“ Brand: Air Wick / Product Type: Air Freshener „
With the run up to Christmas I went a bit mad on festive purchases to be honest. I spotted this aerosol in my local Poundland store costing of course a pound and bought it because I thought it would be a nice christmassy fragrance but I do own four rather beautiful but whiffy hamsters, a cat and I smoke so I do like to try to keep my home smelling fresh and sweet whenever and wherever possible!
The packaging of this is nice enough. The can contains 240ml of the product and the can in long and red, white and green in colour and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and there is a picture shown of a rosy red apple and a cinnamon stick then on the on the back of the can other information given includes being told a little bit about the product and cautions are given as well as the size stated and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. Its a nice looking can this one and informative enough too and to the top of it there is a bright red plastic push button feature with a decent size hole within it for the spray to easily come out of.
To use this of course you simply spray it into the air and the spray is aerosol as I mentioned before and I find I don't need to to use very much of this at all to get the waft of a fragrance! It is a damp spray but not soaking wet or drippy or anything and the fragrance is sweet and pungent with a real wine sort of fragrance to it with the base note being the crispy apple.
However I have to admit I'm not overwhelmed by the scent of this one. I like the apple and alcohol sort of mix but can't really smell the cinnamon this has to it only really lightly if I take a big sniff however this is decent and well enough blended, does disguise nasty niffs and freshen up a room and linger about for a good half hour and the scent of it is slightly sort of warming too.
However as much as I like the quality of this one it isn't one I would buy again but only due to the scent of it not being as nice as I'd like it to be! Not for me this one sadly but if you sniff it and you happen to like it then its a worthwhile home fragrance to be fair to it.
Available in all good supermarkets etc at about £2.00 a can if you can't find it on offer as I did!
In my bathroom, two air fresheners live on top of my toilet. I have the Asda Smartprice one (already reviewed) which is lasting me for years as I rarely use it, and then another one which smells better (usually Glade or Air Wick) and I do use. A few weeks ago I was tidying my cleaning products cupboard and came across this Air Wick Touch of Luxury Mulled Wine & Cinnamon Apple scented air freshener. I decided that I'd put it in my bathroom in the run up to Christmas.
I'm not sure how much I paid for it (or when it was bought), but my research suggests it costs somewhere in the region of £1 - £2 - you'll probably be able to get it very cheap after Christmas!
This 240ml can (which can be recycled should I ever finish it) looks Christmassy being mainly red, with some green thrown in. There is a picture of an apple and some cinnamon sticks (slightly different from dooyoo's picture). My bottle says "New" on it, however it was certainly over a year ago that I purchased this.
As far as air fresheners go, this looks ok. In contrast to my Spartprice air freshener, this one has the nozzle as part of the lid. I have found in the past that such mechanisms can fail/end up leaking, however this one seems quite sturdy at the moment. This particular can boasts that it is powered 100% naturally (rather than with butane). New Air Wick aerosols "are propelled only by fresh air to deliver a cleaner fragrance experience".
---Using the air freshener---
Instructions for use are to hold can upright, press down on centre of button and spray towards the centre of the room. It doesn't say to shake first, but I do so out of habit.
There are a number of warnings, solvent abuse can kill instantly, keep out of the reach of children, do not spray directly onto surfaces, or onto food (really, why would anyone spray their food with air freshener?!) We are also advised that Air fresheners do not replace good hygiene practices (in case you were thinking that you can stop cleaning your toilet I suppose?!) I understand that these warnings are needed, so make sure you check the can for the others.
---The smell and other info---
The blurb on the back of the can says "Create a dazzling ambience in your home with the magical warming scent of Mulled Wine and festive Cinnamon Apples." I'm not sure I'm THAT bothered about the ambience of my bathroom, and don't tend to spray it anywhere else in the house (although I'm sat in the living room spraying as I write this), but does it live up to the claim?
I feel that this air freshener smells like a combination of mulled wine and apple strudel. Since apple strudel consists of apple and cinnamon, then I feel that Air Wick have got it exactly right. However, although it does smell festive and warming, I also feel that the scent is ever so slightly too sweet and sickly.
