appear as much like a stylish little ornament as it does an air freshener.
There is a range of different fragrances available under the Airwick branding. I chose the 'midnight blackberry & vanilla silk' variety, which sounded quite mysterious and unusual. I expected this to be quite a musky type of fragrance, with the fruitiness of the blackberry scents being balanced out by the vanilla notes. The packaging does include a handy 'scratch and sniff' sticker, which helps to give some indication of whether the scent will be to your liking prior to purchase although I wouldn't say the sticker is entirely representative of the fragrance inside the bottle itself.
My first impressions of the fragrance were quite positive, once I had unpackaged the bottle and inserted the stems provided. I can't honestly say that I would be able to identify the scents as being blackberry or vanilla, without the help of the packaging, but the aroma was certainly pleasant enough. The smell is distinctly fruity with a noticeable herbal undertone, almost like a mild lavender fragrance amongst the mix.
The main issue started to become apparent within a few hours of setting the diffuser up and placing it in position. Much as I liked the scent, I found the fragrance to be far too strong and overpowering, with the scent quickly filling the room and becoming quite cloying. I hoped that this would settle down a little once the diffuser had been in position for a while but it didn't really seem to wear off at all. If anything, the fragrance seemed to become even more prominent, especially in the mornings when the doors had been closed all night, allowing the scent to become even more concentrated. The worst aspect was that I found that I was experiencing lingering headaches, shortly after introducing this diffuser into the home. I don't tend to suffer from headaches and the diffuser seemed to be the likely culprit, with the headaches stopping once I moved it out of the living room. I ended up moving the diffuser into the downstairs toilet where, even though this was a smaller area, I wasn't being opposed to the scent on a constant basis.
In the toilet, the diffuser did seem to perform effectively, helping to keep the littlest room in the house smelling fresh and fragrant. I also found that the diffuser retained its fragrance for a surprisingly long period, with the liquid gradually evaporating away over a period of a few weeks. As far as I'm aware, it isn't currently possible to purchase refills for the diffuser bottle but it isn't something that I'd be particularly interested in, given my reaction to the fragrance.
For the price paid, this does seem an effective and long-lasting method of fragrancing the home. The design and simplicity of the product is excellent but one of the drawbacks of this method of air freshening is that it is difficult to adjust the strength of the fragrance accurately. Unfortunately, I found the strength of the diffuser to be a little overpowering and the added inconvenience of the associated headaches means that I'm unlikely to repurchase any other Airwick diffusers.
I always have candles burning, reed diffusers out, plug ins on and the febreeze to hand, I love the house smelling nice. I have tried many different reed diffusers over the years but these air wick ones are totally my favourite. I have one in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and I even have one in my office at work now.
....How it works....
When you open up the reed diffuser there is a container which you need to remove the lid from, this vase holds the liquid/oil so you put the reeds into this and then replace the lid. The oil containing all of the scent will then be drawn up through the reeds and this will fill your room with the beautiful scent, it is so simple to use.
I love home fragrance but it is not always realistic to leave a candle or plug in on all day as I often will not be home, so having the reed diffuser is so safe and is there scenting your home all day. With young children on pets this is such a safe option aslong as you keep it at a height so it can not be knocked over. They need to be left on a flat surface and I would recommend on a window sill, on shelves or somewhere a bit higher as if they spill the oil gets everywhere, I learnt this the first time I used one so now I keep mine at a height.
There are a number of scents, I find different scents are better at different times of the year. The scents include,
- Freesia and Jasmine
- Sweet pea
- Mulled wine - my absolute favourite at Christmas
When I have fragrance in the home I want to be able to smell it and for the room to always smell lovely - this really gives me this.
....Availability and price....
Over the last few months I have noticed the RRP of these reed diffusers getting higher but I will not pay this price as they are often half price.
At Tesco at the moment they are £7 but watch out for offers
At Asda they are £4
I think with price it is hard to say as varies so much, but I pay between £3 and £4 and feel they are well worth this price.
You can pick these up in supermarkets and Wilkinsons at great prices.
