I absolutely love reed diffusers, and when it comes to Yankee Candle reed diffusers, it’s very rare for me to come across one that does not work well, or smell good.
When I came across Yankee’s Reed Diffuser in Patchouli, combined with a really cute Halloween theme going on, I was pretty excited to snatch it up and bring it home with me. At $9.99 at my local Home Goods I figured it would be money well spent. Unfortunately though, I was not able to sample the scent in the store, as the diffuser was well packed and not meant for pre-opening.
I was hoping that the scent would be like Karma, a scent that they sell over at Lush.com. A delicious blend of high potent hippie-ish fragrances, mostly made up of patchouli.
Once home, I ripped open my new home good, and located the small bottle of liquid. This is the scent, and all I had to do was pour it into the black Halloween bottle, add the reeds, and wait for it to do its job.
The scent when I opened up the bottle however was not anything that I would associate with patchouli. It had an odd mild clay dough type of stink going on. I figured though that perhaps the oil would transform into something more patchouli like once the diffusers began to let off the scent.
So how did it go, you are wondering?
Not well. In fact 4 days after being placed in our small living room, which is closed off, and still there are no traces of the scent. Not even the clay dough smell is present.
If I go very close to where the reed diffuser is though, I can sort of smell it, but having to stick my nose 2 feet within the diffusers range basically defeats the entire purpose of it being a scent diffuser. Most diffusers give off scent like crazy, and easily flood a room with that scent for up to a month or more.
I love the cute Halloween theme going on, the black cobwebbed bottle, and the black reeds, but the scent just failed to make its debut.