This can says that it has been proven to be as long lasting and effective at eliminating even strong odours than previous Air Wick aerosols. This seems like a pretty pointless statement and I don't have any previous Air Wick aerosols handy to compare. I would say that the smell does work well to cover toilet smells, and this one lasts better than some, but not as well as others.
For further information about Air Wick products visit www.airwick.co.uk - you might also be interested in other similarly smelling products such as the plug in air freshener and the diffuser.
I will continue to use this air freshener until Christmas is out of the way, and then I think I'll put it back in the cupboard to be brought out next year. This can is probably going to last me even longer than my Smartprice air freshener - I reckon at least 5 years, possibly 10! I'm not really decided on whether I like it or not, so think that 3 stars is fair.
Currently on offer at Tesco priced at just £1.00 Air Wick's Mulled Wine air freshener was a recent purchase I made whilst doing an instore grocery shop. I like to keep different home fragrancing products in supply at home and whilst I generally think that generic air fresheners can be a little on the hit or miss side I must admit to being quite impressed with this offering from Air Wick.
It's sold in a standard aerosol cannister containing 240ml of air freshener and printed on the reverse of the can are various claims and statements, Air Wick likes to tell us that their air fresheners are different to others as they are propelled by fresh air rather than artificial-smelling butane and boast that their products have a 'clean' fragrance rather than anything too synthetic. Apparently Mulled Wine creates a "dazzling ambience" when sprayed into the air and Air Wick informs that this formulation is longer-lasting than previous aerosols.
As mentioned in other reviews I find that other aerosol air fresheners are usually Ok for delivering a quick burst of fragrance but tend to think that they dissapate too quickly leaving very little evidence to suggest that they have been sprayed in the first place. Some can be very artificial-smelling, others too cloying and strong so it's very rare that I come across a fragrance that I like and want to rebuy again. For a quid I thought I had little to lose by taking a chance on Mulled Wine, I liked the images of Christmas and the Winter months that this created when I saw it so decided to see if it would live up to how I imagined.
Mulled Wine is a deep fragrance with a spicy, cinammon-y undertone that adds an extra layer of interest. Sprayed into the air in my living room its fragrance was immediately noticeable and my first impressions were very good. I liked how it seemed to develop into a warming, welcoming scent and surprisingly for an aerosol air freshener I found that I could still smell it a couple of hours after being sprayed. It's not too in-your-face that it's headache inducing but it's strong enough to clear the air of any tobacco smells that may be lingering and used in my kitchen I found it effective at removing cooking smells.
It shouldn't be used on fabrics as it's not a fabric freshener but inevitably some did fall onto my sofa when I sprayed it and I could still detect it on there later in the day and I was surprised at just how long-lasting this one actually is. It is a 'clean' smell as Air Wick claims and definitely suits the colder months of the year, it has depth of fragrance and did put me in mind of Winter and the run up to Christmas. For a seasonal fragrance I thought this worked well and it did appeal to me and whilst no aerosol has the strength to rival a scented candle in terms of fragrance-producing I've still been left feeling rather impressed with this one from Air Wick.
The only downsides with a product of this nature is the usual 'spotting' that occurs when the fragrance mist settles onto furniture and floor, I have a lot of glass furniture at home as well as laminate flooring and I could see the tiny little marks that it left on my surfaces. It's not a particularly wet mist that is created but does still leave a trail where it has been sprayed, these marks are easily removed though but slightly annoying all the same.
All in all there's plenty to like with Mulled Wine and I would buy it again even if it wasn't on special offer. I like it's fragrance, it is very seasonal and did put me in mind of Christmas and I liked the images it created. It's strong enough to be noticeable and it does remain in the air for a good few hours and does add a bit of interest and fragrance to a home. It's probably been one of the best aerosol air fresheners I've bought and I would recommend it to others so it gets a 4 star rating from me.
Thanks for reading my review.
I bought this to freshen up the house and capture a little early Christmas spirit into the bargain. In truth its use need not be confined to the festive season but it certainly conjures up memories of yuletide days of yore.
