I usually buy Yankee Candle products as a luxury to myself and because they last so long I don''''t find myself buying them all that often. I do like to stick with what I know and so when choosing Yankee Candle products I usually buy Midsummers Night as this is my favourite. I actually first saw these car air fresheners in Clintons and I couldn''''t resist trying them out. There was 3 in a pack which seemed reasonable for what they had cost. When I went to put these in my car for the first time, upon opening the pack you get an instant scent of the air freshener and as soon as you have taken it out of the packet the smell has spread throughout the car. Every time someone would step in my car they would compliment the smell and these air fresheners last for a long time. They obviously become weaker over time but still give off a scent for a good while. The pack of three is good, and they do make packs of three that contain three different scents so if you don''''t know which scent to go for these are perfect. I would mention that if your looking to buy these I''''d have a look online because you''''ll definitely find them cheaper than in the shops. Overall this is a top product and I''''d absolutely recommend these to anyone who is looking for a great car air freshener that lasts and actually does it''''s job. I will stick with these myself now and look forward to trying out some new scents! :)
Review of Yankee Candle Car Jar air freshener.
OK, I am writing a Yankee Candle review, after months of resistance, after having stated that I do not automatically rate Yankee Candle reviews as there are so many of them on the various review sites, here goes, my first ever Yankee Candle review!
**The Yankee Candle Car Jar**
Unless regular review site users have been living in a box, I am sure everyone will have heard of Yankee Candles in some way, shape or form.
The product I am reviewing is not a candle however, it is a car air freshener, made by the Yankee Candle company. The fragrance of my car jar is French Vanilla. The pack I have is a bonus pack, it contains 3 car jar air fresheners.
The actual air freshener is a cardboard jar shape, impregnated with fragrance. It is designed to be hung up in your car, however I see no reason why it could not be used in another location, such as a small room or cupboard.
The air freshener comes with a black thread for hanging purposes. The cardboard jar has a picture of ice cream wafers and cones and the familiar Yankee Candle logo in a gold coloured font.
The fragrance is absolutely delicious, rich, sweet and almost overpowering vanilla fragrance. It is almost exotic and it certainly fills my car with scent. I really love this fragrance and find it quite uplifting when I open the car door and my nose is met with the sweet vanilla scent.
The fragrance seems to be very long lasting, my current car jar has been hanging in the car for several weeks now and it still almost as potent as it was at first opening.
**Price and Availability**
Yankee Candle products are widely available in shops and of course on line.
The company UK website, www.yankee.co.uk is currently selling a single French Vanilla Car jar for £1.99. The bonus pack of 3 car jars is listed at £3.98.
There are literally dozens of car jar fragrances to choose from, so I am sure there will be something for most tastes, I quite fancy trying the 'New Car' fragrance next time!
Mine was purchased at the Yankee Candle shop at McArthurGlen, a discount designer outlet in Ashford, Kent, where Yankee products can be found at bargain prices.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
This is a winner for my money, however, I do feel that this is a definitely a female scent, my other half doesn't care for it at all, as he finds it a bit 'girly', his phrase, not mine!
My daughter, who bought me the car jar as a Christmas stocking filler, doesn't like it either, as she says it gives her a headache.
I am very impressed both with the car jar scent and the fact that it is long lasting. I will certainly replace these with another in the Yankee Candle Car Jar range when these are finished.
There are many car air fresheners on the market, some good, some poor, some mediocre and some, like the car jar, exceptional! A 5* air freshener in my opinion.
I would recommend the Yankee Candle French Vanilla Car Jar to others, particularly if you like a vanilla scent.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 February 2012
N.B. My reviews may appear on other sites under the same user name.
*Sorry if I'm stating the obvious, but just in case anyone is in any doubt over my review title, 'jam jar' is Cockney Rhyming slang for car!
I am always really lazy when it comes to car air fresheners and when I get one, I'll normally leave it in there for months where it becomes more of a decoration rather than scented. I also tend to find that the smell fades quickly and I feel I never get my moneys worth which is why I wanted a good brand. I recently bought a coffee one and thought it'd be nice but it was horrible and so when I spotted these jars in cars I passed I goggled them and when I saw the flavour Vanilla Cupcake, I had to have it.
