I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Air Wick. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
With multiple cats and other pets plus three children constantly leaving unrinsed dirty dishes (including milk glasses) in the sink, our house can possess a very "special" odor at times. This is especially noticeable when one first enters our home. When I was offered an opportunity to try some of the products from the new Air Wick National Parks Collection, all I could think of was which area of the home I should conquer first. The upstairs is where the cats' litter box is located plus there is a bathroom. The first floor, however, has the kitchen sink, cooking odors, the kitchen trash, the cat food (which gives off an especially unpleasant odor when the cats manage to get it wet by spilling their water bowl), and a bathroom. The musty basement is a fight for another day. The first floor of our home definitely won out. Aside from the long list of odor-producers located on the first floor, it is the area responsible for making a great first impression.
Both my husband and myself have particular tastes when it comes to scents and they do not always match. Our choices for the Air Wick National Parks Scented Oils were Hawai'i (Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower), American Samoa (Sweet Coconut & Island Palms), Grand Canyon (Cactus Flower & Warm Breeze), and Denali (Soft Cotton Grass & Spring Air). Visit airwick.us to see the full list of choices. We knew we would both like something with a light scent that was not too sweet, so we chose the Denali to try first. It is interesting to read "The Craft of Fragrance" book online to learn what aspects of nature inspired each of the fragrance varieties. For example, the Denali scented oils were inspired by layering the scents of the tangy green apple, the clean white wildflowers, and a hint of clean musk found at the Denali National Park.
When I first plugged in the scented oil warmer in the kitchen, I had turned the setting to medium. When I came downstairs the next morning, I realized that the oil had scented the entire first floor fairly strongly, so I turned the dial to the lowest setting. This was perfect for my preferences, which are to have a subtle scent throughout all the rooms, but to have it noticeable enough to make the other odors in the house not-so-noticeable.
We also received an Air Wick Scented Candle in the American Somoa. This scent was my favorite among the four we received. For this scent, the base note is coconut, which makes it the perfect scent for summertime to me. The scented candle comes in a plain frosted glass holder, so it can really fit in with any decor. Ours does not have a permanent home. Since we have young children and cats in our home, I usually do not burn candles unless my husband or I are right there to keep an eye on it. This candle goes where I go, whether it's in the kitchen, at my desk, or in the living room.
The Air Wick National Parks Collection also offers Reed Diffusers and a Freshmatic Spray, in addition to the Scented Oils and Candle we tried. These products retail for approximately $2.99 to $5.99 and can be purchased at most retailers where Air Wick products are sold.
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