I love these reed diffusers so much, can not wait to see the mulled wine scent back in shops, it is gorgeous and just smells of christmas to me! But these are amazing for all year. I recommend these to anyone who wants a constant scent in their home
On a bid to ensure my house smells lovely, I have just discovered reed diffusers, and on a trip to my local Morrisons, I spotted the Airwick version on offer so I couldn't resist and picked up the Magnolia and Cherry Blossom one.
There are currently 5 different fragrances available:
Freesia & Jasmine
Cool Linen & White Lilac
Magnolia & Cherry Blossom
Midnight Blackberry & Vanilla Silk
Mulled Wine & Crackling Fire
*Price and Availability*:
The RRP is £6 which I think is a little steep however I managed to get mine at £3 when on offer. I have seen these available in all supermarkets.
*How to use:*
These are really easy to set up, simply remove everything from the packaging. Unscrew the lid on the glass bottle, remove the stopper on the top and then place the lid back into the bottle. The lid has a hole in it for you then to put the reed stems in.
Open up the stems and the fragrance will then soak up the stems and release the fragrance into the room.
The bottle is quite sturdy and it would be hard to knock over although I like to keep mine quite high up so they are out of the reach of Lauren.
*How much do you get?*:
I have only seen the product in one size and each bottle contains 50ml of the fragrance. Airwick boast the product lasts up to 4 weeks and I have found this to be pretty accurate.
I chose the cherry blossom one as I prefer sweet smells in the house and it does exactly what it should. As soon as you unscrew the lid, the cherry smell 'hits you', initially I felt it a little too sweet and strong but I think that is because it was right in from of me. Once I placed it where I needed to it was a lot more subtle.
I placed the product in the conservatory as we keep that room locked up quite a lot so it doesn't get much air. I can say it now smells a lot fresher in there.
Overall I would recommend this product when on offer, although I think it is great, not sure if I would pay £6 for it
My first experience with a reed diffuser was not a good one. I placed one on my coffee table, but knocked it over by accident and the spilt oil left black stains on the wood, meaning I had to throw the table out. I then placed it on the windowsill but again it got knocked over, drenching a shirt that was drying on the radiator below. Given this experience, I was not in a hurry to purchase another one, however when I found this product on special offer at just £3 I decided to buy it as I had a coupon which meant that it would be effectively free.
The Air Wick reed diffusers come in a variety of scents - freesia and jasmine, cool linen and white lilac, midnight blackberry and vanilla silk, precious silk and oriental orchids and mulled wine and cinnamon apple. I purchased the precious silk and orchids variety as I felt it was the nicest of the ones available at the time, although had the blackberry and vanilla been in stock, I'd probably have gone for that one.
The idea of the reed diffuser is that you get a small jar into which you pour scented oil. You then place reeds into the jar and they soak up the scent, in turn fragrancing your room. Everything you need comes included in the box.
The little jar is glass and is filled with translucent round beads. I actually thought these looked quite pretty, until my fiancé asked why there was 'a jar of frogspawn with twigs in it' on the windowsill! Since then every time I look at it I can't help thinking of frogspawn. The one thing that ruins the overall look of this to me, is that the top of the glass jar has a plastic part around the rim, which makes it look cheap and nasty.
The fragrance oil you get with this is quite strong smelling and it is advisable to wear gloves when pouring it into the glass 'vase' as I can tell you from experience if you get this on your hands the smell will not come off easily. The scent of the reed diffuser is quite pleasant. It's a soft floral smell and although I tend to avoid floral fragrances I don't mind it at all, it's quite inoffensive.
When we first bought this I put it on the windowsill of our downstairs loo. This is the smallest room in the house and the fragrance in the room was quite intense. I don't think it was overpowering, but it was definitely strong and noticeable. The reed diffuser had been in there for about three weeks when we decided to have cavity wall insulation put in. We were advised to move everything off windowsills just in case the vibrations caused breakages and so I put this in the living room. I found that even in there - a much larger room - the scent of this was detectable throughout and it left a lovely subtle background fragrance that I could smell each time I walked in.
I no longer have the box this came in, but I believe the scent of the reed diffuser is only supposed to last for four weeks. We have had ours on the go for around six now and I'm still getting plenty of fragrance from it.
