Friday, 2 May 2014

Review & Giveaway: Air Wick Home Fragrance

Anyone who knows me knows I am a bit of a sucker for nice smelling things for my home. I have no will power when it comes to candles, incense & fragrance oils- I spend far too much money on them. I think that a nicely fragranced home is so important though. It makes a space cosy and relaxing, and it's welcoming to others who are visiting. So I was pretty excited when Air Wick got in touch to see if I wanted to play with a couple of their products. I've used Air Wick products before, (in particular, their scented Christmas candle!) so I was interested in trying something new that I hadn't used before.

They suggested I try a reed diffuser, something I haven't had much luck with in the past (I can never find one that smells strong enough) so I agreed to give it a go.

I have to say, I am quite impressed with how well the scent fills my living room. I have quite high ceilings too, and the diffuser is currently on the other side of the room from me and I can smell it as I sit here! It's not in anyway overpowering or cloying either, just a nice background fragrance. This particular fragrance is lovely too- sweet, fruity and warm. It reminds me of something from my chilldhood too- I can't put my finger on it but I keep thinking about a caravan holiday to Galway we had as a family when I was little! That's another reason I love fragrances, they can be such a powerful memory trigger.

Honestly though, I do think the diffuser itself is pretty ugly. I guess you can't really expect too much from something that is mass-produced and intentionally meant to be affordable (the diffuser costs about £7 in the shops which is pretty reasonable), but I have seen similarly priced products that look much nicer. I would buy it again though I have to say- & I want to try the White Vanilla Bean fragrance next, however, I will probably try to find a nicer bottle to decant it into.


They also very kindly sent me out an aroma diffuser to try as well- a mulled wine & cinnamon apple fragrance. Slightly out of season, ahem, but it smells so delicious that I really don't care. The only downside is that it makes me hungry and maybe a tiny bit excited for Christmas, (confession: this is not the first time this month I have had a little twinge of excitement for Christmas. I know, I know I have a sickness). Again, this is really well scented- in fact I have had to put both products on either side of the house so they don't compete with one another but on the plus side my house smells amazing ALL OVER.

Now for the exciting part: Air Wick have kindly offered to give away one of the reed diffusers to a lucky reader! Along with this, I'll also be sending the winner a few other gifts: a beautiful Accessorize owl cuff, some Soap & Glory goodies and a copy of Nigella's 'How to be a Domestic Goddess'!

In order to enter this giveaway  just enter the Rafflecopter below! All you have to do to enter is leave me a blog comment telling me about your favourite scent-triggered memory! It could be a perfume of a loved one, your favourite food or the smell of the ocean! For extra points you can also tweet out a link to this post from the rafflecopter below- but it's not essential. And that's it! The competition is open from now until 9AM on the 14th May! I'll announce the winner here on the blog & I'll be sending the prize out shortly after that. Good luck everyone!


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This post has been a collaboration with Air Wick

18 comments:

  1. seriously, don't judge, but the smell of McD's fries makes me think of childhood play dates with my cousins in NZ... don't even know why cos we hardly ever had McDonalds!! but, there you go!!!

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  2. It's not my favourite smell in the world but whenever i smell a coal fire it reminds me of being back in my granny's house who used to always have coal burning in the fire in her sitting room, so definitely my fav smell triggered memory........I love when smells trigger memories, nice way to have a competition! :)

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    1. I love the smell of coal fires! It reminds me of Christmas <3 don't forget to enter via the rafflecopter Chloe or your entry won't count :)

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    2. oops thanks for reminding me Sam, i think i've entered via the rafflecopter now! :)

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  3. The smell of pine or Glade's Glistening Snow room spray scent always reminds me of Christmas.

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  4. The smell of peaches always reminds me of my grandmother baking pies when I was little. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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  5. Whenever I smell vanilla it reminds me of my grandmother (she passed away 4 years ago). We were very close and she seemed to always smell like vanilla - when I hugged her and just her house in general. It's a very comforting thing and makes me smile & think of her

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  6. I know this sound silly but I adore the smell of babies heads! Makes me feel broody though and I have had 6!

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  7. hmm I can't think of anything specific tbh except the smell of cigars.. reminds me of my gramps house.. he stopped smoking when I was born but I swear you could always smell them even 20 years later LOL

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  8. I always use airwick to keep my room fresh. It's smell is amazing and sweet!

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  9. Its the smell of freshly cut grass, always reminds me of being at school and staring out of the window

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  10. Freshly cut grass always reminds me of my childhood

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  11. Ooooh, I have so many! Weirdly, the smell of cress (like water cress??) makes me incredibly nostalgic. I remember sitting eating tiny tuna and watercress sandwiches with lots of old ladies when I was wee, and tagging along with my Grannie! Great memories. xx

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  12. OK, so there is this biscuit factory in my city, and the halls of residence for the uni are right next door. Whenever I get a whiff of the biscuits, it takes me back to one of the best summers of my life, hanging out with my friends in the halls, drinking and partying. Ahh memories!!!

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  13. The Slightest whiff of Lavender reminds me of my dear old nan ..... cuddled up on her lap when I was small waiting for mum to come home from work xxx

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  14. I love the smell of cigars. sounds mad, but my granddad used to smoke them and it just reminds me of him

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