One of Yankee Candle’s newer products is the Charming Scents car freshener.
My mom bought me a base scent and two cars. (Thanks Mom!)
Here is how it works: You buy a base set which comes with a metal case on a ring and a scent disc/pod. (There is a set without a scented pod, but it costs the same to get one with a scent included). The scented pod fits into the metal case, and the whole thing dangles around your rear view mirror.
Then, there are charms that you can buy separately to customize your set, as well as scent refills. There is a cute diversity of charms from a paw print to a martini glass, to bats against a full moon.
The refill scents are limited to the more popular scents such as Pink Sands, Macintosh, and Clean Cotton. (No different than their reed diffusers and potpourri.)
Base set: $12.99
Charms: $5.99 each
Note that some holiday scents are on clearance right now at 50% off.
Okay….it is cute, but I have some critiques.
For starts, the Christmas Cookie scent is virtually unscented. It had a light throw the first day I tried it, and has been scentless since. I have read that Christmas Cookie is a dud, so I will certainly review my Apple Pumpkin refill next month.
Secondly, the two charms I have, an anchor and cupcake, are adorable, but bunch together and really cannot be seen well. It is almost like the charms should have spacers or be facing a different direction.
Thirdly, they are expensive. The refills cost the same amount as a car jar, but require the (one-time purchase of the base set). The scents are also limited.
But, it is cute and actually does not obstruct my view at all. In other words, it takes up less space than the traditional car jars.
Overall, I really like mine and will try other scents….but I worry that the lower quality may end up retiring this product in a year or two.
Thoughts…any one else try these?