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I love these reed diffusers they are however I think very expensive at £7 each. Frequently they are on offer in supermarkets and I picked a few up in Tesco for £3.50 each. There are various fragrances this a is my favourite in the Air Wick range.
The product comes in a box which contains a glass bottle which hold the liquid and some jelly like fragrance balls and separately the rattan reeds.
The design of the bottle has changed this time I purchased this and the top of the glass bottle now has a plastic lid which is apparently non spill. You get 50ml of fragrance in each reed diffuser which can last up to 30 days.
To use the diffuser you simply take the lid off the bottle and pop off the protective seal before placing the reeds inside the liquid and spacing them evenly to diffuse the fragrance.
After a few hours of standing in the liquid the reeds start to look wet and as the fragrance evaporates it makes the house smell nice.
This particular fragrance is really nice, it smells like freshly washed clothes blowing on the washing line, I really like it and I find it very noticable in my home. I have tried various room fresheners such as plug ins and Febreze discreet but I find this the best for keeping my home smelling nice. My living room, is open plan with my dining room and the smell diffuses well thought the house. I also find that these last longer than the bottle states.
The only negative thing about this product is if it spills it damages any surface. It does state on the back you should take care but my ex was stupid enough to place this on the bannister on top of the stairs and it fell off (why on earth he did it) underneath my stairs is a sofa a nice leather sofa and this liquid absolutely ruined my sofa it left splashed everywhere and where the beads fell out they were very slippery and left horrendous marks. Thankfully I am insured and I had to have my sofa touched up. Needless to say I was furious with his stupidity! It also spilt on the wooden bannister on the way down and it peeled the paint off! Therefore I would advise you to be really careful and place this out of reach.
Other than that it is a great product and my home smells lovely with it. In fact guests often comment on the scent.
I like my home to smell nice. Afterall, having cats and dogs it isn't the easiest of accomplishments however hard I try to clean on a daily basis. Therefore, my home contains a number of air fresheners ranging from those that plug into the wall, stand on their own and of course the good old aerosol spray. I am keen to try anything in the bid that it will eliminate bad odours whilst giving off a nice fragrance in my home.
Recently in Wilkinsons they have been having a major price reduction on a lot of the household fragrance products and I of course decided to stock up on my usual products and whilst the prices were low I decided to add a few new items to my collection. One being the Air Wick Reed Diffuser. I had known about the product for a while but it's initial price had put me off as at around the £6 mark it was a lot but at half price I thought it was much more worthwhile to try.
The Air Wick Reed Diffuser if you cannot tell is made by Air Wick a big brand which creates a wide range of products manufactured to keep your home smelling clean. The Reed Diffuser is just one of many but it is the only one of its kind from Air Wick.
In design it is a thin, slender glass jar which is filled with tiny balls of soft gel as well as a fragranced oil based liquid and to complete the "elegant design" are natural rattan stems which help to diffuse the fragrance. The whole product does come in cardboard packaging with instructions.
The fragrance I opted for was Clean Linen and Lilac which appealed to me most as I love the clean linen fragrance in any product and lilac adds a more floral tone to it. The aroma of this definitely has the very distinctive clean linen smell but with a definte floral hue to it which makes a lovely combination.
When you have taken it out of its packaging you simply need to unscrew the top from the glass jar and then take the rattan stems out of their little plastic packaging and just pop the stems into the jar so they reach the bottom. They are about double the length of the jar so they easily stand up as the picture clearly shows. It is however important that you try and spread them out as much as possible as apparently this makes it easier to diffuse the fragrance.
I have had the Reed Diffuser up in my landing on my first floor and it happily sits on my window sill and because of it's slender structure it doesn't look out of place and fits in quite well. There is no colour to the oil based liquid or the little balls of gel so the diffuser manages to fit in well with any décor which is definitely a plus point.
It didn't take long for the lovely floral aroma to appear which was definitely nice as I did wonder whether it would actually work and I am pleased to say that it actually does! The initial noticeable fragrance has continued for the last three to four weeks or so and has managed to stay quite strong and the oily liquid has hardly gone down at all.
The only problem I find is that I have when cleaning nearly knocked it over once or twice and should it actually happen the liquid would come pouring out. It would be nice for it to have a top with holes for the rattan stems to try and reduce the liquid running out should it be knocked over especially as it is an oily liquid it could stain but on the whole I really have no complaints.
Despite my initial concerns about whether rattan stems would actually be able to diffuse a fragranced oil I am really impressed with how well it does and how long the fragrance actually lasts for. The clean linen and lilac aroma is gorgeous and really provides a fresh yet warming aroma around my landing at home and I have since re-purchased the Reed Diffuser whilst on sale as it really does give your home that wonderful scent you've been wanting. A definite recommendation from me but because of the design flaw I can only give it 4 stars.
