Product Type: Glade in Homeware
Newest Review: ... that it was time to throw it out and buy a new one. Which I did it just wasn't a Glade solid air freshener. Although it only cost me 5... more
Fade Away, Fade Away The Glade Way
Member Name: Emmald
Advantages: An inexpensive product that tries its best.
Disadvantages: Not too long lasting
I just love anything that makes the indoor air smell sweet and I can often be found hanging over a bargain basket in Wilkinson's sorting through the air freshening products that have been reduced in price. One thing that never fails to fascinate me is the way that we can now buy seasonal air freshening products, I think this is a really novel idea.
Neither of us smoke indoors and now for the first time in many years we have no pets but if the house is all shut up for any length of time you can still sense that the air becomes stale and unwelcoming. In this country we aren't often blessed with good long summers, if the sun shines and we are indoors we can feel free to fling the windows wide open but we go through long periods when that just isn't an option.
The whole range of air freshening products that are made available to us now is just fantastic, we have plug-ins, touch and fresh sprays, air infusions, circulair, scented candles and aerosols and I am sure that my list is not a comprehensive one.
Like us all I buy according to my budget, one week I may be rich and invest in one of the more sophisticated air fresheners and then another pay day may see me heading off in the direction of the bargain basement - that's life !
I must admit that I haven't bought a solid air freshener for a very long time, I have seen many on offer in Poundland and Instore but I usually bypass them in favour of the fancier types.
We have a small lobby and this always seems to be the place where the boots and shoes get kicked off and left laying about and in the warm weather those smelly trainers just honk !
At that point reality kicked in, common sense prevailed and I came to the conclusion that a solid air freshener should be able to cope in that small lobby.
Glade solid is not the beauty of the bunch by any means but to compensate there are three fragrances, magnolia and vanilla, lavender and lily of the valley.
I like lavender anything so that suited me down to the ground. Glade solid is presented in a plain white plastic casing that has a flat bottom so that it stands up. Inside of the tall white casing there is a solid block of gel but to stop the gel withering away in storage the pre- pierced plastic casing is covered over with a sticky label, which you need to remove.
When you first remove the sticker the lavender aroma is really strong and the block of gel is sizeable. I put my Glade solid on the small window ledge in the lobby area and for the first couple of days I did notice a subtle change in the air as I walked through the front door.
Solid air fresheners are notorious for just curling up and dying and in fact my Glade solid started to shrivel fairly quickly. Within the space of four days I think it would be kind to say that my block of lavender gel had become a shadow of its former self and I felt a bit miffed !
The remaining block of gel continued to shrink and harden but in all fairness it was still giving out a decent enough scent.
I paid something like 95p for my Glade solid, so not a bank breaking purchase, it lasted nigh on two weeks give a day or two and then the gel just completely died on me. During the first week the lobby certainly smelled better and far fresher but the effect started to wane by the time we had started week 2.
Glade Solid air fresheners - maybe with all the latest and greatest air freshening products that we have aimed at us now we are just spoilt for choice. I am not saying that I would never buy one again but it wouldn't be my first choice.
Summary: Maybe next time I will use a plug in.
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