The full price of the reed diffusers is £6.50 in Tesco and £6.13 in ASDA. This has gone up slightly from when I purchased mine as at the time it was £6 reduced to £3. These are on offer quite frequently and I actually saw them just yesterday reduced to £4 in ASDA.
Overall I have been very pleased with this reed diffuser and I would definitely buy another one. It smells lovely and has lasted really well, so I would recommend it.
When I was looking for some new air fresheners recently I came across these Air wick Reed Diffusers on offer at £3 each in Morrisons so I decided to give them a try. I bought 2 different scents - mulled wine and cinnamon apple, and cool linen and white lilac.
They come in a card box which holds the diffuser securely and has instructions printed on it. The diffusers look really nice in my opinion, I find the design quite simple and elegant and I think they'd fit in with any decor. The diffuser is basically a little glass vase full of liquid and little coloured balls, the colour depending on which scent you've chosen.
You need to set up the diffuser first of all, which is simple, you just need to unscrew the cap and remove the seal from the top of the vase then screw it back on again. Then you just pop in the rattan stems which are supplied with it, making sure they're spread out.
The diffuser works because the rattan stems act like a wick, drawing up the fragrance and releasing it into the air. So you just need to place it on a flat surface and leave it to work it's magic. I find the fragrance is nice and strong, but not overpowering, and it is released very quickly after setting up the diffuser. As time goes by you can see the level of liquid in the diffuser dropping as the fragrance is drawn up and released into the air.
The scent is diffused evenly around the space and I find it really does make the room smell lovely. I did have one of the diffusers on the mantelpiece in my living room which is right next to the desk where my laptop is and I found it did give me a bit of a headache after sitting so close to it for a while so I had to move it, but other than that it really is lovely.
I have the mulled wine and cinnamon apple one in my living room which is open plan to my hall and kitchen and even though they are all quite large room the fragrance is noticeable in all three rooms. I also found that after having it in my living room for a while my coat, which is hung up in the hall, smelled of the air freshener, so that just shows how strong the scent is! It is a really warm, spicy scent which I love so much and it makes my house seem very homely.
I have the cool linen and white lilac one in the bathroom ad it keeps the room smelling fresh and clean. I was a little worried it might be overpowering in such a small room because it is quite strong, but it's actually just perfect.
I've had these for over a month now and although the scent is not as strong as at first I do still notice the scent when I come into the room. I think these are great and at £3 are great value for money, but I'm not sure I'd pay over £6 for them, which is their usual price, so I'll be looking out for them coming on offer again.
I was looking for something both different, decorative and that would scent my kitchen. In the cleaning event in Asda last week they had these Air Wick Reed diffusers for just £3. Normally retailing at £6 I wouldn't have been tempted to try it but at this price there wasn't much to loose. I decided to go for Clean Linen and White Violet as I had tried the new mist spray and really liked the smell.
The box it comes in contains a glass bottle/jar that contains a clear liquid that is the scented oil, blocked by a stopper and a packet of 6 circular sticks that are natural rattan stems according to the packaging. Inside the bottle are little white balls that enhance the scent. The diffuser is very simple to organise, all that needs to be done is the stopper removed from the top of the glass jar, I found this to be a little tricky but care and patience and it came out easy enough. You then place the rattan sticks inside the jar and place it wherever you want to.
The smell is truley beautiful, subtle but very effective it gives a gentle scent that radiates across the room and keeps it smelling fresh, very much like summer and is perfect for this time of year I feel.
I have only been using this a week and the oil doesn't seem to have diminished at all so I imagine that it will last longer than the 4 weeks stated but I can't really comment on that just yet.
I would definately consider buying this again and if bought at £3 (the same price as the new mist air freshner and will probably last longer and give a continual scent) it's most definately a bargain. I have my mum using a couple now as well.
I first purchased one of these when I moved home back in December. I personally think they are an attractive way to scent your home.
