Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist.

Oh Hi, I DO have a blog, I didn't forget really, just I'm not at a place right now where I have time for anything, and this blog suffers. However, today I have 5 minutes while I finish my "lunch" and I'm a bzzagent and have a product to review.

Disclaimer: I received a coupon for a free one of these, however, the opinions are all mine baby.

So I have NEVER used a spray air freshener in my home, but I got offered this Bzzcampaign and figured, oh why not, especially since a scented oil diffuser (which I have used, and have loved using in the past) was also included. We also have a few home odor problems that we're dealing with at the moment (OMG! SO another post) so I accepted the campaign.

First of all, these products? CRAZY hard to find. Went to several stores, and could only find the Pineapple Mangosteen fragrance. First of all, Mangosteen reminds me of langosteen and who wants their home to smell like lobster. However, I got over this thought and sprayed/smelled it in store. I HATED it, so yeah, not bringing that in my house. No one had the oil diffuser at all. Finally, my local pharmacy had the spray in 2 scents, the pineapple, and the Lavender and Juniper Berry. I love both of these so I was happy. (Although this time of year, I would have preferred the apple one.).

I brought the spray home, planning on using it in my "Mudroom" as the ag center next door smells so bad and the smell gets into the house every time the door opens. I liked that the holder thing is white, and that it is discreet. However, it's a bit hard to squeeze to get the fragrance out, and even if you spray it high and in short bursts, it gets on your skin and in your nose and feels yucky. The reason I dislike sprays in general is that you can feel it in the air and on you when you spray it, is overpowering at first, and doesn't last long/isn't subtle. I like my home to smell like a candle or oil is lit, gentle, non invasive, just a pleasant hint of something. I found this had many of the same characteristics. It was hard to spray, after spraying you felt like you had too much, then 5 minutes later it's completely gone. I would NEVER have it in my main house as I don't want that stuff in my baby's lungs and the wetness was pretty extreme. I felt it on myself for much longer than the scent lasted. Yuck.

As for the way it smelled in general, it was pretty. A very complex blend of the two herbs. I think that I would have loved it if it were the oil thingie. I am glad I got it for (almost) free, because I never would have paid for it.

I give it a 3/10. The fragrance is pretty, the container was ok, but the spray was even worse than a traditional one.

Sorry Glade, you still need to work to win me over.

I will amend this review if I ever find the oil diffuser thing.