These jars, are really nice to look at and very distinct in appearance. You can buy them in packs of three or individually, I bought one at first to test it out. They come in a plastic packet with the Yankee Candle logo on them and are flat paper shaped jars and each are different colours depending on the scent. Mine has a picture on the front of cupcakes and is a golden warm yellow colour and has a string at the top of the jar and is very light. It also states the scent name on top of the picture but is vibrant and really pretty.
These car jars are a nice idea and they come in a wide range of scents and now that I love this one so much, I'll definitely be buying some more. Once you open the packet and take the jar out, it does smell very strongly. I had tried the vanilla cupcake candle before so knew I liked the scent but it is slightly different for the car. The smell is very intense so a lot stronger but it still smells nice and sweet and it does still remind me of a vanilla cupcake, it is very pleasant and I like the for the car.
To put in the car, it is very easy as the string just wraps around your mirror. It is the right fit so that it isn't swinging uncontrollably and being annoying, it stays in places swinging lightly. I kept this in my car when I got it and when I went into my car the next day it had a lovely sweet smell but it wasn't as strong as I wanted it to be. However, I do feel the longer I've had it the more I notice the faint sweetness but I suppose being my car, I'll become immune to it whereas passengers get in and compliment the smell.
After having this car jar for a bit longer now, I still feel it isn't the strongest one you could buy but I like that as it is subtle but still sweet. It still has kept its smell though and having had it for a month that is very impressive. These jars are good value for money and you are paying for the name as well as the fact they do scents that you just don't get anywhere else. The scent is really rich and homely and reminds me of baking and I do think it is a lovely idea to have rather than your usual pine scent.
I think these are worth buying, maybe more novelty for women rather than men as they might hate having a jar. I have now thoroughly eliminated the horrible coffee scent from my car but I would say every couple of months you will need to change these to keep the scent fresh in your vehicle. I think all ages would love these jars as my mother loves hers as much as I do, there really is no barrier. The scent range is worth taking a look at as there are some great ones to choose from.
You can buy these in Clintons where I saw them on sale or Amazon for £2.10 on their own adding on p+p or £3.99 plus postage for the 3 pack which may work out cheaper.
The official website is http://www.yankeecandle.co.uk/ where you can buy from but it is pricier.
Having always used the 'magic tree' car air fresheners, we were reluctant to switch brand.
However, after my mother introduced me to the Yankee candle brand (I previously used cheap supermarket candles) I discovered that Yankee candles have a long lasting and very original scent.
I was given one of these as a gift, as I expressed to my friend that I was a bit fed up of my car smelling like a dull fabric conditioner. I made the mistake of not reading the instructions and throwing the packaging away-oops! Lovely as the smell was, it was extremely overpowering and meant that I had to open the window for at least a few weeks! Having told my friend about my experience with it, I was told that actually you need to remove the packaging very gradually, in order to release the scent in the same way. Now I have started doing this, I am very satisfied with these 'jars' and would recommend them to anyone.
My most favourite scent when it comes to Yankee Candle is the Macintosh Apple flavour. To be honest most of them are lovely but this one has really captured the essence of the flavour in my opinion and is so different from anything I have smelt before.
A Yankee Candle Car Jar is basically an air freshener that resembles one of the Yankee Candle large glass candle jars and I think look really nice and different from the usual air fresheners you can get. It is designed for your car but to be honest you can put these anywhere you want some Yankee Candle fragrance without using a candle and anywhere that you don't want a flame.
This car jar is my absolute favourite and has been keeping my car smelling lovely for the past couple of weeks. Yankee Candle describe the macintosh smell as, "So vividly real you can almost taste the unmistakable crunch." I love the way this is described and it really brings the fragrance alive for me. On first whiff you get a really nice crisp fragrance and then the smell really comes to life in that second whiff and really fills the air or the space with a beautiful fruity fragrance.
