*I received two Air Wick Decorative Jar Candles for the purpose of this review. As always all opinions are my own*
This summer has been hot, hot, hot. Looking back at my timehop app (seriously how cool is it!) I’ve realised that this isn’t the hottest summer we’ve had, not by a long shot. However I think this is the most consistently hot summer we’ve had. Not even sporadic rainfall has cooled the weather down, in fact I think it made it worse!
Quite possibly the worst thing about the heat? The smells. Body odour increases. Oh the body odour. There seems to be new smells appearing everyday with the heat magnifying the pong by 1000.
One of those deadly smells has been my neighbour’s wheely bin. I don’t know what she has in there, but it’s been on the road ready to be collected for the last week and I can still smell it inside the house. It’s stinking hot and I have to keep the door closed!
It was New Years Day and I was fed up. I was hot, I was bothered and I was sick of not being able to use my garage where my entertainment setting is because the smell from the bin was so overpowering. In the afternoons it’s cooler to sit outside but I just couldn’t handle the smell. Then I remembered the goodies that I had received from Air Wick and decided that now was the perfect time to give them a whirl.
I had two scented candles to choose from which included Unwind (french lavender) and Lemonade Stand (Sweet Summer Fruits). I love the smell of fruit, especially in summer when there is such a great variety, so I decided to give Lemonade Stand a whirl.
I’m a little (ok a lot!) sensitive when it comes to fragrances and I find it hard to breathe if the smell is too strong. I loved the Lemonade Stand scent though, and the level of scent was perfect. The decorative glass also made the candle look much nicer, and keep it’s shape. Which is important in this heat, I’ve lost many a candle to the heat over the years!
Paul and I were able to sit outside for a couple of hours and the candle didn’t lose it’s scent. The glass did make it hot to the touch, but I made sure to tell Mr 5 not to touch them. However if you have a little one about the house then I would make sure you place the candle somewhere they can’t reach, even once the candle is out, until the glass has cooled.
Now for the fun part! I have three decorative candles to giveaway to one lucky reader! All you have to do is answer this simple question:
What is the worst thing you’ve ever smelled?
It’s a game of skill so the person who makes me throw up in my mouth a little will win this great prize pack! Entries close on Thursday the 15th of January at 6pm.
Terms and Conditions
- This competition opens at 5am Thursday the 8th of January 2015 and closes at 6pm Thursday the 15th of January 2015.
- The prize is 3(three) decorative candles for 1(one) winner.
- The winner has 48 hours to reply to correspondence from Musings of the Misguided or the prize will be redrawn.
- All decisions are final.
- The competition is open to Australian residents only.
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