Recently I purchased a package of ‘forever fragrant freshSTICKS.” I’d looked at them in the store several times, thinking they sounded to good to be true. But, after one review I read where the person said they could only use a few sticks instead of the entire bag because they were so strong, I decided to give them a try and purchased the vanilla scent. I have multiple pets, smokers in the house and the room I bought them for is pretty big – probably 15×15 with 8 foot high ceilings. There is a ceiling fan kept on low to circulate the air in the room.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the bag the sticks were in was that while they smelled nice, they didn’t smell strongly at all. Coming from a sealed bag I expected a much stronger scent. The little vase that comes with them is cute and the sticks are by no means ugly. I set everything up as directed. Thinking they may need time to work, I allowed several days before writing this review.
Maybe they are absorbing some odors, I cannot tell. They are not, however, giving off enough scent to count. Even putting my nose almost to them, the smell is very faint. I’m pretty disappointed in the product. Maybe I got a bad batch . Maybe my room is too big – although they still should smell stronger up close, in my opinion if that were the case. Maybe they would work well in a tiny enclosed area. They are stamped with The Good Housekeeping Seal which says refund or replacement if defective. I wouldn’t say they are exactly defective – they simply don’t work as I expected.
This review is based entirely on my own experience with the product. Experiences of other customers may be entirely different. They did not work well for me.
If a friend asked me what I thought of them and should they buy them, I’d have to tell them I wasn’t impressed with them, but that their experience may be better.