Product Type: Reckitt Benckiser household products
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Air Wick Diffuser doesn't go the distance
Air Wick Plug-In Diffuser
Member Name: dthpsb
Air Wick Plug-In Diffuser
Advantages: Smells really nice and gives off strong scent in the beginning
Disadvantages: Fades with time.
I am always looking for ways to make my house smell nice and I am forever trying different air freshners and plug-ins. The latest product I tried was an Air Wick Plug-In Diffuser. I have tried plug-ins many times before and usually find that they are fine to begin with but after a while the smell fades, this one it seems is no different.
I got the Air Wick Diffuser from Tesco and it cost £6 for the starter pack which contained the diffuser and the scented oil. Once you have the diffuser you can purchase refills for about £3.50.
There are three different fragrances available:
Lavender & Camomile
Uplifting Mandarin & Green Tea
Balancing Amber & Wild Rose
I choose the Lavender & Camomile as I like the smell of lavendar and find it soothing and relaxing. It discribes it as 'a feeling of calmness using soft floral notes to create a special atmosphere'.
The plug-in is easy to use you just insert the oil into the diffuser, remembering to keep it upright at all times and then plug it in. The plug-in should not be left switched on all the time though and should be switched off at night. It never should be left on for more than 15 hours.
When I first used my plug-in the fragrance was really intense, there is a setting dial where you can increase or decrease the intensity of the fragrance with 5 being the strongest and 1 being the weakest. At first I had the dial set on 1 and the fragrance still smelt really strong. After a few days this needed to be increased to 3 which kept my room smelling nice for about 2 weeks. The fragrance does really seem to fade after this point and I then set the diffuser to the maximum intensity. Even on the strongest setting I struggled to smell the oils and was quite disappointed because it had smelt so nice at the beginning.
The oil lasted about 6 weeks which is not as long as the 80 days Air Wick claimed it would last, but I did have it on for the majority of the time at the highest setting.
A really loverly fragrance that made my house smell really nice when I first started using it, just a shame the fragrance faded after a while. I don't think I will be buying a refill for my diffusser which is a shame.
Summary: Doesn't last long enough.