Monday, January 11, 2010

Scentbug Review

I got a couple of Scentbugs from Bath and Body Works this year for Christmas and here is my review of this new product:

This is a scentbug

They come in several colors including black, red, pink, white, green, yellow and the above pictured brown. I have brown and white.

Here are the claims that Bath and Body Works and Slatkin & Co. make about the Scentbug:

"At the touch of a button, instantly transform a room with superior scent. SCENTBUG features a quiet, yet powerful, fan that works with our finest quality home fragrance oils to continuously stream pure fragrance into the air.

Choose from our collection of over 30 Home Fragrance Oils, or mix and match them to create your own scent (oils sold separately)
Rest SCENTBUG on any flat surface, like a bathroom vanity, bookshelf, kitchen counter, desk or nightstand
Runs on 2 AA batteries (included)
Includes fan unit, 2 AA batteries and 3 fragrance oil pads (additional fragrance oil pad refills sold separately)
Created by world-renowned home fragrance expert, Harry Slatkin"

Here is what I think about it:

(1) As to the "quiet fan" claims: I wouldn't call it quiet. You can hear it. You can hear it from several feet away

(2) As to the "Created by Harry Slatkin" claims: I think it was created by people who make batteries. The thing runs and runs and runs unless you turn it off. You have to remember to turn it off & on unless you own the Energizer Battery company. I have already gone through the cheap set of batteries that come with it and a new set of Energizer in each scent bug. I haven't come up with a good solution to this problem just yet.

(3) Overall opinion: It works well in very small spaces. I have mine in each bathroom. I don't think it would work well in larger spaces. I'm a little unhappy by the battery usage and that it seems you will have to remember to turn it off and on or else it will cost a ton in batteries. I had hoped this would replace the oil burners that I liked to use, but I'm not sure that it has.


Spotted-Bird said...

I use the wall plugs from Bath & Body Works and love them. I have never tried the scentbug and think I will stay away. Thanks for the info

The Ffrench's said...

I have often wondered about those things but have never bought one.


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