The diffuser normally costs around £6 however if you shop around you can find them cheaper. In Wilkinsons currently they are £3.06. The scent I always purchase is clean linen and white violet. There are other varieties and handily each box has a scratch and sniff sticker on the outside so you can test the fragrance before you buy.
The Air Wick Reed Diffuser is described in the packet as using natural rattan stems to delicately diffuse fresh and clean fragrances which bring the freshness of nature into your home through an elegant design.
Each pack consists of six rattan stems and a glass bottle full of fragranced oil. The bottle also contains several white beads which enhance the fragrance. To set the diffuser up you simply remove the cap from the glass bottle and insert the reeds into the pot. The instructions then state you need to place on a flat surface.
I place my reed diffuser on the window ledge at the top of my stairs. Immediately after opening you can smell the scent. As stated earlied I always buy clean linen, which smells exactly like clean linen. It reminds me of how my washing smells after it has been blowing on the line on a nice spring day. The smell is stronger than other methods of home fragrancing I have tried (candles and plug ins).
As the weeks pass the oil starts to evaporate until eventually all that is left is the little beads in the bottom of the bottle. I personally find that the fragrance lasts longer than 4 weeks as the reeds continue to smell after the oil is absorbed.
Once the time comes to throw away the bottle I keep the reeds and put them in my drawers to scent my clothes and socks!
I would recommend this as an alternative to the usual fragrancing methods, the scent is far more powerful than plug ins and seems to last a lot longer. The only downside is the price, but if you keep a look out they are often on offer.
The endless battle between busy family and sweet smelling house is ever ongoing but with the air wick reed diffuser, I feel one step closer to victory than I was before. I can honestly say that I have tried most on the market, pot pourri, plug in smellies, aerosols and the pretty looking glass ornaments with built in fragrance (ok so I haven't tried incense but the thought of 'burning' and 'young baby' in the house isn't something I fancy trying for obvious reasons.) That aside I think this is by far the best alternative out there.
The air wick comes in a variety of different scents, all sounding very appealing ranging from Midnight Blackberry & Vanilla Silk to Precious Silk & Oriental Orchids. During the festive period air wick also offer a more festive range such as Spiced Apple and Mulled Wine too. The product includes attractive perfume bottle with lid and natural rattan stems. There are very simple instructions on the back of the packaging and as accident prone as I am, I was not covered in perfume or reed splinters on my first experience of using them so the diffuser is very simple to put together. Inside the perfume bottle are little bead like pods which add to the attractive nature of the bottle. They come in different colours, white, pink and green- so a variety of colours to suit a range of décor....well almost!!
The bottle would be hard to knock over but is not invincible so care would need to be taken where placing them around the house with young children around. If knocked over the perfume could leak out but not a large amount. Mine have never been knocked over so I trust the design of the bottle and where I place them in rooms but I felt it important to mention this issue.
I first switched to these as my mother in law's house is full of them and they have two big Labradors and impressively their house never smells of dogs. Secondly they were on a half price special offer in my local supermarket which kind of sealed the deal. If you have read any of my other reviews you'll see I like to get a bargain.....well who doesn't!!
I use them in our main bathroom, WC and hallway. Personally I really like the fragrance of the Cool Linen & White Lilac and Precious Silk & Oriental Orchids and purchase these ones. They all have a pleasant fragrance but these two are the ones I prefer. It just so happens that the Cool Linen & White Lilac diffuser has white coloured beady pods (my apologies for the terrible terminology) which matches my white bathroom and the Precious Silk & Oriental Orchids diffuser has pink coloured pods which matches my WC décor...(perhaps it's not just the fragrance I like but the fact that they all match the décor too-probably a girl thing!!)
Air wick states the fragrance lasts up to four weeks. After about three weeks the scent starts to fade but again it would depend on the size of the room, the diffuser in my WC will last much longer than the diffuser used in my hallway. After about four weeks I'll give the diffuser a little shake just to move the beads around and stir up what perfume is left to make it last that little bit extra but then after five/six weeks it is time to change them as there is very little perfume left- just the beady pods (again my apologies!!) They are easy to dispose of but obviously with anything like this just keep out of children's reach.
