Product Type: Airwick household products
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Didn't get us a sale but did smell fresh
Airwick Crisp Linen and Lilac Reed Diffuser
Member Name: catsholiday
Airwick Crisp Linen and Lilac Reed Diffuser
Advantages: decent price and lovely fresh scent
Disadvantages: None for me
'' 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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Summary: At the sale price this is a very good quality bargain reed diffuser