Brand: Air Wick
Price: From £6 (ish)
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc
I picked up a couple of the Air Wick Reed Diffuser air fresheners whilst shopping in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago. I normally use the reed diffusers where you can refill the oil/liquid, however these Air Wick ones were on offer in Sainsbury's at half price and so I thought that I'd give them a try.
I picked up two of the fragrances; the crisp linen & lilac, and the midnight blackberry & vanilla silk. They also had two other fragrances available; pink sweet pea, and ivory freesia bloom. They were on offer at half price, reduced from £6.99 to £3.49.
I have the crisp linen & lilac fragranced reed dispenser in our bedroom, and this smells lovely. It smells just like freshly washed linen, it's a real clean and fresh fragrance. It's really suited to the bedroom, as it has that just washed bedding smell. I can't say that I can smell the lilac in this specifically, I think that the freshly washed linen fragrance is the dominant fragrance, however it does have a slight floral undertone, so I guess that's the lilac.
The Air Wick Reed Diffuser air fresheners are little glass jars that contain an oily liquid with coloured plasticy balls in the bottom (brilliant description there hey!) You then put the enclosed natural rattan stems in the jar and the rattan stems absorb the liquid and fragrance your room.
Air Wick state that these will last for up to 4 weeks. I would say that this is fairly accurate as it's coming up to 4 weeks now since I bought ours, and I can still smell the fragrance. Granted they are not as strong now as they started off, but I can definitely still smell the fresh linen fragrance. One way to prolong the fragrance is to regularly turn the rattan stems. I turn the rattan stems in mine once a week, and I think that this does make a big difference. I always notice a fresh burst of intense fragrance for a few days when I've just turned the stems.
These are quick and easy to use and set up. Unscrew and remove the cap. Push out the sealing disc from the top of the cap. Screw the cap back onto the bottle. Insert the rattan stems into the bottle making sure you spread out the stems. Done.
You do need to ensure that the glass jar is placed on a stable surface to prevent any accidents i.e. spillage or even worse knocked over completely. And the instructions do advise you not to place them on polished, painted or plastic surfaces. I have mine on the window seat in the bedroom, this is a wooden polished surface, but I think that as long as you're careful and the glass jar doesn't get knocked over then you could really place it on any surface.
I don't think that these look as nice as the larger style reed diffusers that you can refill, however these are generally a lot more expensive, but I like the fact that you can refill these. I think that this is probably my biggest issue with the little Air Wick ones - you can't refill them.
I would pick this up again if I saw them on offer, I certainly wouldn't pay the full price for it though.
I went on the hunt for some decent air fresheners the other day and ended up purchasing a couple of these. My mum uses these and her house always smells lovely and fresh with a different scent in every room so I decided to invest in one. Lukily for me they were half price in Wilkinsons, normally they cost between £7 and £8, at the moment however they are £3.75 in Wilkinsons and they have several different scents.
The first one I tried was the crisp linen one, I ideally wanted a vanilla one but they didnt have one on offer so I thought crisp linen would be a safe option as it would just smell like and clean and fresh, like freshly washed linen.
The diffuser comes in a cardboard box with the AirWick logo on the front, there are two cut out windows to the box, one at the bottom showing you a glass jar with the liquid and beads inside, and another window at the top showing you the wooden sticks (im sure they have a more technical name but I have no idea what it is so i'll just go with beads and sticks).
You can smell the product through the box so you are able to test what the scent is like before you buy. Putting it together is simple enough, you simply unscrew the top off the glass bottle and push out the white cap that stops the liquid from getting out, then screw the top back on. Stick your sticks into the bottle and then your ready to place it wherever you want. Within minutes I could instantly smell the diffuser, to begin with I found it a little strong, but after a day or so it seemed to calmed down and now it leaves my rooms smelling lovely and fresh - just like freshly washed clothes! I have no idea how it works with the liquid and the beads and the sticks - it all seems quite strange - but it definitely does the trick.
Overall I would definitely recommend these, they are better than any air freshener I have ever used and are much more effective and freshening up the house. I would have no problems paying full price for one of these they really are that good!
'' Crisp Linen and Lilac' Airwick Reed Diffuser
I do really like my house to smell nice and with three cats who seem to prefer the kitty litter to outside and because we have our house on the market it is especially important to have nice smells around the house. I love Yankee candles diffusers but they are rather expensive and so when I saw these on sale in Tesco the other week I bought a few as at £4 instead of £8 I felt they were good value. The first week I bought one scent to try and the next week I bought two other smells to try in different rooms. The first scent I bought was 'Midnight blackberry and vanilla silk ' and the other two were the 'Crisp Linen and lilac' and finally 'Freesia and Jasmine'.
