Product Type: Air Wick in Homeware
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cheap and cheerful (only if you mange to get it at half price)
Air Wick Reed Diffuser
Member Name: europe-chick
Air Wick Reed Diffuser
Advantages: normally on offer somewhere at half price, range of fragrances available
Disadvantages: can't refill, expensive at full 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.
Summary: cheap and cheerful (only if you mange to get it at half price)
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