The Good: Easy to use, Good scent
The Bad: A little expensive, Does not solve any problems/address cause of smells, Scent does not endure
The Basics: Air Wick Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower Air Wick Spray smells good for a few minutes, but does not endure or solve any problems that cause bad smells.
My wife is a big fan of products that make our apartment smell wonderful. I like the concept of such products, but I tend to be a fan of solving problems instead of just covering them up. As a result, I tend to prefer products like Lysol anti-bacterial products as opposed to Glade and Air Wick sprays that just cover up the sources of odors. In fact, that and the lack of endurance are the only real problems with the Air Wick Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower spray my wife picked up last week.
A bright summer scent, Air Wick Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower is a spray air freshener that comes in an 8 oz. metal spray bottle. Topped with a plastic spray nozzle and button, the Air Wick Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower air freshener is exceptionally easy to use. Simply press the lever and a mist explodes out of the canister. A one second burst creates a cloud about 1 cubic foot in volume and that is enough to cast the scent around a medium-sized (12’ X 15’ X 9’) room.
The Air Wick Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower canister is expensive. For $3.99, the canister gets at least thirty uses, but the scent only seems to last about as long as one can see it in the air. Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower Air Wick Spray does not address the causes of odor. If you have shoes that smell bad and use this Air Wick scent, almost instantly, the bad smell will almost instantly reassert itself. Unlike something like a disinfectant (like Lysol) that kills bacteria that cause odors, the Air Wick Sprays just mask the scent and the Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower type does not even do that effectively. I would rather get more enduring value out of a disinfectant than an air freshener.
As for the scent, the Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower has a strong fruit and floral scent to it. The smell of Papaya is sweet and fruity and endures for only about five seconds before it is overwhelmed by the floral scent of the hibiscus. The hibiscus scent lasts only five more seconds before the scent of the Air Wick spray dissipated entirely.
For the brief time it is in the air, the Hawai’i Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus Flower Air Wick Spray is worthwhile and makes things smell good, but given that the strong scent lasts about a minute, this is disproportionately expensive compared to the benefits it provides.
For other products designed to change the scent in the home, check out my reviews of:
Glade Cashmere Woods spray air freshener
Better Homes & Gardens Baked Apple Strudel Scented Wax Cubes
Renuzit Adjustables Mandarin Lemonade
For other home and garden product reviews, please visit my Home And Garden Product Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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