They can range in price from £6-£7 for a single diffuser, supermarkets will offer them half price for £3 on occasions which is when I stock up on mine. Online you can buy a pack of two diffusers for around £9-10. They are widely available to buy in the variety of fragrances as mentioned above.
I have been really impressed with the air wick reed diffuser, it delivers a strong but not over powering scent which lasts for just over a month.
With a house filled with 5 people and I am always looking for new ways to keep them smelling fresh, sorry Freudian slip I obviously mean keep the house smelling fresh.
I decided to try the Air Wick reed diffuser when it was on offer for half price £3.00 and I cant resist a bargain especially a scented bargain!
The reed diffuser fits in really well with the current vogue for air fresheners that don't look like air fresheners and are noe being designed to look like a ornamental piece, it seems that gone are the days of having the white plastic ones with the jelly like substance.
As I said I was swayed by the price but also the lovely sounding scent, midnight blackberry and luxury vanilla although I do have to say that I am unsure what midnight blackberry is, perhaps these are special ones picked only at midnight?
When you take the product out of the box it is in two parts, first you have the small glass vase which is about 6 inches in height. the glass vase is filled with a thick scent liquid which in this case is a almost clear colour and mixed in the liquid are small little wax ball which are about half the size of a malterser these are a cream colour.
The top of the vase has a cap that you need to unscrew and push out the sealing disc and then you can replace the cap which has a hole in the middle and this is where the second part comes in.
Also in the pace are the natural rattan sticks of which there are 6 and the are about the size of your average pencil. You insert the sticks into the hole at the top of the vase and it's the stick that draws up the fragrance and gently releases it.
The scent of this one is quite strong and there is no way to decrease or increase the scent which is why I usually like the plug in ones and for this reason I think that you need to place this in quite a large room so that the scent is not to overpowering. The scent itself was quite natural though the blackberry was quite subtle and it's the vanilla that really comes through strongly.
While discussing the scent its worth saying that the box states that you should get 4 weeks of fragrance from the diffuser and I found that it did indeed last for at least 4 weeks and the fragrance stayed strong for all that time.
Ascetically the reed diffuser is nice to look at and looks unobtrusive in the room and doesn't scream "I'm here because she is trying to hide a smell!"
All in all it's a lovely way to freshen up your home and it does look good however I would probably get a more subtle fragrance next time and wait until its half price again as I'm not sure that I would pay £6.00 for it.
Obviously it goes without saying that you need to keep these always from children and animals, I accidentally touched the sticks when cleaning and the scent was really strong on my hands and took a while to get off so with young children's necessity to put everything in their mouth make sure its out of reach.
Keep it away from fish tanks and bowls also as my friend used air fresheners in the same room as her sons goldfish and it took a while to realise what was causing it as they were onto their sixth fish!
Air Wick was first introduced in 1943. The company specialises in offering various products to keep your household smelling fresh and clean. They offer aerosol sprays, candles, gel fresheners and more and the fragrance selection is huge to offer choice dependant on your mood.
A reed diffuser is a home fragrancing product. It doesn't need to be plugged into a socket or lit to work. It works by using rattan stems in a jar of fragranced oil. The stems soak up the oil and send the fragrance upwards to be released into the air.
===Air Wick Reed Diffusers===
The reed diffusers produced by Air Wick, come available in 5 different fragrances. The 3 main, everyday fragrances include Freesia and Jasmine, Cool Liner and White Lilac and Magnolia and Cherry Blossom.
To coincide with the Christmas season, Air Wick have launched 2 Limited Edition fragrances as part of the Touch of Luxury collection. Midnight Blackberry and Vanilla Silk and also Muller Wine and Crackling Fire (which this review concentrates on). This specific fragrance can also be purchased in sprays, plug ins etc. It is a warm and inviting blend of cinnamon, red apple and vanilla.
The fragrance should last for around 4weeks and each vase contains 50ml of fragrance and essential oils.
===Preparation and Design===
Everything that is needed for the reed diffuser is contained within a tall, cardboard box. The box is open in places at the front allowing you to see what you are getting. If you cannot initially smell the fragrance, a scratch and sniff label is on the front for your enjoyment. The box reflects the colours of this holiday season with warm reds and vibrant greens and all information you require is included on the rear.
