Save Your Scents

Written by Nick Bordeau
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In 2009 there are more ways to freshen up your home then fill up your car with gas. Scent companies like Glade comes up with what seems like a new way to freshen every day. As these new designs are being released it seems that the prices of these fresher methods are even higher. But the bottom line is; is this all really necessary? I think the simple answer is no it isn’t.

There is a better alternative to these high cost low output fresheners that need to be replaced what seems like every other day. As a matter of fact you most likely have a few of the simple solutions lying around right now, candles. But why are candles better then all these fresheners that are for sale today?

Candles have a huge plus over most if not all the fresheners on today’s market: creativity. Today you can buy candles that are big, small, and in almost any color out there. Candles are in all shapes and designs and can be molded into even more if necessary. So why pay ten dollars on something when you can buy a candle for the same price that looks a lot more elegant.

Durability is another characteristic that fresheners are dominated by candles in. As previously stated many fresheners today, which cost around ten dollars mind you may only last for a couple days. However candles that cost the same amount can last for weeks if not an entire month which at is at least ten times longer than your average freshener.

The most important trait that a candle presents that a freshener will never be able to grasp, is the simple message of lighting a candle. To symbolize romance just take that special someone to a candlelit diner. However taking that same person to a freshener-sprayed diner might not be too impressive. If you ever lose electricity in a storm light a candle to brighten up the house, however the same just cannot be done with an air freshener.

No in comparison to a spray a candle’s scent is just immaculate. As a spray’s scent fades off over the course of fifteen minutes a candle remains lit until you blow it out, release fragrance for the entire time, not just every nine, eighteen, or thirty-six minutes.

So next time your at your local shopping center and reaching for an air freshener just remember how much more a candle has to offer, even for a lower price!


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