Product Type: Glade in Homeware
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A nice, fresh fragrance round the home
Member Name: SusanLesley
Advantages: Cheap, light fragrance, nice smell
Disadvantages: Doesn't negate strong smells
Now before I start on this review I will just say that you're not going to need to settle down with a cup of tea to read this! It's a review about a good product but there isn't much to say about it!
The product in question is Glade Solid Air Freshener and it is available in three fragrances namely Lily of the Valley, Lavender and Magnolia and Vanilla.
The air freshener comes in the form of a solid gel sealed inside a white plastic container and stands about eight inches high.
When you buy the air freshener the front is covered by a peel off cover. On this there is the Glade logo in blue together with the name of the fragrance and a picture of the relevant flowers.
There is also writing on the back of the container but as it is tiny white raised plastic writing on a white plastic background I have no idea what it says! I am guessing it just gives the instructions for use which, lets face it, aren't rocket science and probably some common sense stuff telling you not to eat the product or such like! If it is anything more interesting than that I have missed out as there is no way that I can read any of it.
To use the air freshener you just peel off the front cover to reveal holes in the plastic case through which you can see the green gel. At least it is green in the Lily of the Valley version which is the one I always buy but it may well be a different colour in the ones with the other fragrances.
When the cover is peeled off the fragrance is immediately obvious. It is fresh, light and pleasant rather than being overpowering, but it does fade as time passes and the air freshener is supposed to 'provide continuous fragrancing for up to a month'. The gel gradually disappears and so does the smell!
I usually put mine on the windowsill with the holes facing the window so that the sun shines on it as the gel seems to work better when warm. These air fresheners can also be used to keep your cupboards smelling fresh.
I find that this is a great little air freshener to provide a light, delicate background fragrance as I don't like strong, unnatural smelling air fresheners.
This one doesn't get rid of strong smells, for instance if I have been cooking, so I use a quick spray of Febreze to get rid of those smells.
It just remains for me to say that these air fresheners are widely available and currently cost just 96p each in Tesco's.
They are made by S C Johnson - all together now - a family company!
Summary: A nice little air freshener