Product Type: Glade in Homeware
Newest Review: ... whilst the limited edition cans hold 275ml. ~My Thoughts~ I cannot say that Glade is my favourite range of air fresheners but I do buy t... more
This Glade Isn't One I Want To Visit At Christmas..
Member Name: angelboouk
Advantages: some scents are cheap, widely available, most sprays are pleasant to use
Disadvantages: scents not very natural, heavy and cloying festive scent
Glade is a range of air freshener products offered by SC Johnson.
When it comes to air freshener aerosols, Glade offers quite a few different scents including Clean Linen and Relaxing Zen. Limited edition scents include Spiced Apple and Cinnamon and Orange and Spice. Glade promise that your home will be left smelling refreshed thanks to the essential oils that they use in their sprays.
The packaging of the regular scents consists of a tall, slender aerosol can with a colour theme based on the scent your have chosen. The limited edition, seasonal scents are presented in a slightly different can which features a trigger spray.
~Price and Availability~
Glade aerosols are available from local shops and most supermarkets. Expect to pay between £1.00 and £3.00 depending on which variation you buy. The regular cans hold 300ml whilst the limited edition cans hold 275ml.
I cannot say that Glade is my favourite range of air fresheners but I do buy them occasionally if money is a little too tight to indulge in my beloved Febreze. I clean my home thoroughly but always have a range of scented products in the cupboard. I love all things festive and this extends to festive inspired air fresheners. I bought my can of Glade 'Air and Fabrics' in the Spiced Apple and Cinnamon scent two months ago but to be honest, it has hardly been used as I am not keen.
The trigger spray releases quite a heavy mist which drops really quickly on to my surfaces and covers them in a damp layer which isn't pleasant. It isn't practical for using around most of my house as it makes my wooden flooring rather slippy. It doesn't do much for fabrics except make them damp which is disappointing.
I bought this one as part of a half price deal but it is priced at £3.00 in Tesco. For this price, I would expect a gorgeous fragrance on par with Febreze but sadly it wasn't to be. The apple and cinnamon are both noticeable in the scent but they aren't overly pleasant at all. The scent is very heavy, cloying and there is a very strong, artificial feel to it. The scent is powerful enough to overtake any homely odours but I cannot say that the scent is as favourable and welcoming as I would have hoped for. I won't be buying this one again.
I have tried a few of the scents available in the regular Glade range and have found the results to be more favourable but not outstanding. The other sprays are normally priced around the £1.00 so good value for money and widely available. Relaxing Zen is quite a pleasant scent which refreshes my home well. Magnolia and Vanilla is another one which is nice enough to use but fails to have a completely 'natural' smell to it which I personally prefer.
I would happily recommend the cheaper scents in this range as the sprays last well and provide ample refreshment for my home. The more expensive Spiced Apple and Cinnamon scent is not worth the money as it smells so cheap and is too overbearing to use. Even the Airwick festive scents are much more appealing and much cheaper!
Overall the Glade range is mainly affordable and the cheaper scents offer a purse-friendly way to scent your home for a short while. Just don't expect outstanding, authentic aromas which last all day!
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: I prefer Airwick or Febreze
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