The good folks at Febreze know how important scents are to me (I do have a very sensitive nose) and they also realize that with upwards of 6 boys in the home, a dog, three cats, and a bird… my home gets PRETTY STINKY. So they showed me some mercy and sent me a very nice Febreze Home Collection Flameless Luminary kit. Livvy, my adorable Tabby-Point Siamese, got excited by all the packing (she just loves packing peanuts) and wanted to help.
I’ve heard of these “candleless candles” but had never tried one. The Febreze Flameless Luminary requires two AA batteries (they were included, which is nice!) It took me a moment to figure out how to make the thing work– you must have the scented shade inserted into the Luminary box for the box to light up and start dispensing the scent. The shades come in their own packaged envelopes, which is very convenient. I got two packages of the scent Green Tea Citrus. It’s OK. I can’t say I loved the scent. I am particular about my smells, and I would have preferred something in vanilla or lavender– something a little less pungent than the Green Tea Citrus. As far as I know, the only scents available for these shades are the Green Tea Citrus, Pomegranate Mango, Cranberry Pear, and Willow Blossom.
The men of the house disliked the smell very much. I had to remove it from the living room to a more inconspicuous area. The shades do pack a pungent punch. I think if they were a little less scenty, and maybe with something more natural than the “blends” being offered, I’d like it more.
Still, I like the idea behind the Febreze Luminary. I have a few candles on my desk, which I light up from time to time when the house odors bother me. I know this is dangerous, and I’m terrified that my kitty will knock over the lit candles. So I love the idea behind the Luminary. But the Green Tea Citrus smell is not for me. I wonder if I could make my own scents, like from fabric softener or just by making a paper shade dabbed with my rose perfume or lavender blossoms? It probably would not last as long as an official Febreze shade, but it would be more pleasant.
I’m going to experiment with the Febreze Flameless Luminary a little more. I may try out their Willow Blossom shade, and if that it too strong, I think I will try out my own concoction.
I love the effect, though. In the evenings, the Febreze Luminary is just perfect; it creates a beautiful, lightly flickering ambiance like a candle without the dangers and mess of a candle. I think having a cinnamon or vanilla scent for the wintertime would be SO perfect. My photo didn’t come out extremely well, because I shut off the lights to snap the picture. The luminary glows, as you can see.
The Febreze Flameless Luminary is about $16 at Amazon.com. And I did see a shade called “Vanilla Frost” there that I may try. I love the decor, so it’s a permanent fixture on my shelf. I’ve just got to figure out a way to make the guys like the smell…
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