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.
When someone walks into your home, your hope is that they immediately feel welcome and comfortable; but a lot more than your choice in decor goes into making a positive first impression on your house guests. One of the first things people notice when walking into a new place is its smell. Every house has its own unique scent, very much like the people who live in it, and it’s important to pay just as much attention to the scent of your home as you do with your placed-just-so decor items.
When it comes to home fragrance, I’m a big fan of wax tarts, or wax melts as they are also called. It helps that I have the coolest ceramic tart burner that sits on my kitchen table — a frog decorated in bursts of vibrant, eye-catching color. While I also have many candles around my house, they are mainly used as subtle decor items because I have three cats who chase each other around and have zero boundaries as to which surfaces they can jump up on, and it just isn’t possible for me to keep an eye on a candle to make sure it doesn’t get knocked over.
Air Wick has partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to create a limited edition collection of home fragrances inspired by the unique elements found in popular national parks across the country, such as the Grand Canyon, Denali, and American Samoa.
Crafted by fragrance experts who spent countless hours creating the perfect harmony of fragrance notes that represent the natural elements found in nature, Air Wick has made it possible for everyone to bring nature into their homes with this home fragrance collection featuring a full range of products, including scented candles, freshmatic auto spray refills, scented oils, and reed diffusers.
- Grand Canyon — Be awestruck by the breathtaking majesty of Grand Canyon National Park and discover the subtle floral notes of delicate cactus blossoms carried in the warm summer breeze.
- Virgin Islands — Find yourself in the idyllic paradise of Virgin Islands National Park and uncover the delightful notes of tropical plumeria and sweet honeysuckle.
- American Samoa — Explore the lush paradise of American Samoa National Park to experience the sweet refreshing notes of native coconut and island palms.
- Denali — Seek renewal in the sun-drenched valleys of Denali National Park to breathe in the clean notes of pure cotton grass and fresh spring air.
- Gulf Islands — Bask in the fragrant scents that take you to the Gulf Islands, rich in white sand beaches and seashores that evoke sun-drenched sweet notes of a summertime paradise.
- Hawai’i — Escape to a tropical island sunset at Honokohau National Historic Park and savor the unspoiled notes of exotic papaya and hibiscus flower.
The unique and unforgettable fragrances found across the most spectacular national parks in the country recently made their way to my home. I received an Air Wick scented candle in American Samoa and a 4-pack of scented oils in the fragrances Grand Canyon, American Samoa, Hawai’i, and Denali.
As soon as I opened the box in which my new home fragrances arrived, I was immediately consumed by the scent of fresh, sweet coconut from the Air Wick scented candle–and it was amazing. One of my biggest issues with candles is that keeping the house stocked in this particular home fragrance option is not necessarily cheap, but the candle I received advertises right on the front of its box that it lasts for up to 40 hours. That is a good amount of use for one candle! The fragrance, which contains rich essential oils, creates an inviting scent absolutely perfect for summer, and it is completed by poured into a frosted glass that easily adds a special touch to any room.
While I am impressed by both the fragrance and quality of the Air Wick National Park Collection scented candle, it has nothing on the scented oils. No, really, the scented oils are incredible. No flame to keep an eye on, lasts for a month or more, and because they plug in, they can be conveniently hidden behind a desk, buffet table, or any other type of furniture you may have.
The scented oil plug-in diffuser was first placed in my home office and quickly began filling it up with the spectacular, sweet scent of the Grand Canyon, which almost immediately became my favorite fragrance of them all. Within minutes the fragrance of the scented oil filled my small office and it took just that amount of time to realize that it would be better suited in a larger, more open space. The power these little oil bottles have is pretty great and just one could easily fill an entire floor of a house.
I absolutely love the Air Wick National Park Collection and am just a little disappointed that this is a limited edition collection and likely won’t be around forever. You know what that means–get ’em while they’re hot!
The National Park Collection is available in Air Wick’s full range of products that retail from $2.99 to $5.99 and is available now at all major retailers.