The packaging appealingly cites the contents as a 'rich blend of cinnamon and nutmeg, finished with sensual amber and warm woods'. The overall impression I get from the fragrance is that it is intensely sweet and reminiscent of mulled wine just as the heat releases its magical vapours. I would say that it is the cinnamon that prevails the most of the component aromas. The sweet smell could also be conceivably construed as the sizzling sap from the 'warm woods' on the crackling fire. Maybe a better trained nose can detect the nutmeg and amber, but to me these seem fairly indistinct. It is reassuring to read that the contents are made up of essential oils, and the fragrance seems to be very natural. The main thing for me is that I do get a nice Christmassy sensation from the freshener which, fragrance-wise, is all that I really demand of it.
Whereas it scores well in the fragrance department, it does lack a little in one important aspect of performance. Initially the fragrance seems very powerful but I was disappointed to discover that it does not linger long. This is a pity as you are just enjoying the ambience of Christmas future only to be left grasping at the Ghost of Christmas Past! Maybe this is due to the noticable absence of chemicals in the product, which naturally has to be applauded. This is obviously a double-edged sword as the nasty chemicals and preservatives do serve to perpetuate sweet-smeelling sensations, but at what cost? Nevertheless, the freshener is effective at 'neutralising nasty niffs', to paraphrase the old Clorets slogan. This effectiveness has been ably demonstrated after walking the dog over boggy hill and dirty dale. Another plus is the fact that the fragrance is not too intrusive in potentially contentious areas of the house, such as the kitchen. I have found that not all air fresheners are conducive to mixing well in areas of food preparation; there are no such worries here.Furthermore, I found that I have not suffered an allergic reaction of any kind to the spray, something which I can be susceptible to with some other cleaning products.
The packaging has a very festive look about it, with cinnamon sticks and apples arranged in front of a crackling log fire beneath glistening snowflakes. This is set against a deep crimson backdrop beneath the large, swirling, green Airwick logo.
The canister is fairly standard, although the nozzle is well placed, centrally at the top of the container, next to a de-compressed button. This means that the product can be readily discharged in a vertical direction with a squeeze of your thumb or index finger. This does make the spray easier to dispense than from many a canister whose nozzle is placed at the side, as well as discouraging contact with surfaces.
The labelling contains all expected information such as directions, fairly self-explanatory cautions, and contact information.
Shake well before use. The spray is released vertically. Do not spray directly onto surfaces, on food or fabrics. In case of contact with surfaces, wipe immediately with a damp cloth.
The manufacturers state that this canister can be recycled when empty.
UK: PO Box 4044 Slough, SL1 0NS
Tel: 0845 769 7079
ROI: Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24
01 661 7318
*Please note this product is officially known as 'Airwick Touch of Luxury Mulled Wine and Crackling Fire Essential Oils', and differs slightly from the item shown in the photograph.
Whenever shopping I always find myself throwing a can of spray air freshener into the trolley, I am a real sucker for the promises of fresh scents of meadow sunshine, and warm crackling fires, complete with the warmth, vaporising through a rather smelly room, replacing the bad with the amazing!
After buying a rather splendid Christmas themed scent for my automatic dispenser, I found they were also selling the same scent in the can form, which is ideal for the bathroom, my bathroom or I should say toilet room is tiny, so any smells that maybe made seem to be much stronger due to the confined spaces, and there is always a queue in my house!
The spray in question is - "Air Wick touch of luxury - mulled wine & crackling fire".
The can is pretty generic looking, with it being a tin looking very much like a polish can, with a plastic lid on the applicator end.
The brand name is very distinctive in green against the rich and sumptuous looking red colour which seems to be the colour used to relate to wine and fire, giving it a rather Christmassy feel too.
On the back is a small description of the scent of the spray, which is described as a "rich blend of cinnamon and nutmeg, with sensual amber and warm woods", ok, I can imagine the spices' scent but for the amber and woods I will have to see if I can recognise these after spraying!