Inside the box, a thick, glass vase type container which is clear and shows an abundence of red, circular pockets within a liquid. A pack of 6, light amber rattan sticks are present and await their fate. It is advisable to wear gloves when setting the reed diffuser up. Unscrew the cap of the vase and pop out the plastic piece before screwing the cap back on. Once the cap is on, spread the rattan stems evenly in the hole and place on an even surface.
General practices apply such as avoid contact with eyes, keep away from children etc.
Contains: , Dihydroeugenol , Alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde , Cinnamyl Alcohol , 2,4-dimethyl-3-Cyclohexene Carboxadehyde , Cinnamel , Eugenol , Cinnamonitrile.
===Availability and Price===
The complete set is available in supermarkets and stores such as Wilkos. The normal retail price is around £6.00 but Asda currently offer this at half price (£3.00).
I love my home smelling beautiful and spend a small fortune in plug ins and sprays. I want guests to come into my home and comment on the pleasant aroma they experience and not be looking in disgust if hubby has left his trainers sitting or my son has had a stinky bum incident! I feel there is nothing more unpleasant than entering someones home and it being generally nifty!
SInce moving into a bigger flat in August, I have mainly kept the house nice with the use of the 3Volution plug ins but I decided I wanted something extra festive to blend in with my Christmas decorations and films. Something and screams festive joy and warmth as they enter my home. Around 5weeks ago, I was shopping in Wilkos and spotted the Air Wick Reed Diffuser on offer at £3.46. I distinctly remembered that my good friend, Alyson29 had reviewed this and thought very highly of it so this sealed the deal for me.
I chose the Muller Wine and Crackling Fire variety as it was the only one available on the stand alongside the other festive offerings. I do use the air freshener spray in this range and its a delightfully heartwarming scent and one I very much appreciate at this time of year. The first box I pick up was extremely overpowering in fragrance and it turned out to be leaking inside so I gave it to the assistant and collected another one, ensuring I carefully packed it and didn't bump it on the way home!
By the time I arrived home, I was eager to set up my new treat and had already decided it would take pride of place in my large and rather weird shaped living room. I had never used a reed diffuser before but my partners aunt had one and I didn't know what it actually was until I purchased this one!
Setting it all up was a doddle and I could feel my spirits being lifted instantly. I wore a pair of rubber gloves and popped the cap out with ease and the festive aroma engulfed my senses from the outset. The liquid inside the vase was thick and the red balls reminded me of strawberry jelly cubes waiting to be dissolved but they never did dissolve!
The rattan stems were a good length and once placed into the vase, sat several inches above the opening. Spreading them out caused them to jump around and sit awkwardly but they didn't cause any issues. The overall design was quite pretty and the visual of the liquid contained within, really added a touch of festivity to the ensemble. I placed this on my unit away from my toddlers reach and let it get to work. It was a bit weighty and therefore steady to avoid falling after bumps or floor shoogling!
I thought it would take a long time for the rattan stems to soak up the liquid and release the beautiful fragrance that my nose desired but I was in for a suprise. Within an hour the pleasant fragrance rose from the stems and gradually engulfed my living room. It was delicate at first but after a day or two, the fragrance came through full force and really warmed up my living room.
The fragrance could be detected even at the far side of my living room and at my balcony which is through an alcove. Walking into the room from my hall or kitchen also alerted me to its luxurious presence. The cinnamon was most prominent and was deliciously spicy - childhood memories of baking ginger bread houses with my Gran enter my mind and cheer me up.
I feel that the fragrance changes quite regularly and this keeps the aroma consistent and inviting without being overpowering or boring. I often detect the spicy cinnamon when I first enter the room and the vanilla comes through soon after giving off a sweet and stunning aroma when never fails to amaze me. I fully appreciate the fragrance when lying watching a Christmas movie and it was most appreciated when we decorated our tree 2weeks ago.