What's nice about these car jars is that they come in a plastic wrap. I only open this ever so slightly to begin with which lets just enough fo the fragrance out without it becoming too overpowering. Also, in my opinion, this keeps the fragrance working for longer. I pull the plastic down a little bit further every now and then to let more of the fragrance out and I really find that this has made the car jar last longer and I do not need to replace them so often.
The jar is just made of a thick cardboard and has a black elastic tie at the top. This enables you to attach the jar to your rear view mirror and have it hang there. To be honest though I find these a little large for this area of the car and they can get in the way of your visions so I tend to either just keep mine in the door of my car or hang it over the gear stick.
This car jar is the most amazing red colour to reflect the fact that it is the macintosh apple smell. There are also pictures of lovely macintosh apples on the jar too which I think also makes it look like a really nice air freshener to have in the car. I bought mine in America where it cost me about $3 but they are available on the english website at www.yankeecandle.co.uk
I love these and always have one in my car!
*** Design ***
The Car Jars are designed to look like a yankee candle glass jar except they are obviously made from a thick cardboard. They look very pretty handing from your rear view mirror and as they are fairly long and narrow, they don't obstruct you view.
*** Effectiveness ***
These are very very strong smelling. The first one I had was the Vanilla Lime one - an attractive greencolour with a picture of what looks like a milkshake or something. I opened the package and was hit instantly by the very strong smell. Luckily, I loved the smell and the fact that it was really stron was a bonus for me, I like getting into a car that smells good!
They last a long time and tend to really work well in making your whole car smell good. I felt that with mine, it lasted ages until one day the smell was just... gone! Luckily I'd bought a 3 pack so I could instantly replace it and get my Yankee Candle fix!
They don't cover up band smells - although you really wouldn't want to do that anyway, you'd want rid of the bad smell first, but they do make your nice clean car smell really really good!
*** Price and availibility ***
They are quite pirce and the price does tend to vary a little depending upon where you get them.
They are available from a wide variety of stockists - usually specialist places like gift shops and garden centres, as well as Clinton cards and ebay. Sometimes the variety can be limited as most stockists understandably concentrate on the candles, but if you get a good stockist, the variety of scents you can get for your car is pretty amazing.
I would certanly recomend these over the usual run of the mill air fresheners like Magic Trees etc which all smell so fake. These truly smell of what they claim to smell of and they are all delicious, well worth the price!
I like Yankee candles and enjoy the smell of them in my home. Therefore when I saw this product at my local garden centre I couldn't resist buying one. The trouble was deciding which fragrance! I had the choice between vanilla cupcake, sun and sands, clean cotton and coconut bay however I've noticed a couple of other ones to choice from online.
*Price and availability*
I paid £3.99 from my local garden centre White lees in Huddersfield. They are widely available online and priced between £3.99 and £4.15. Most of the packs come in packs of three, which I think is really good value for money.
The car air freshener is cleverly shaped like the house warmers; these are the Yankees candles that come in the glass jars; these are a particular favourite of mine. The air freshener is a little fibre board which is standard for all car air fresheners and the fragrance is impregnated in the fibres. The one I bought was clean cotton which is written on the front with a little image of laundry on the front. The image is the same on the other side, so that when it is hung up everyone can see it. At the top; as is with most air fresheners, there is a black piece of string so that you can hang it up or fasten it to anywhere you fancy. The instructions state that you should avoid it having contact with any surface, whether plastic or material as it could stain.
However I have mine fastened to the air vent in the car, completely in contact with the plastic and it is fine. I'm not a big fan of anything dangling in my face when driving.
The car jar is comes in sealed packaging and as soon as you open it you can smell the fragrance. The actual air freshener is wrapped in a cellophane bag which you are supposed to keep on in order for the fragrance to last longer. To keep it on neatly, simply cut a little hole at the top of the bag so that the string will poke out and you can hang it up. I didn't read the instructions and took this bag of thinking it was unnecessary packaging. It didn't seem to make a difference really and it actually looked better without it on.