The one thing I did notice about this particular brand is the spray nozzle. Many of the other one's I have used before have been bog standard spray nozzles, spraying the product out of the front of the can, meaning only so much with come out due to loss of pressure within the can and the liquid inside not being able to travel that far up the inside of the tin, especially having to tip the can on it's side to get the spray into the air rather than spraying on to the floor.
This can's nozzle is at the top of the can, so you can spray the contents directly up into the air, helping to disperse the product much easier, though don't spray it directly up above your head, or you will smell extremely festive for the rest of the day, as the spray does soon come back down again in the form of a water vapour, albeit very fine.
The smell of this product is just as you would expect, like Christmas in a can, with the scent being very spicy and festive, but quite heavy too!
The spices' are very prominent (as I knew they would be) with the amber probably being there, but as a background scent and the warm wood actually being there, with a strange warmth with a real earthy scent bringing up the rear, really quite pleasant indeed!
The reason that this spray smells so deliciously vivid and strong is due to the addition of essential oils within the spray, this means that this isn't an entirely synthetic scent but with some basis of the original scents being there.
Downside, and lets be honest there always is, the scent could be deemed as far to heavy for some people, especially one's that suffer with bad heads, giving the same sort of effects as walking into Lush the first time!
Also the fact that the spray doesn't really last beyond a minute or two is another downfall, I would prefer the scent be lingering for at least as long as any bad smell being covered is there, meaning once the scent goes at least the smell has gone, because to be fair the spray doesn't neutralise any bad smells, though in fairness doesn't state that it is supposed to.
Price wise this cost £1.00 a can on offer (still currently running in asda), with these retailing around the £1.40 mark full price.
For more information on scents and products available visit - www.airwick.co.uk
This is a lovely scented spray, that delivers a lovely burst of festive scent, albeit being quite short live.
Thanks for reading x
I tend to buy a lot of fragranced candles and have also bought various plug-in air fresheners over the years. One of the fragrances I like, particularly at this time of year as the nights are drawing in and with Christmas fast approaching, is Mulled Wine. I have previously enjoyed candles and plug-ins scented with this fragrance, so when I saw this Mulled Wine aerosol air freshener by Air Wick on offer for 99p recently, I didn't think twice about buying some.
Air freshener aerosols are not something I buy very often, as I prefer the longer-lasting fragrance of a candle or plug-in unit. As nice as these aerosols are when you give a quick blast into the air, the fragrance I find never lasts very long.
The can itself is also attractive with its luxurious looking design and shades of red. The photo included here is not identical to the product I bought because the manufacturer has recently updated this product and it is now advertised as Mulled Wine & Crackling Fire.
To be honest, the fragrance I find has not changed much at all. Indeed I cannot tell any difference between this fragrance and the previous Air Wick Mulled Wine product. If there is any difference it can only be very subtle. However, by adding 'crackling fire' to the fragrance name, it does give it a slightly more attractive appeal, as it conjours up images of cosy winter nights in front of a log fire.
Advertised as a 'Touch of Luxury' and containing essential oils, Air Wick state this is a rich blend of cinnamon and nutmeg, finished with amber and warm woods.
It certainly is a heavy spicy fragrance, but I am a lover of spicy fragrance so it appeals to me.
After shaking the can, you then press down on the appropriate indentation on the top of the can, which releases quite a forceful blast into the air.
You can smell the fragrance instantly and a couple of short bursts I find is enough to fill my room with the fragrance. The overall scent here is cinnamon and when you first spray the product it is the cinnamon fragrance that hits you first. It then becomes more subtle allowing the softer, but still spicy fragrances of nutmeg and amber to come through.
Whilst I really like the fragrance, it does not last very long. Two minutes after spraying, it is hardly detectable anymore. Although it is ideal for quickly giving a room a burst of fragrance, it does not have any staying power, would only mask smells for a minute and certainly wouldn't eliminate them. So bear that in mind if that is to be your reason for using it.
