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
Not a nice smell at all!
Member Name: CarolineMB
Advantages: Easy to open, lasted reasonably well
Disadvantages: The artificial smell
I have bought these air fresheners a few times in the past and to be honest I'm not sure why I bought them a few times as I knew by the first time I didn't like them! They are made by the well known household name of Glade and this fragrance is Lily of the Valley although I am somewhat dubious as to how they can claim that!
There is no packaging on the item as such. The actual product is on the shelf how it would be displayed once you get it home bar the actual paper strip which you need to peel off once you want to open it. It's good from a recycling point of view that there's no extra packaging as it would be unnecessary.
The actual fragranced gel stick is encased in a white plastic object with many slits in the front to enable the smell to come through. When you want to open it you just peel off the front label which is very easy to do as there is a bit already done for you and you just grab that to pull. The first thing I noticed was an irritating flowery smell that just got under my nose straight away! I almost found it tickling my nose a bit. I also didn't like the smell at all, it seemed very artificial and didn't have any subtle sides to the smell, just strong artificial flowers.
Unfortunately I did actually find that this air freshener lasted quite a while in my bathroom, a good couple of months. Typical that I find one that lasted alright time wise but I didn't like the smell! But I don't know if because the smell irritated me that I felt it lasted longer than others do just because I kept thinking about it! Although the smell of the gel continued for longer than the average one, I did think the edges of the gel dried up quite quickly and looked a bit nasty sooner than I would have hoped.
These are available to buy in most supermarkets and cost £1 in Tescos and sometimes about 89p in places like B&M Bargains.
Summary: Reasonably priced air freshener but personally I hate the smell!