I'm not a big fan of air fresheners on the whole as I was put off by those cheap trees that smelt revolting. This one however, is very pleasant. It is quite overwhelming at first but soon settles down and it lasted about a month.
The Clean Cotton fragrance is deliciously fresh and does smell like freshly laundered sheets. It has notes of fresh flowers and lemon; these all combine to smell clean and inviting.
I love the air fresheners, this particular one smells delicious and nothing like any air freshener I've had before. I love the design and think that it is a novel idea. I love Yankee candles so why would I not want to take one with me?
The car jar however is not a neutraliser and bad smells still linger in the car, however they do make the air smell a little more pleasant.
I would certainly buy them again as I think they are really good value for money, although a month is not a very long time to last.
I like the fact they are versatile and you could use them around the house, perhaps in cupboards to freshen them up.
Now, i havent really been involved in the Yankee Candle craze to be fair and have not tried any of their candle products at all. Im more of a plug - in girl myself although i know you have to be careful with those too!
While perusing E-bay, i came across the Car jars, a car air freshner similar to a magic tree for your cars really. For £1.49 i thought that i would give one a go, and was lucky for it to be with me within 48 hours of paying for it!
I ordered the Sea and sand air freshner, but Yankee candle see many fragrances for the car jars, up to 20 i have found on their website in fact, ranging from 'leather' to 'vanilla' and so on. Yankee Candles were founded when at Christmas 1969, 'Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle'. (Yankee.co.uk:2011)
SO, the air freshner comes in the shape of one of the Yankee jars, with all of the labelling you would find on one of the yankee jars, but instead is made of cardboard. With a hole punched in the top, the stretchy loop is placed so that you can hang this in your car to infuse the lovely smells in your veichcle. The philosophy is that same of that with a magic tree, in that you are supposed to keep the bag on the freshner, but pulling it down bit by bit over time to release the fragrence gradualy, but to be honest i never bother, i do not really find hanging a plastic bag in my car very appealing or attractive for that matter, so this gets binned as soon as i open it!!
So where do i hang it?? Although it is a pretty jar, it is quite large to stick dangling from my rear view mirror and my MOT is coming up, and my car has previously failed becasue i stupidly forgot to remove the air freshner which was 'occluding my view', so mine sits hung from my gearstick and is not in the way at all. Being the fragrance it is, it is beige in colour and therefore is not garish and fits the decor quite nicely.
The smell, well sun and sand is probably quite hard to capture, but i think it smells a little like sun cream, and reminds me of being on holiday, so well done Yankee, your mission of sun and sand is quite easily accomplished. I cannot comment of the other fragrences as this is the only one i have bought.
The freshner has been in my car now for 3 weeks, and i can still smell the fragrence, which is good going considering i use my car every day and you can become quite immune to the smell of your air freshner if you use the car a lot. For £1.49 definately worth the money.
Now, although it is a car jar, i have used these behind curtains, attaching them to the pole and also in the wardrobe to freshen the smell of my clothes (not yankee, but a similar make), and i find this very effective at keeping things fresh discretely, so theres another idea for you. Even taped to the inner lid of your wheelie bin will help to neutralise the odour!
So to conclude, they are a cheap and effective way of fragrencing somewhere without the need for electricity or a flame, so all good there, using the bag around the the freshner properly, you may get an even longer living freshner, but it is down to personal preference, and i am more than happy with the smell of mine wothout the bag. These are easily available and there is a smell to suit most tastes.
5/5 from me!
Who though i could write 700 words on a piece of cardboard?!
Thank you for reading!
I'm a big fan of yankee candles but not a big fan of car air fresheners, but I figured if the yankee candle car air fresheners are anything like the candles they are worth a try!
I bought mine off ebay for £1.99, not sure if this is a good price or not. I chose vanilla as this is one of my favourite candles. Well, as soon as I put it in my car, I fell in love with it! My car filled with the fragrance immediately, and didn't have a synthetic or fake smell to it at all, like most car air fresheners do.
6 weeks later and my car is still smelling as beautiful as the first day I put it in, so i'm very impressed and more than happy with the price in terms of value for money. Even when you open the door the fragrance gushes out!
