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I got 1 of those last year for my birthday and I still have some of this left in the bottle. That was 9 months ago, and I think I will still get a few more month of this before it is totally finished.
Since this was a present i'm not sure of the right price of this, but I have since looked online and see that this sells for around £13. This may seem quite expensive but since this looks like it will last a year then it's quite economical I would say.
My bottle looks different than the Dooyoo picture. Mines is more a rectangular shape, so it's a bit wider and doesn't stand all that tall. I suppose the 1 that I have looks alright, and a bit nicer than the 1 on the picture I would say.
This comes in a small box and it looks alright. The design on the box looks ok, and you can see the bottle and Reeds through the box. All this consists of is a Handful of Wooden Strips which are the Reeds. They are quite long and don't look all that exciting I would say. The bottle is a glass bottle which is clear and you can see the liquid through the glass. There is a stuck on motif part on the front, and a sticker bit on the back which you can see a pattern design through the front of the bottle.
To use this all you do is unscrew the lid, pop the Reeds into the top of this and that's it. The way this works is the Oil Soaks into the Reeds and gives out a gentle and lingering scent. I currently have this in 1 of my bathrooms and I can smell it when I go into it no problem.
Through time it appears that the oil evaporates but it goes down slowly.
You can get this is quite a few different scents so their should be a scent out there for everyone.
A good product from a good brand and recommended by myself. This scent is a lovely light scent which smells just like Baby Powder and smells like the real thing.
For a while now, I've been reading Nars reviews on Yankee Candles, and I promised myself that when I had some spare cash, I would treat myself . I started work a couple of months ago, and sure enough, one of the first things I treated myself to was a Yankee Candle Blueberry Scone scented votive candle.
I reviewed that on here already - and I was incredibly pleased with it, so much so I was ranting and raving about how wonderful it was to anyone who would listen, including my poor boyfriend, who was baffled . To him, it was just a candle - sure, it smelled nice, but it didn't DO anything .
So, the other day, I was surprised to get a call from him . 'Whats that posh candle brand you like ?' he asked me . I informed him it was Yankee, and he told me that he was browsing in a charity shop, and nestled in amongst all the toiletries and other gubbins, was this Yankee Candle Reed Diffusser, in a baby powder scent - a bargain at only £1. The lady at the chariy shop must have thought it was an air freshener refill or something, as that price is certainly a lot cheaper than the £11.99 I'd have had to pay if I'd purchased this online .
Setting this up was very easy - a simple case of removing the lid from the clear glass bottle (which has a label stuck to the front telling you of the scent) and then poking in the diffuser reeds. These then soak up the oil, and start to spread the scent round the room . To get this started quickly, I dunked in one end, and then flipped the reeds over, so the wet end was poking out. This takes up very little space, and looks quite stylish in an understated way.
The smell was delightful . It was a lot more subtle than the hit of fragrance you get from burning the candle, but was definitely noticable - that lovely fresh clean baby smell . The bottle came with 10 reeds, but I found that using only 3 gave me a comfortable level of fragrance - noticable and pleasant without getting up my nose or being too in my face . I did like that there were plenty of reeds provided though, as it means I can keep them as spares
Of course, there are some advantages to this over the candle - it can be left unattended for example, without any danger of it setting fire to anything . I would however advise caution in where you place it - I did have it on a windowsill at one point, until I realised that being in direct sunlight (not to mention that the windowsill was over a radiator) was causing the liquid in the bottle to go down at an alarming rate, presumably because the heat was drying the reeds .
I would also advise putting this somewhere well away from anywhere pets might get to it and knock it over . And do be aware that the liquid inside can cause problems when spilt - as the patch of warped and bubbled paint on the windowsill where the bottle was originally placed shows .
I really like this reed diffuser, and I think I'm incredibly lucky that the woman in the chairty shop wasn't sure what it was and had priced it low . Sadly, this particular fragrance of reed diffuser now seems to be out of stock on many websites, but normally retails at between £10 and £11.99 , and if you do happen to see one, I would certainly recommend snapping it up !
Yankee candles Baby Powder fragrance is one of my favourite smells so I was very interested to try out the fragrance in the new reed diffuser variety. I had never used reeds before and wasn't sure of what was involved but decided to order them from Scented Candle Shop.com where they were advertised at the cheapest price I could find of £13.59 for the small (50ml) and £16.99 for the large(200ml). I decided to opt for the small version and, on placing my order, I was delighted to find it was free delivery.
When the package arrived I couldn't wait to try them out. Inside was a slim glass bottle containing the fragranced oil with a lift off top and a screw off top. You remove the lift off top and then take off the screw top. Next put back the lift off top and this is where the reeds go into It was very simple to insert the reeds and it was then ready to go. I placed the diffuser in my bathroom and sure enough, after about a half an hour, the lovely baby powder fragrance began to gently waft about the room. It was by no means strong just a very subtle absolutely delightful smell exactly the same as the Baby Powder candle which I love so much. The oil also has the advantage of being alcohol free so is a more true to life smell.
The advantage of a reed diffuser over candles is you can leave it unattended which you obviously can't with a lighted candle. It is always gently releasing the fragrance into the air through the reeds so once you have set it up there is very little to do afterwards. You are advised to invert the reeds every now and then to refresh the fragrance but I only did that once as I found they soaked up the oil very slowly and it wasn't really necessary. The diffuser lasted for around 4 months which I think was pretty good. The bottle can be reused with other fragranced oils although I haven't been able to find any Yankee candles refills up to now. This is a shame as they are my favourite of all the candlemakers. Hopefully they will bring out refills in the future.
So in conclusion I would recommend reed diffusers as they are a safe way to fragrance your home without the risk of split wax or fire. They are an attractive addition to your decor and will go into any room without taking up too much valuable space.
Thank you for reading
manlybeach May 2009
Yankee Reed Diffusers features a stylish glass scent bottle and exclusive scented oil / The scented oil is drawn up through natural reeds and then dispersed steadily into the air.