This is why my personal preference is for scented candles, plug-ins and other types of air freshner which provide either continuous or longer lasting fragrance. Having said that, I don't regret buying this product as it is ideal for when you want a quick boost of fragrance around the home. I do have to be careful when using it though, as my cat is terrified of any aerosol being sprayed, so I have to ensure she is not around when I use either this or any other aerosol.
I can recommend the fragrance if like me, you enjoy spicy fragrances and I would buy it again, particularly if it is on offer. It is the ideal fragrance for the winter months and Christmas. However, if longer-lasting or continuous fragrance is what you require then you are far better off buying the scented candles or plug-ins.
I take real pride in my home and see it as my sanctuary and the place where I can relax and totally chill out. Consequently, for as long as I can remember I have purchased dozens of different types of products to give it a beautiful fragrance to help me to relax, which to be honest, I rarely find the time to do these days.
If you have read any of my previous reviews you will be aware that I favour spicy aromas, particularly as they always remind me of cold winter evenings where I am warm and cosy in my home and the magical time of Christmas. The product I am reviewing today is something that I discovered approximately a month ago and is part of the Air Wick Touch of Luxury range.
It is a 300 ml aerosol containing essential oils and the name of the fragrance is Mulled Wine and Crackling Fire, which is manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser. Whilst the photograph shown by Dooyoo is solely for the Mulled Wine this is the updated version and I have not made a product suggestion as in my experience Dooyoo would advise me to post my review here.
Whilst I have previously purchased the Mulled Wine fragrance in an electrical plug in, the additional Crackling Fire is a new addition. The design of the aerosol is considerably appealing with its' lid, which is incorporated into the actual can, being bright red and located underneath is the familiar Air Wick logo surrounded by large swirls of green and white. The lower section of the can is dark red where we are provided with an image of half an apple located next to a bundle of cinnamon sticks and in the background are the orange flames of a roaring cosy fire and a few snowflakes are falling from the winter sky.
The appearance of this product conjures up images for me of a loving family cuddled up on a large cosy sofa in front of the television with a beautiful burning log fire to keep them warm. The weather outside is cold and the family are really happy and content. Daft I know, but this is my image! I'm not generally a great lover of aerosol fragrances, as many that I have tried smelled very artificial. However, this has to be one of the best by far, as it smells so Christmassy.
To use the spray you simply need to shake the can well and press down on the appropriate section on the lid where the spray will be released vertically. The spray is quite forceful, so be careful of where you are aiming! The instant you dispense the product you will be greeted with the most delightful fragrance of mulled wine with the beautiful addition of Christmassy cinnamon. As with all products of this nature, you should not spray onto any surfaces and if contact occurs immediately wipe with a damp cloth.
Whilst an electrical plug-in will provide your home with a continuous aroma, obviously the spray only temporarily fragrances. In my opinion, the mulled wine and cinnamon scents are extremely natural smelling, but will only fragrance for up to half an hour. This is the only downfall for me, but I had not expected any different from an aerosol product.
As the can is pressurised we are provided with the usual precautionary information, such as do not pierce or burn, keep out of reach of children and do not smoke whilst using.
I recently joined the Air Wick Fresher Homes Club; the details of which you will find on their website. Membership of the Club will give you advice on fragrancing your home and you will be eligible for money off vouchers and free products.
Would I recommend this product? It's difficult to say, particularly due to the fact that the fragrance doesn't last long. If you prefer to temporarily fragrance your home, then yes, I would recommend it, but if you like something a little longer lasting I would suggest you opt for Air Wick's electrical plug ins.
You can purchase Air Wick's Touch of Luxury Mulled Wine and Crackling Fire from most supermarkets and I would advise that Tesco are currently selling it at 99p for a 300ml can, which can be recycled once empty.
I'm going to give this product 5 stars due to the fact that it smells so beautiful, as I don't think it fair to deduct any due to its' lack of staying power, as in my experience, the majority of aerosols are similar.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
AIRWICK WINTER COLLECTION
I know I am a bit out of season but recently I had a bit of a spring clean and I found an almost new can of Air Wick Air Freshener Spray, it had got pushed to the back of the cupboard and I had forgotten about it. It is the Mulled Wine fragrance from their winter collection.