The actual air freshener comes on an elastic string and is made to look like an actual yankee candle jar, which I think looks really classy. It is immediately recognisable.
Anyone who gets into my car comments on the beautiful fragrance. No more pine!!
I would definately recommend, you won't be disappointed.
Being a big fan of Yankee Candles and also being fed up with my car smelling of "football kit" I bought one of their car air fresheners. I was shopping with my mum for wedding shoes and I spotted them in House Of Fraser. Id often thought about getting one but had never actually got round to buying it preferring to spend the money on candles for the house rather than car air fresheners. They were £1.80 each which is the average price for a car air freshener and in most of the regular Yankee fragrances, so I chose Vanilla Cupcake.
The car air freshener I bought is in the shape of Yankees House warmer jars, for those who don't know Yankee products these are round glass jars with a glass lid that come filled with scented wax.
My Car Jar, as they are called, is mainly yellow in colour and has the words Yankee Candle a passion for fragrance written on the front. It also has the fragrance written on the front and a picture to represent this, in the case of Vanilla Cupcake it's a yummy looking cream topped cake, as you might expect!. Both sides are exactly the same and the car jar has a piece of black string attached to the top so you can hang it up. Yankee advise that you do use the string and hang your jar and not to let it lay or lean on anything. If you do it could stain the upholstery or any plastic it comes into contact with.
The car jar is contained in a clear cellophane bag which Yankee advise you to keep the car jar in and just cut a hole in the top so it can be hung and then cut a small piece from the bottom of the bag. This lets the smell out and makes it last longer. I personally went for full on fragrance and took it straight out of the bag. I wanted a strong fragrance to get rid of the stale football boot smell that always lingers in the car after the weekend!
The car jar is made of a card type substance similar to other car air fresheners.
The Vanilla Cupcake smells exactly of that, it's a lovely sweet vanilla fragrance, its quite strong but in no way sickly sweet. There's also a hint of fruity fragrance in it too, but the vanilla is what you can smell the most. Its lovely in the morning when we open the car doors and the smell wafts out at you.
Of course the smell is strongest when you first get in the car and it does fade after you've been in there a while but its still evident.
I'm very pleased with the car jar, I've had it in my car now for 3 weeks and its still going strong. I have used air fresheners in the past that have barely lasted 3 days never mind 3 weeks!! I was so pleased with it that I bought another one to use in my kitchen. I've got it taped to the underside of my pedal bin It hangs down in the bin and every time I use the bin I get a lovely waft of fragrance.
I would whole heartedly recommend the Yankee Car Jars, they are great for the car, keeping it fresh and fragrant, but can also be used in the house.
Well worth 5 DooYoo stars!
There is not really any accessories I have added to my Car, as although it would be nice to make it look nice, i'm just not really into things like that. 1 thing I wanted was a nice smelling Car. I don't really know where you find these down the high street, but often seen these hanging from people's Rear view Mirror. I asked on Facebook if local people knew where to get these, and most of them said either Greeting card shops, or Garden centres. Seems kinda odd shops to get these from, but I ended up looking on e-bay and buying them there.
On e-bay there is laods of people selling these and the prices are quite good. There is loads of scents out there and the general pricing is £1.99 for 1 or you get a 3 pack for £3.99. Postage is often included in this price, otherwise you would be looking at about 50p postage.
In the packs i've bought from e-bay you can either buy 3 of the same scent, or 3 different ones in a variety pack. I bought the Seacoast highway pack last time which was 1 of Sun and Sand, 1 of Coconut Bay (which i'm using just now and have had loads of compliments on the scent) and 1 of Ocean. I've tended to buy a variety pack and try the scents and when i find ones I really like then I will get 3 of the same.
These come in a plastic wrapper and you can see the item through the pack no problem. There is directions for use on the back, but I always take the thing all the way out and not leave half of it ouf for a week, and pull the bag down further. My dad always used to do this with magic trees.