Guests and moreso my Mother in law have commented on the beautiful fragrance sweeping through the living room and others have said how warm and welcoming the fragrance makes them feel. Heavy, drawn curtains, the glow of the tree and soft music playing in the backgroud add an enchanting experience to the reed diffusers abilities and I can only imagine have a fire place with a roaring glow to accompany its luxurious pleasures.
Throughout the weeks, the liquid with the vase has soaked up and changed the colour of the rattan sticks. They darkened and the liquid content reduced slowly with the little red balls remaining strong and very much present like Rudolphs nose or mine after 10mins in the cold snow outside! 5 weeks down the line and there is still a small amount of the liquid floating at the base oif the jar. I give the stems a quick budge every day to keep the fragrance alive and although the fragrance isn't as powerful as before, it still creates a delicate and pleasant aroma nearby. I will keep it going until it runs out of scent.
Yes! I fully recommend this reed diffuser. The fragrance is warming and festive and is an amazement to detect when coming in out the cold. It is appreciated by those within my house and also by guests and has lasted longer than expected. It is pretty and looks lovely on my unit and so much nicer than a can of air freshener. The price isn't too bad at half price but I personally wish that refills of the liquid and rattan refill packs were available.
I will hopefully have this fragrance going until after Christmas and will consider purchasing the other fragrances throughout the year as I really enjoyed my purchase of this Air Wick Reed Diffuser.
Thanks to Alyson for your sincere recommendation..Merry Christmas xx
I love to have a fresh, clean smelling home and to have fresh flowers is a pure luxury sometimes, so to give a nice floral aroma I decided to give Airwick Reed Diffuser a try. I purchased mine from Semi Chem for £3.99. I have seen them in supermarkets priced around £6.00, which put me off a little as it seemed a bit expensive, so seeing the offer in Semi Chem I snapped one up.
Airwick make a number of fragrance products for the home, everything from room sprays, to plug in airfreshners and one of their latest is the reed diffuser. I chose this in the magnolia and cherry blossom scent, although it is available in other fragrances also.
What attracted me to this is that it gives off a continuous aroma without being plugged in to any sockets. It is also quite attractive to look at, almost decorative, unlike some air freshner products which are quite ugly plastic monstrosities. I like my air fragrance products to be quite discreet and this exactly fit the bill.
The bottle itself is approximately 4 inches tall, and is wider at the base than it is at the top. At the top there is an opening through which you insert the reeds, which there are 8 of. The reeds are probably about 8 inches tall. The fragrance contained in the bottle is made up of two parts, a clear liquid and depending upon which scent you opt for, coloured balls which I assume contain the actual fragrance. In all this is a very pretty and effective air freshner.
This is really easy to use, no messing about with batteries, or plugging into sockets and getting in the way. Simply remove the product from the packaging, unscrew the lid and remove the cap. Once the cap is removed, screw the lid back on to the bottle. This leaves the product exposed, into which you place the eight slim rattan like stems. The stems then draw up the fragrance and diffuse it gently into the air. The diffuser will give off a continuous fragrance for around 4 weeks.
I love the fragrance that the diffuser gives off, it is subtle and not overpowering, but you can definitely smell it. I love going into the room when I have one of these on the go, it makes it really inviting and clean smelling. The cherry blossom aroma is very floral, it is combined with peony and jasmine, although it is quite artificial smelling, but not in a bad way, you can just tell it is the scent of an airfreshner not real flowers.
I find that they are ideal to give an inviting aroma to most rooms in the home. Mine is currently on my windowsill in my bathroom. A point to note is that they need to be placed on a stable even surface to avoid spillage. This is an oil so could potentially stain any untreated surfaces such as wood, polished or plastic materials. I have used one in my living room previouly which I placed onto a basic coaster to avoid any staining, which worked fine.
Another point to note is that the reeds do become saturated with the fragrance, so try not to touch the reeds, the touch your skin. If you do, wash off immediately. I would also advise keeping this product out the reach of inquisitive little hands.
Would I recommend this product? Yes definitely, it beats those old fashioned gel types hands down, is less costly and safer than an electrical plug in type. It is slow release and really does last for four weeks before you notice that the scent is starting to weaken. Go on give your home a little TLC!