I do not usually buy these sort of sprays but I had a coupon for a free 300ml can so I thought I would give it a go.
It is in the usual tall thin can that air fresheners come in and it has a red plastic top with the spray button in it, there is no separate lid to remove. It has Air Wick written at the top in green and beneath there are pictures of apples and cinnamon sticks. It also has the words Winter Collection Essential Oils Warming Mulled Wine on the side of the can. The instructions are on the back along with the usual warnings for a flammable product.
The spray is a blend of cinnamon, red apple and vanilla. The apple and cinnamon are quite strong smelling, you can smell the vanilla but its more of an after smell. The fragrance is lovely, not what I would call fresh but more of a cosy homely fragrance.
The smell also lasts well, when sprayed in the lounge it lasted a good hour but when I sprayed it in the bathroom and the porch it lasted several hours, I was really pleased.
I would consider this product again although I do normally use scented candles or wax tarts to fragrance my home,but the Air Wick spray did an excellent job.
Nice fragrance that lasts well
It is in a pressurised can
Now that all of my neighbours have started to put up their Christmas decorations, it has made me start to get into the Christmas mood. I like little things that create that Christmas essence which is why when I was shopping at my local Tesco the other day I just had to buy the Airwick Mulled Wine Aerosol. I am not normally someone who buys into Christmas but I like the idea they have scented Mulled Wine so that your house can have a hint of Christmas in the air as no other companies seem to have done anything and I also love the rabbit advert on TV for this product.
Now, a few facts about Airwick, they were actually founded all the way back in 1943 which surprised me as they have a very modern look about them. It was one of the first companies to target the idea of cancelling out bad odours and took the USA by storm. With success in the American market in 1953 they decided to branch themselves out to other continents such as Europe, Canada and Australia. Now, the company are apparent in 60 countries and the range has expanded greatly with many fragrances, gels and aerosols to keep the smells at bay.
The look of the Mulled Wine Aerosol really has that look of Christmas with a festive design. It is in a can which has the Winter Collection label on it then it has a rich burning red look with teardrops dropping down the design with apples and wood images inside these. There is then an open door way which has an image of a burning fire making it very wintery. The colours are golden and red with some hints of green.
The can is 300ml which isn't too bad and the product is described as having a seasonal atmosphere with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and crisp red apple. These sound very nice and also all safety precautions are listed on the back so that there are no accidents with the spray.
Once I got home, I took my spray out and started to spray it around the home just to get that warm winter scent through out. The spray is easily let out by pushing down the button at the top, you don't need to spray too much of this as the scent is quite strong and doesn't need a lot. Instantly, the main notes lifted out are the cinnamon ones, they are the most overpowering but the faint sweetness of vanilla can be noticed too. I am not too sure about smelling the apple hints but the cinnamon is the most festive and really takes out any bad smells around the house.
The spray really lingers for a good bit but I'd say after about half an hour it starts to lift out of the air which is the only downside so the cinnamon doesn't last all day. It does create a warm scent to a cold house and I love the Mulled Wine scent as it really does smell like it.
I really love the smell of this spray and it is good value for money as I have been using it for a month or so now and the can is still full but it depends how often you spray this. One of my friends came into my house and said she wasn't so keen on the Mulled Wine scent so I think it is just a matter of what you like, you either love it or you hate it.
If you are feeling festive with December quickly pressing on then you might want to invest in this spray so that your house has a whiff of Christmas for all of the parties you might be hosting. The Airwick Aerosols are available from most supermarkets, I got mine at Tesco and it only cost me £1.49 which isn't too bad at all.
They also do a Mulled Wine candle if you love this spray that much which sounds really nice, I will probably now get one of these which costs £3.
They also have the FreshMatic Instant Spray in this scent too, I think most products cover the full range of scents; it's just a matter if your local supermarket sells the full range. They do the Crystalair and the Electric Refill which are more expensive ways of getting the Mulled Wine scent.
For more information on Airwick and their full product range just head on over to http://www.airwick.co.uk and then you can find everything you need to know about the brand.