So what is this? It is a bit of Cardboard that is in the same of a Yankee candle Jar. It is a good enough size and although this sways around quite a bit hanging from the mirror it doesn't obstruct the view. This is scented by pigments on the cardboard and you can smell it straight away. IT has what scent it is over the middle of the bit cardboard.
They all smell really nice. They aren't too strong but you do get a nice smell especially when you first get into the car.
I have never timed how long the scent on 1 of these lasts, but I have got into the habit of replacing these when I get paid, which is monthly. Not sure why I do this, but it sort of sets a point and I change them religiously then. Perhaps I could get a few more weeks out of them, but who knows.
There should be a scent out there for everyone. There is light scents, fruity, heavier, spicy, floral and so on. I like ones like Clean Cotton, Beach Breeze, Sun and Sand and nice lighter, fresh air scents.
Although more expensive than Magic trees, they are the choice for me.
I looove Yankee candles and I think their candle scent range is excellent so I decided to give these a try. Named "car jars", these are not actually jars (believe it or not) they are just shaped like one of their famous jars. Really, they are just made of that cardboard stuff with the elastic loop similar to the ususal car airfresheners but they look quite nice and have the fragrance name and a little picture on them of what you are smelling.
You get 3 in a pack and they cost around £3.00 (or less if you shop around.
They have quite a good range of fragrances available for the car jars - you won't find all the fragrance range available in this form but most of the most popular ones are. I bought the lemon lavender one.
Well, to start with, how do you use it? Exactly the same way as other products of this type. It comes in a cellophane wrapper which you gradually pull off to release the fragrance. Don't make the mistake I did and just rip the whole thing out the packet and hang it up as there is a lot of fragrance in it and my eyes were watering with the strength of it for the first week. Instead start by just cutting the top and as the smell fades pull it down a little. That way you get a nice steady scent and it lasts longer.
If you have tried Yankee candles before, you will know that their scents are amazing and are really true to life. I am pleased to report that the same quality of scent you get from the candles / tarts is exactly what you get with these. Beautiful.
These are really handy little things not only for the car, but for places like the spare room or a wardrobe to keep things smelling fresh. Or for those chaps out there who don't want to burn candles for fear of losing their machohood - all girls like nice smells and there are some lovely ones that aren't too girly too! The scent lasts a reasonably long time - around 3-4 weeks if you use it properly. And it is lovely to get into the car to such a nice fragrance other than the usual synthetic smelling scents you get with other usual car fresheners.
Yankee Candle is the one and only makers of candle and air freshners that you will ever hear me rave about. Lets face it, how excited can one person get about candles? well, thats what I thought too until I was introduced to the wonderful world of the Yankee Candle.
I have to admit to not knowing much about the company. I presume from the name it is american, but I'm not one that feels the need to fill my review with lots of details about the history of the company. Lets face it all we want to know is if the candles are any good!
And you will be pleased to know they are more than good, they are amazing!!
Yankee candle do the largest array of candle scents and candle types that I have ever seen. Not only is it a large choice but the scents are all very unusual. They do not have any of your boring or bog standard vanilla or strawberry. These are scents like baby powder, beach walk, cherry blossom, christmas cookie and a midsummers night.
And the candles really do smell like their name sakes. There is nothing artificial or fake about them. The baby powder genuinely smells like baby powder!
I only recently discovered the car jars, but these are fast becoming my favourite product from Yankee Candle. I chose the clean cotton smell, which you guessed it smells like clean cotton. It is such a fresh smell that everytime I get into my car it smells wonderful and clean no matter how dirty it in fact actually is.
The scents really do last as well. They are more expensive than you can buy car freshners for but I have found the smell lasts a whole lot longer , which certainly makes it worth it for me.
Although Yankee Candle may well be famous for its large and medium candles which often appear on QVC shopping channels and the like, their premium priced fragrances are well known to be the best for fragrance, design and quality internationally. However whilst there are many consumers who are happy to burn candles in their home, there are others who can't use candles for fear of bounding pets 24 hours a day or a large family where children take the precedence. Then there are others who just don't like the thought of a burning candle.
