Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Scent Bug: A Product Review

Periodically, I enjoy going to Bath & Body Works..to check out the latest scents & mini-splurge on myself. Most PWD would rather smell sweet then BE sweet. (I'm speaking for the women here, I don't know about the guys). Most times I don't have a game plan, except for the mandatory $10/$30 coupon I tote along, because I know I will spend $30 worth of stuff, it's that easy.

This time though, I knew exactly what I wanted.(a flyer had come in the mail,making me long for Nov.2 with a passion)



Meet the Scentbug, a new and novel scent diffuser. I'm very much the candle lover person, but tend to forget that they're burning & my husband is afraid that one of these days, I'll burn down the house.(and that's a very valid fear) The great thing about the Scentbug is-there's no flame involved, so it's great for people like me.
It comes in five lovely colors(brown,green, pink, black, white)and is also available online..but I choose to go to the store,no shipping costs and you can use coupons.

The Scentbug is battery operated, and fan driven.(and comes with 2 AA batteries, which are depleted in about 4 days-according to the cashier. Hey, that's almost as useless as my pump! but at least you can use rechargeable batteries for it)You pull out the drawer, douse the pad with a hearty 15-20 drops of fragrance oil, and close it.(if you run it all the time, expect to put in more fragrance oils every day) Pads can be reused, up to a point.(eventually they'll fall apart)





In the bottom, the battery compartment pops out and you can store your extra scent pads in there as well.


Then you push the side button, and it turns on. The whole thing glows in the dark, so it's a pretty cool thing at night(when you really shouldn't have a candle burning that long) And you can take/use it anywhere.



The cost of the Scent bug is $12.50 for the unit, which comes w/5 scent pads/2 batteries to get you started. Scentpad refills are 8/$3.50. You can put any fragrance oil in there..Bath and Body Works is currently running a sale on theirs,$4 each.(and they each should last about a month) And, of course, the cost of batteries, if you don't use rechargeables. I give it a 4/5, given the cost factor. I do use coupons, but compared to a candle(you just buy and LIGHT the thing) this thing is expensive. Otherwise, I think I am going to totally love it.

11 comments:

Nick said...

That cashier was dopey. If you leave it running non-stop maybe the batteries will die in a couple of days, but you most likely wouldn't leave it on non-stop.

I have 3 or 4 of these around my house and they're all still on the same batteries. That's going on well over 3 months ago (I got them when they first came out over the summer when they were only available in white).

This is a great product! I just wish they would come out with one that has a time (turns off automatically after 30 minutes or so). When we have house guests or a party it's great to have one in each room & just turn on - let turn off by itself.

MsChowD said...

My grandma just got one of these, but she lost the paper telling you how to run it, so I googled it, and this page came up. Thank you!

oh,btw...
Nutmeg smells the best.
I thought I died and went to heaven :)

Hoosker said...

I don't like it! We leave it on full-time, trying to get freagrence out of it and the batteries do go dead after 3 days. Also, we us eWarm Vanilla Sugar and it runs and runs and runs and we really can't smell it. We use their warm vanilla sugar in their candles and bath soaps, so we know what it is supposed to smell like. Maybe we'll try a different scent, but for now, not too impressed - candles gave us much more scent in the air!

liz clegg said...

i just got this and i love it! it's perfect for a closed room... my space is a little over 16 ft x 11 ft and if i just leave it on a few minutes smells great! i'd say if you can't really smell it that much to use more of the drops... at first i only put 8 drops or so and couldn't smell it too much but then i put some more and it fills up the whole room. fun to mix up the scents to make your own also!!

Diana said...

I really love the product idea but I am kind of disappointed with the battery life. I am only getting about 48-72 hours on fresh batteries. I would love to see this with a plug in cord. Also the bright green "on" light is quite bright for the first day. If this product did not have a light the batteries would last a lot longer.

I have 4 of these little ScentBugs but I am holding one back for a good reason: Vicks makes a humidifier liquid called "VapoSteam". I think this product will work quite nicely in the ScentBug when someone in the house has a cold.

Shyla said...

I bought 3 and only one is what I would consider silent. Going to send a complaint. If the worked as labeled, I'd be thrilled.

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