This 'Crisp Linen and Lilac' one I put on our landing going up the stairs as it is somewhere where smells can gather and I wanted the smel to be a nice one rather than stale cooking but as the stairs are open to the down stairs and then upstairs it is quite an open area so it has a big task on to freshen and scent the area. The stairs are obviously clean and all the bedrooms upstairs are closed as we hardly go up that side of the house when the family are not staying and now everyone has left home we tend to live in one side of the house. Never the less it has to carry quite some distance so I was keen to see if it did a good job.
I spent the day doing a big clean with my new vacuum and wiped all surfaces as we are meant to be having a viewing on the following day. After I finished the cleaning I put this new diffuser in its place and left it to do its work. We cooked our meal in the evening and the stairs are open to downstairs so the smells do carry upwards. The next day I went up to see if this had indeed done a good job of making the stair well smell fresher.
As I had hoped this little jar of oil had done its job and as I walked down the corridor towards the stairs I could smell the lovely floral sweetness from the bottom of the stair well. I had hoped it would be pleasant as the combination of fresh washing and lilac are both scents that I am very fond of the smell of. I had had high hopes for this and it disappoint. It really was very noticeable in a most pleasant way and even my non observant nasally challenged husband commented that there was a nice smell on the stairs.
The kit comes in a cardboard outer with card inner package. You get a small decorative glass bottle filled with fragranced oil and small beads sealed with a lid, ten wooden sticks or 'reeds' to allow the fragrance to permeate the air in the room.
The directions for use are pretty obvious. You unscrew the plastic lid and then (wearing gloves) take out the sealing disc from the cap before screwing the lid back on the jar and then poke the reeds into the bottle. Keep the whole thing upright and put it somewhere where it won't get knocked over by pets, children or anything else. Allow 24 hours for the fragrance to reach full levels but you can hurry it along by turning the reeds upside down so the wet part is up. You can do this at any time to refresh the scent if you feel it needs it.
I had a look on the Airwick website to see what the scent is made up of and according to the website the 'Crisp Linen and Lilac'' fragrance allows you to:
"Capture the freshness of linens swaying in the breeze, gently scented by nearby white lilacs."
I have actually just brought in a fresh lot of washing dried on the line and that has to be one of the nicest clean smells around. I also love lilac though I can't say I can distinguish the purple one from the white in terms of scent. This diffuser spreads a gentle sweet floral aroma down my stairs and indeed up as well but iy is sweet with a fresh air sort of addition. It is exactly like smelling flowers outside in the garden as the wind blows through them in the evening.
The oil is not watery at all so will not evaporate quickly and lose the smell quality. According to the company jargon the oil will keep its fragrance from day one till it is empty which I hope is true as it will be really good value then.
I am not aware that you can buy refills for these as you can with the Yankee ones but at £4 a go I wouldn't bother really. According to the pack this should last four weeks but I should imagine it might last a bit longer as my Yankee ones lasted about a year. At the full price of £8 I would think four weeks of smell was quite expensive but at £4 it would be a fair price.
Keep away from children and pets and put this on a surface where they are not likely to knock it off as the oil could make a nasty mess on the floor or carpet.
The company blurb says you should NOT put these on polished, painted or plastic surfaces which kind of limits when they can be put. Mine is on a painted window sill so fingers crossed!
If any of the oil spills then wipe immediately.
If you suffer from perfume sensitivity you should be cautious using these.
This is an irritant to eyes and skin so be very careful and if any gets in your eyes ( Can't see how it might) then rinse immediately with clean water and if it gets on your skin then wash off straight away too.
If swallowed then seek medical advice and take the cardboard outer wrapper with you.
JUST IN CASE
For those of you who were hoping that this would save you cleaning ever again apparently 'Air fresheners do not replace good hygiene practices.' I really love that they have to put this on these products. I cannot imagine that anyone would imagine that they would clean for you!!
WOULD I BUY AGAIN
Yes indeed I love the smell and at £4 a time it is good value. Not sure that I would pay the full RRP as £8 is quite a lot for four weeks scenting but I suppose it isn't a bad price but if you go quickly then you'll benefit from the £4 price in Tesco.
I really like this smell as it is light and fresh and it is a scent which is really natural and I think it does remind me of sitting in my garden in the evening under the lilac bush we have. It isn't at all overpowering but makes your room smell really nice and welcoming.
This fragrance is available in the form of a plug in, an odour detector battery atomizer both large and small, an aerosol spray and a trigger spray, as well as this reed diffuser but I am very wary of plug in scents since a fireman told me once that they cause so many house fires.
I have had this for about two days and so far I am very pleased with the job of making the stair well area smell really lovely. The other ones that I bought have been placed in other parts of the house to encourage potential buyers into making us a good offer. I think I will buy a few more if Tesco still have the offer when I next go shopping.
I am impressed with the smell and its ability to freshen the room and would recommend these reed diffusers from Airwick. This scent is most pleasant fresh but subtle and natural at the same time.
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