Product Type: Jelly in Homeware
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Jelly Belly Air Freshener
Member Name: ChemicalRomance
Jelly Belly Air Freshener
Advantages: Yummy Smelling Air Freshener for your car!
Disadvantages: None for me!
I like to have an air freshener in my car, not because it smells bad but purely because I like to have different scents in there when I open the door. Since I started driving many years ago I've had and bought many many many different air fresheners, for my car, for friends car's when they've had new ones and a lot for my ex-boyfriends car - but that's a whole other story.
~*~ Jelly Belly ~*~
Yes that's right it's the makers of the amazing tasting jelly beans - they make air fresheners, in two different sorts. They make the spray that you spray in your car to make it smell good, and the traditional air freshener that you can hang up in your car and leave in to keep the scent in your car for a bit longer than having to spray it every time you get in.
~*~ Available Smells ~*~
You can get the hanging air freshener in:
Very Cherry - a red bean
Juicy Pear - a green bean
Tangerine - an orange bean
Blueberry - a blue bean
Tutti Frutti -a pink bean
Bubblegum - a neon pink bean
~*~ What's it like as an airfreshener? ~*~
Ok for a starter getting it out of the packet is normally a bit of an ordeal because it's fine ripping the cardboard off the sides but inside that you've got a plastic packaging to get it out of - that only opens on one corner and you have to pull a tab to get the edges to lift. It drives me mad, can't seem to get the hang of it for some reason and every time I get one I end up with plastic sticking into my finger somewhere. They should come with a health warning! That's my warning for everyone anyway!
Once you get it out of the packet, you need to open up the hook to hold it on to wherever you are going to attach it. Remember to snap the connector on the hook though, because (I swear I'm just stupid at times!) I have on many occasions forgotten and tried to ram it on my rear view mirror and wondered why on earth it wouldn't go on and got very frustrated with the thing! Until I've looked at it and realised what I've forgotten to do, other than that it'll secure to your car beautifully, as long as it's not somewhere it can slip off. As I tried to put mine on a hook that was connected to one of my hand rails in the back of the car; only took one corner and it was on the floor. So decided because the hook is so big it's probably better placed on my rear view mirror.
The smell is instantaneous as soon as you open the packet, initially it's not that strong - but once you leave it say over night, open your car door and the scene hits you really hard. I use the blueberry one, and it's a lovely smell to open your car door too, especially when it's been hot, and the scent is warmed up. It's not massively over powering after the first time you open up your car, it's just that first scent that makes you know you've got it in your car! I've come out of the car in summer months smelling more like my air freshener than I do my own perfume, so make sure if you have one that you like smelling like it in the summer when it's beautifully warm. Ok so the air freshener will last a few months in your car, it depends how much you're in it as to how fast all the smell goes I've found. As with my last one I was in the car everyday driving miles to get to uni and the smell faded pretty fast, then when I was only using the car three days a week the smell lasted a few weeks longer. On average mine have last between eight and twelve weeks, but for three pound a pop it's not bad really!
I like how these things look as well they are a giant 3D jelly bean! Beware though if you touch the bean it does make your fingers smell like your chosen scent - and the problem being the bean has a not quite sticky but a texture that makes you want to touch it... (I know I'm weird!) Sitting in the front of my car it looks fab matching my blue interior, the blueberry one I have now has a bit of special meaning now as well, because second time I meant my boyfriend I pulled up behind his car and we had the same blueberry jelly belly air freshener attached to our rear view mirrors.. Not that's got a bearing on how good they are, it just means I always get two now just in case he needs a new one!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
I normally get mine in Asda when they're on offer for two for £5 one for me one for the fella, but normally they are £3 or £4 depending on what offer they feel like... If you buy them from the Jelly Belly website they are £3.49, with postage and on Amazon you can get them for 1p but the postage does vary so you're probably better getting them when you are shopping, save waiting for them to come through the post!
Summary: Awesome looking, smelling and reasonably long lasting Air Freshener!
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