Monday, October 8, 2012

Glade Expressions!

As you all know, I participate in product reviews for Bzzagent.  Recently, they sent me coupons for a free Glade Expressions oil diffuser, and a spray.

Their website states:

The first refillable fragrance mist from Glade®

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a stylish holder and releases a longer-lasting, finer mist of fragrance.  The gentle mist creates layers of true-to-life fragrance that open up note by note, eliminating odors and freshening the air.  The artfully designed holder blends with your decor and can be left out, letting you have a burst of fragrance that's always right at hand.  Just squeeze the next of the bottle to spray, and refill the holder with your favorite Glade® fragrance.

I have to admit, I love that it is re-fillable.  The holder is stylish and blends in with just about any and all decor.  I put one in my kitchen, and I put one in my bathroom.  I had one in my living room, but my 9 month old son got a hold of it (still not sure HOW), but much to my surprise... he was not able to make the mist release, due to the design.  You have to be able to wrap your entire hand around the top part and squeeze.  As his hands are too small, he was unable to do that.  As a Mom, this makes me pretty happy to know that if my baby gets it on accident, he won't be able to do much.

I like how it just blends into my regular decor and does not stick out as an air freshener.

These misters were readily available in my local grocery store and my local Walgreens.  I found them easily, although I only found two of the four scents in any of the stores.   Here are the four scents that are available:

Cotton & Italian Mandarin - Open your home with the bright, breezy blend of cotton and sparkling citrus, honeydew and sandalwood*
Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice - A ripe, spicy blend of sweet pears and crisp apple with a dash of cinnamon and clove that warms and invigorates
Lavender & Juniper Berry - Lush lavender blends with fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus and rose to relax the senses and open your home
Pineapple & Mangosteen - Evoke a tropical paradise with the blend of freshly cut pineapples and hint of tangy mangosteen, creamy coconut and passionflower
*Available in Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist only.

While I really liked the Pineapple & Mangosteen (who knew what a Mangosteen was before this?) and the Cotton &Italian Mandarin, I was really disappointed that I could not find Fuji Apple & Cardamom spice.  As it is fall, I thought it would be perfect for the season!  I tried no less than six stores looking for it over a period of 4 weeks.

The oil diffuser was another story.  Not readily available, I could not find it in any drug store and found out it is mostly only available in grocery stores.  Okay, I can work with that, it's not like I don't buy groceries  I found it at my local Stop & Shop, and unfortunately, they only had the Pineapple & Mangosteen.  I held out for a few more weeks, hoping that they would get the Fuji Apple & Cadamom spice one in.  No luck.  I purchased the Pineapple & Mangosteen, which came with the wood grain design.

This is what Glade says about their oil diffuser:

Stylist new oil diffusers that release long-lasting, true-to-life scents.

Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases a long-lasting fragrance for up to 30 days without needing to plug it in.  The spill-proof oil diffuser infuses layers of true-to-life scents throughout living spaces, making them feel fresh and inviting.  The trendy holder matches decor perfectly, making it a convenient and stylish home-fragrancing option.

The design is light and the wood cut out was a little thinner than it looks to me in the commercials, but it is still once the nicer looking ones I have seen.
 It didn't work so well in my very large, open air kitchen; I could only smell the scent if I was right next to it.   I moved it to one of my bathrooms,  the scent was then noticeable and enjoyable.   I also appreciate that I don't need to plug it in, and that it is spill proof (remember that very active baby I mentioned..?).  I also like that there is a money back guarantee, although I am not sure that as a consumer I would have the purchase receipt on hand if I didn't like it after a few days.  Maybe I need to get better at keeping that stuff.

Here are some of the benefits, as Glade states:

* Long-lasting, true-to-life fragrance opens your home and invites life in.
* Fragrance lasts 30 days and doesn't require electricity.
* No-spill design fits with any decor in your home.
* Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.  Mail the original UPC and purchase receipt within 30 days.

The only thing that would make this product better overall, is if it was not just a scent, but cleaned the air as another major competitor does.  However, we all enjoy a pleasant scent, which these absolutely are.  I will likely buy this product again, especially if I can find that blasted Fuji Apple & Cardamom spice scent!

Don't they look nice in my bathroom?