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Up until purchasing a Jelly Belly car air freshener recently, I had never thought much of car air fresheners. Indeed any I have bought over the years up until my recent Jelly Belly experience, have failed to ignite any enthuiasm in me. From cardboard trees to plug-ins, I have been considerably under-whelmed by them all and found them not to last very long or produce a fragrance that I haven't particularly liked. I do not want my car to smell like toilet cleaner nor do I want it to smell of some sickly floral scent either, but this is what I have came across on numerous occasions.
I am a big fan of Yankee candles and so when I first spotted these 'car jar' air fresheners on sale in my local branch of Collectables, I was interested. However, they were quite expensive I thought and so decided to wait until maybe I could purchase one in a sale at some point, as Yankee products can often be found reduced online and in stores.
A few weeks back I went to a friend's house for coffee and to swap some books and she told me she had a little present for me and gave me one of these Yankee car jars. She explained she had purchased them in a special 3 for 2 pack offer online from Amazon priced at £3.95 which is a great price for three and a lot cheaper than the prices I had seen for these in Collectables.
She stated she had one in her car and loved it and as she knew I was a fan of Yankee, she had decided to give me one to try. I was very grateful for the gift and told her how I had just been looking at these recently but thought they were a bit expensive. She also told me that since purchasing her car jars from Amazon, she had also spotted them online direct from Yankee at around £4.00 for these special 3 for 2 packs too, so it does seem that you can get much better deals online when purchasing these car jars and I made a mental note to have a look for myself.
I must admit that if I had been choosing the car jars for myself I don't think I would have chosen the Lilac Blossoms fragrance as I am more a fan of Yankee's woody, musk type fragrances or their fruity ones. Floral and blossom scents are my least favourite, but I have came across some pleasant ones and so I was still keen to try this out and of course delighted with my gift.
Yankee state Lilac Blossoms is an alluring grove of lavender, white, and deep purple lilacs. The car jar is shaped like one of Yankee's glass jar candles and coloured a lilac purple shade just like the candle wax.
Removing the car jar from the packaging the fragrance was fairly strong and and floral fragranced and I was pleased to find I actually liked the scent more than I thought I would. It wasn't too sweet or sickly smelling and instead was quite a fresh fragrance.
There was an elasticated string attached to the top of the car jar and unfortunately it isn't actually very long but stretches well enough, although I was thinking it would maybe snap as I attempted to stretch it around my rear view mirror. Once hanging, I found it quite strong smelling as I sat in the drivers seat and also as I am not really a fan of having things dangling from my mirror as I find it a distraction, I decided after one day to remove it and hung it instead from the bar above the rear passenger window.
Moving the car jar freshener to the rear of the car I found was much better. It was out of view and so not a distraction anymore and filled the car with its scent but without it literally being right under my nose.
I was impressed with the amount of fragrance from my car jar. A month on and it still strongly fragranced my car, becoming slightly weaker in the following weeks.
I have since been online and ordered myself some in another fragrance which I feel will appeal to me more than this one but having said that, I have no complaints about Lilac Blossoms and do like the fragrance, I just believe there are others I will like even more.
Yankee state you can also use these car jars to hang in your wardrobes or cupboards too, which is a good idea and one I may try with further purchases.
I am happy to recommend these car jars from Yankee. They are available in a variety of fragrances from Amazon and other Yankee stockists online as well as in stores, but I believe the 3 for 2 special packs at around £3.80 - £4.00 are great value for money, so do look out for these if making a purchase.