Hello out there! Vexy here, your Friday Fragrance fiend, finding you the best in sexy scents and scintillating smells! This week, I’m bringing you something a little different: a home scent!
Let’s get one thing straight: Dorm life is not the most glamorous of lifestyles. Often, you’re in an older dorm that can range from decent to falling apart. The rugs can be stained, the walls can have holes, and the smells can range from nothing at all to musty and moldy to just downright stinky. Now, I have a sensitive nose. Any stinky smell must be removed immediately or I will be in a bad mood for days. Unfortunately, this year, I got stuck in a room that was a bit on the funky side.
I live in an apartment-style dormitory this year, which means our bedrooms are pretty separate from the common area/kitchen; and there are four of us sharing an apartment. The bedrooms smelled fine, the bathrooms just smelled like cleaning solution, but the kitchen/common area… ugh. It was a moldy, gross, funky smell that I just couldn’t stand! I tried deodorizing sprays, Febreeze, Lysol… anything and everything to get that smell to go away, but it was stubborn! It just stayed there, like that uncle that comes down to Florida to visit “for a few days” and winds up staying three weeks, making you drive him everywhere- kidding, kidding! I love all my uncles and they’ve never done anything like that.
But back on topic. This stench would just not leave us alone. I wanted so badly to light a candle or burn some incense, but alas, not even decorative candles are allowed in the dorms. I guess they’re afraid all we crazy college kids will set the building on fire or something. (They’re vigilant with the safety in my building- all the star football players live there!) I was ready to give up and resign myself to having a stinky common area for the rest of the year.
In swoops one of my suitemates (or, as I like to call them, my sweet-mates, since they’re all awesome) with this little disc-like thing, and twenty minutes after she puts it on the wall, the awful stench is all covered up with the most wonderful cinnamony fragrance. I, the vigilant fragrance reviewer and curious individual that I am, demanded immediately to know what it was, and she explained to me that it was a “Scentportable”.
A what? I wondered, and immediately sprung to the internet to find out. (Oh, how I love you, Google!) I quickly found it on Bath and Body Works’ website, and discovered my suitemate had “Cinnamon & Clove Buds”:
“Spread high-quality scents into all the spaces of your life, without a plug, battery or flame. The built-in clip base allows SCENTPORTABLE to hang, sit or rest on virtually any surface. Scent of irresistible, spicy cinnamon, sweet clove buds and nutmeg, with hints of cypress and cedarwood.”
First of all, I love the scent of this. Second of all, I love what this does without batteries (expensive!), without taking up a plug (wasteful!) and without flames (illegal!). It’s been three weeks now and the thing is still going strong- I can’t wait ’til it runs out so I have an excuse to buy another one and try a different scent! And for five bucks, this is a STEAL. I get the feeling this would work in gym bags, cars, lockers, office desks… anyplace you want to freshen up without sprays that could cause allergic reactions or where you don’t have a spare plug.
Big thumbs up on this one! It’s a dorm-saver!
What about you ladies? Have you all been saved by Scentportables?