I always have a plug-in freshener near my cat’s litter box. I used to use Yankee Candle plug-ins, but I will admit that it good kind of pricy. With a good sale, it was maybe $5 per refill and it’d last about a month on a medium setting.
I switched over to Airwick this summer for half the price, but I haven’t been too satisfied. Some of the Airwick plugins are excellent (like the coconut breeze scent), but others are useless (vanilla sugar cookies).
Last weekend, I decided to give the plug-ins at Yankee another shot. They have a new(er) design, where you can buy a colorful unit separately. They are 4/$20….so I got 1 unit and 3 plug-ins. Still kind of pricy, but I suppose I could have tried to find a coupon!
The first thing I noticed (but have no proof) is that the oil units seem smaller. This may just be me being critical, but if it worked well, I wouldn’t mind.
I went home and popped in Pink Sands. After a few hours, the wonderfully tropical scent of melon and warm beach sand filled my cat’s area. Wow was I impressed!
However, about 2 days ago, I realized that I couldn’t smell it anymore. And it’s not just my nose used to the scent! When I walk from outside into my apartment, I can always smell the Pink Sands….until 2 days ago!
Yup, after 1 week of use, my unit died. I had it set on the medium setting and have over 3/4ths the oil left.
I am going to move it to a new outlet and try to ramp it up to high…..but I’m pretty sure this $5 plug-in is already useless.
Sigh, I’ll give updates, but I’m going to probably return the unit and try a new one.
Such a bummer 😦