Product Type: Jelly in Homeware
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Jelly Belly Air Freshener
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
Jelly Belly Air Freshener
Advantages: Smells gorgeous, not too strong, looks good, widely available.
Disadvantages: Doesn't last a long amount of time.
When I first got my car it was a wreck, it had been sat in my friends driveway for a year waiting to be fixed ready to drive and the inside had some mould in it with the bottom of the car on the passenger side being soaking wet. I cleaned the inside and bought covers for the seats as well as keeping the floor as dry as possible however the musky scent still remained and I found it difficult to try for the first couple of weeks with the windows up as it smelt so bad and so when I saw the Jelly Belly air freshners in my local Asda for just £2 I decided to give one a try.
Firstly the air freshener is 3D and looks exactly like a jelly bean just on a bigger scale, mine came looking a little different from the picture in that it was held in a blister type pack which had the cardboard surrounding it. It was extremely easy to open and didn't require scissors to get inside. At the top of the jelly bean there was a plastic hook to allow it to be hung up on the rear view mirror. I found it fitted perfectly and hung well. The jelly bean I bought was bubblegum flavour and was a lovely pink colour, somewhat clashing with my red car but I didn't care the scent was divine. I think aesthetically these are lovely yet quirky and are suitable for both male and female drivers.
There are a variety of scents available, I think there are around 7 in total which can be purchased both on and offline in a variety of retailers. The regular selling price of these is £3 but they can often be found of offer at 2 for £5 or £2 each so worth shopping around for.
So how does it smell? Well after having 3 different air fresheners in the car it still had the musty smell to it and it was driving me mad however they were cheap fresheners and so with this one being more expensive and having rave reviews I thought it would be worth giving it a try and what do you know it worked, after a week the horrible smell had gone and now my car smells like a regular car. The smell was instantly detectable once it was out of the packaging, it was sweet and fruity, it was strong but not overpowering, I found it was lovely and gave a nice subtle scent throughout the car. For the next couple of weeks I found the scent to be detectable on getting inside but it was starting to waver and become much less pungent, by about the third week there was no scent left radiating around my car, I do still have it hung up as I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to air fresheners, I currently have a stick on one on the dashboard, 2 small vent ones, and 3 on my rear view mirror, the jelly belly one does still have a fragrance when you sniff it directly but it no longer spreads the scent round the car which is a bit disappointing, I would really have liked to have found one that lasted a great amount of time, of course 2 weeks isn't too bad but I would still have preferred it to last longer especially for the price.
Overall this is a really good air freshener, it does the job makes the car smell nice and looks nice, not only that but it is widely available and pretty affordable so I will give it 4 stars, it looses one for the non lasting scent which is disappointing.
Summary: A nice quirky air freshener for the car that smells lovely.
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