Out of all the other different varieties available, Yankee Candle have done quite a lengthy range of alternatives, from their older "boil in the bag," large scented herb bag which was originally ideal for either adding to pot pourri, hanging in a clothing/storage cupboard or simply dropping into your vacuum cleaner to make your home smell according to the scent you chose. Unfortunately Yankee Candle has ceased production of the rather excellent sachet bag. Then came the Pot Pourri and cost optional scented oils of which can be added to the same scented Pot Pourri once the original scent has died out, a rather strange mini-plastic lamp oil freshener and later this year Yankee Candle extended their scent range with a series of plug in adaptors with corresponding fragrances, a range of dry wood stick/oil bottle fragrancers, new car air vent gel fresheners and a limited period of buying two of their famous Car Jar air fresheners which have been in existence along with the sachet bags long before many other alternative varieties were made available.
The Yankee Candle Car Jar air freshener is purposefully designed for any vehicle, similar to the Magic Tree idea although it lacks the Red, Amber, Green sequence of loose oil, the card already comes impregnated with the particular scent of your choice and comes with a piece of wire to which it can be tied or hooked onto your rear view mirror, or any other area in the car such as grab handles near the roof of the seats. Approximately measuring 15cm height by 5 to 6cm in width the Car Jar originally is supposed to be used with half of it coming out of its plastic wrappings. However in use, whenever I've hung a Car Jar air freshener card, the wrapper always falls off and the scent airs the car. Generally however I find that one Car Jar will last a month and a half depending on how it is used, or quite frankly what odours and smells the air freshener will try to combat at the same time. If for example you're constantly eating in your car, say with hot fragrant food, a Car Jar air freshener won't last that long!
At basic cost a Car Jar should cost around £1-99 and there are packs now which feature a special edition fragrance bargain of the month, so for example "Coconut Bay," and "Clean Cotton," is currently available to buy in packs of 3, carrying the promise of buying 2 and getting 1 free. At a cost of £3-99 then, this would appear to be a bargain.
However long the particular scent you choose lasts, I've had a few different ones from one of my favourite cologne-aftershave-type scents, "Midsummer Night," to "Clean Cotton," "Cinnamon," and "Sun Washed Linen." As with the candle fragrances, the Car Jar card fresheners can be very strong at first and most people recognise the brand given that it's a picture of Yankee Candle's famous "Housewarmer," jar - that is, one of their glass medium sized candles with air tight tops or fragrance once they get into the car. Certainly you should check the websites offered at the end of this review to see what scents are available. The card however is not wet so it's not likely to damage or stain surfaces.
The uses for this card however are great for many different uses. I use Car Jars to scent my clothing closets, drawers, any room which has a closed nature and no windows such as our shoe cupboard and even at school I've hung one in my classroom to banish the smells that lurk where pupils put their coats or PE kits; I've even hung one off a handle of a window behind vertical blinds in another school room so that it is discreet and doesn't attract the attention of nosey kids. When it has been hung in classrooms, kids immediately identify with it at times and say that their parents may have similar versions at home or in their parents' cars.
Of course it goes without saying that you are never far who Yankee Candle are given that the shape and picture of the medium glass jar candle looks like a 2D cut out dangling precariously from the rear view mirror. Whilst many cars seem to have these Car Jars, they have only recently been produced with a slightly smaller height, perhaps because the original ones were a little bigger, got in the way (particularly if the car air vents were on full demister and the Car Jar flaps about wildly) and looked like a bit of a blind spot in the way; the smaller size is welcome as it doesn't flap about too much or cause blind spots in view.
The smaller size however doesn't mean it loses its strength of scent or potency; I find that many of the scents are great for masking tobacco or pet smells in the car. And whilst stocks last it would appear that this is a good time to get your Yankee Candle Car Jar. Certainly at the price it would make sense to consider this item over a small "Yankee Candle Sampler," candle, which in my opinion are never quite strong enough and makes you wonder why you bothered.
So it's a thumbs up for the Car Jar air freshener; you don't need a car for consideration; unlike a Magic Tree air freshener which frankly in any home just looks plain daft. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2008
Keep the interior of your car smelling great.