Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Underwhelming Aroma: Limited Edition Renuzit Aroma Adjustables Crème Brulee!

The Good: Inexpensive enough, Easy to use
The Bad: Exceptionally weak scent, Limited edition nature, Does not endure all that well.
The Basics: The Creme Brulee Renuzit Aroma Adjustable has a scent for about ten minutes, but it’s weak and it does not endure at all.

My wife and I are working hard to save money and keep our apartment clean and smelling great. This is not always easy with our Siberian Husky who is shedding early this year. So, when we were out looking at clearance products at our local grocery store, she leapt on the limited edition Renuzit Aroma Adjustables that were being clearance there. When she “ooh”ed and “ahh”ed over the Crème Brulee flavor, I knew that was coming home with us. Now, a month later, I’m sad to say that the Crème Brulee scent is probably limited edition because it is one of the least impressive scents/products in the Renuzit Aroma Adjustables product line.

Renuzit Aroma Adjustables are best analogized as scented candles without the wick. These are waxy cones that come in a plastic cone package that are actually solidified essential oils that emit a scent. The principle behind them is simple; air passes through them, they slowly effervesce throughout a room and for a month, the living environment is supposed to smell like the scent the Adjustables claims to have, in this case, Creme Brulee. The principle is a generally good one; Renuzit Aroma Adjustables eliminate the potential danger of burning down one's house by having an inflammable odor-releaser and offer long-lasting odor coverage.

Unfortunately the Creme Brulee Adjustables does not have either a strong intial scent or an induring aroma to it. Renuzit Aroma Adjustables have an instant scent, like for about ten minutes. Unfortunately, the scent did not even permeate a room, so the scent of cinnamon and vanilla is only strong for about ten minutes when sticking one’s nose directly into it. Given that the point of this little device is supposed to be making odor control effortless - as opposed to having to light a candle every day or two and remember to blow it out - the Creme Brulee Renuzit Aroma Adjustables fails horribly.

The Renuzit Aroma Adjustables are five-inch tall plastic cones that look like an overturned snowcone. The base is a black plastic dish that reveals the black of the Creme Brulee air freshener inside. Use is ridiculously simple; twist the black cap up and set in a place where one wants fresher air. Opening the Adjustables only half an inch gives access to the faint smell very briefly.

The Creme Brulee Renuzit Aroma Adjustables smells like vanilla and cinnamon . . . for only about ten minutes and within a few feet of the Adjustables.

The Crème Brulee Renuzit Aroma Adjustable is a good theory with a poor execution. Opening the air freshener half an inch gave us a reprieve for a few minutes. There is the option to open the product more, which is a simple matter of raising the plastic cone on top higher. This does disperse more of the Adjustables's scent, but within two hours, I could not smell anything from the Crème Brulee Adjustables, even in our small bedroom. For the remainder of the month this was open in our home, it did not have a noticeable scent.

The Adjustables are easy enough to use; after about a month the black waxy portion that initially looked like a candle will be shriveled to look more like an apple core and even sticking one's nose into it will not reveal the smell it originally had. At that time, the plastic cone and dish may simply be thrown away. This is very easy to use and when placed in high places, it is very safe for use around children and animals.

My problem is that it does not work, not even for a couple of hours. The Crème Brulee scent of Renuzit Aroma Adjustables is ineffective and not worth picking up, even on clearance.

For other scented product, check out my reviews of:
Renuzit Adjustables Limited Edition Mandarin Lemonade
ScentSationals Oatmeal Cookie Wickless Wax Cubes
California Scents Coronado Cherry Fragrance Sprays


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