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I love to keep my home smelling nice and often do this with the use of wax tarts and candles, however I also like to keep my car smelling nice too and recently while doing an order from Amazon I spotted these car air fresheners from Yankee. They were on offer at 3 for the price of 2 so I added a pack to my order.
The Yankee Candle Car Jar is made just like a lot of car air fresheners, a cardboard type shape impregnated with the fragrance. In the case of the Yankee Car Jar its done to look like their glass candle jars, its approximately 11cm's high and comes with a small elastic loop to hang it up. The air freshener is purple in colour and as I mentioned looks just like a Yankee candle jar with a picture on the front showing purple and white lilac flowers.
Yankee describe this fragrance as " an alluring grove of lavender, white, and deep purple lilacs".
I took the packaging from the air freshener and immediately could smell the lovely sweet fragrance of lilac, I personally couldn't really smell the lavender, the lilac was definitely the more prominent smell. I hung the car jar from the handle above the passenger door using the little elastic loop, this was easy to do an once in place stayed there.
The lilac blossom car jar smells lovely, its such a sweet summery fragrance that really freshens the inside of the car. Its strongest when I get in the car after its been shut up for a while but even after I've been using the car for a while the fragrance is still evident. I have had it in there for 3 weeks now and the smell has faded very slightly but is still very evident.
I would certainly recommend the Yankee Candle Car Jar, it smells fresh, flowery and summery, I paid £3.95 for my 3 Car Jars which in my opinion was well worth it. I have used one to hang inside my cupboard under the kitchen sink. I think this sometimes has a bit of stale smell to it but since the car jar has been under there I get a nice whiff of flowers every time I open the door. You could actually use these in any cupboard or small space not just the car.
I will certainly be replacing these when they are finished, in my opinion they are versatile, well worth the money and give the same true fragrance that all Yankee products give.
Up until purchasing a Jelly Belly car air freshener recently, I had never thought much of car air fresheners. Indeed any I have bought over the years up until my recent Jelly Belly experience, have failed to ignite any enthuiasm in me. From cardboard trees to plug-ins, I have been considerably under-whelmed by them all and found them not to last very long or produce a fragrance that I haven't particularly liked. I do not want my car to smell like toilet cleaner nor do I want it to smell of some sickly floral scent either, but this is what I have came across on numerous occasions.
I am a big fan of Yankee candles and so when I first spotted these 'car jar' air fresheners on sale in my local branch of Collectables, I was interested. However, they were quite expensive I thought and so decided to wait until maybe I could purchase one in a sale at some point, as Yankee products can often be found reduced online and in stores.
A few weeks back I went to a friend's house for coffee and to swap some books and she told me she had a little present for me and gave me one of these Yankee car jars. She explained she had purchased them in a special 3 for 2 pack offer online from Amazon priced at £3.95 which is a great price for three and a lot cheaper than the prices I had seen for these in Collectables.
She stated she had one in her car and loved it and as she knew I was a fan of Yankee, she had decided to give me one to try. I was very grateful for the gift and told her how I had just been looking at these recently but thought they were a bit expensive. She also told me that since purchasing her car jars from Amazon, she had also spotted them online direct from Yankee at around £4.00 for these special 3 for 2 packs too, so it does seem that you can get much better deals online when purchasing these car jars and I made a mental note to have a look for myself.
I must admit that if I had been choosing the car jars for myself I don't think I would have chosen the Lilac Blossoms fragrance as I am more a fan of Yankee's woody, musk type fragrances or their fruity ones. Floral and blossom scents are my least favourite, but I have came across some pleasant ones and so I was still keen to try this out and of course delighted with my gift.
Yankee state Lilac Blossoms is an alluring grove of lavender, white, and deep purple lilacs. The car jar is shaped like one of Yankee's glass jar candles and coloured a lilac purple shade just like the candle wax.
Removing the car jar from the packaging the fragrance was fairly strong and and floral fragranced and I was pleased to find I actually liked the scent more than I thought I would. It wasn't too sweet or sickly smelling and instead was quite a fresh fragrance.
There was an elasticated string attached to the top of the car jar and unfortunately it isn't actually very long but stretches well enough, although I was thinking it would maybe snap as I attempted to stretch it around my rear view mirror. Once hanging, I found it quite strong smelling as I sat in the drivers seat and also as I am not really a fan of having things dangling from my mirror as I find it a distraction, I decided after one day to remove it and hung it instead from the bar above the rear passenger window.
Moving the car jar freshener to the rear of the car I found was much better. It was out of view and so not a distraction anymore and filled the car with its scent but without it literally being right under my nose.
I was impressed with the amount of fragrance from my car jar. A month on and it still strongly fragranced my car, becoming slightly weaker in the following weeks.
I have since been online and ordered myself some in another fragrance which I feel will appeal to me more than this one but having said that, I have no complaints about Lilac Blossoms and do like the fragrance, I just believe there are others I will like even more.
Yankee state you can also use these car jars to hang in your wardrobes or cupboards too, which is a good idea and one I may try with further purchases.
I am happy to recommend these car jars from Yankee. They are available in a variety of fragrances from Amazon and other Yankee stockists online as well as in stores, but I believe the 3 for 2 special packs at around £3.80 - £4.00 are great value for money, so do look out for these if making a purchase.