Hoping to relocate soon and we'll be selling our house from a distance. I want to leave something to make it smell nice to potential buyers. Any recommendations, preferably something that works for more than a few hours!
I find that a bid bunch of scented flowers works a treat for freshening a room. Don't quite trust these room fragrancers as they make me feel queasy. Freesias and Lilies are my favorite scented flowers.
I agree, hate artificial air fresheners. The only thing I have found which I do like is the Body Shop reed diffusers. I was given one last year and it lasted for months and months and wasn't overpowering or too artificial. They don't do that one anymore but they have a fair selection here.
I too find these fragrancers - or so-called 'room fresheners' dreadful. Even those purporting to be 'natural' have a very persistent smell which is hard to get rid of. I never ever use them anywhere. They make me wheeze and cough and also appear to give rise to headaches.
I do wonder whether the rise in asthma isn't connected to items such as these plus all the strong-smelling detergents & conditioners that people use.
They work by blocking the adaptation of the sense of smell, a very primitive part of the brain and sensory system, so they mask other smells, persisting in all fabrics, especially man-made fibres. They also persist in our noses. A saline solution sniffed into the nostrils can help get rid of them.
I understand that there is research ongoing into why people who make & handle fragrancers frequently get eczema.
Any ideas for neutralising these ghastly perfumes will be welcome.