I purchased this Spa Collection “Sandalwood and Amber” potpourri spritz from my local Dollar Tree for $.50 (it was supposed to be a dollar according to the cashier, but since it had a $.50 sticker on it, I got it for half price) and was eager to try the spritz in my home (and possibly use it myself as a perfume). I must say, for a cheap little spritz, it packs a lot of scent.
I immediately sprayed the spritz in my living room and could instantly smell the awesome amber scent I love, followed by a musky, romantic scent of sandalwood. This smell is right up my alley. I then sprayed the potpourri scent in the top of my furnace and turned the heat on, so the blast could smell up the whole house. It’s a homey, comforting smell that lingers (but not for long), something I did not expect from a product I paid less than a buck for.
Since I love the scent of amber, I poured a few teaspoons of the scent in my regular body lotion, and it works great. This cheap potpourri scent doubles as a perfume and home scent, and is just smelly enough to linger on my skin all day long (I also spritz it in the air and do my “perfume dance” through it). I really enjoy using it.
The only downside is that while the scent lingers on my skin and clothing all day long (maintaining a pleasant amber musk scent all day long), it fades quickly in the house, so after about a half hour or so you can no longer smell it. I even poured the potpourri spritz into my candle warmer dish to see if it would linger in the house that way, and couldn’t smell it at all. So oddly enough, it works better as a perfume than it does the potpourri house warming scent that it’s toted to be used for. Regardless, I am happy with the scent, and for $.50 for a perfume that I love the smell of, I think I got a great deal! If you see it in your local Dollar Tree, don’t be afraid to give it a try.
Note: I did notice that while the scent does not last long in the house, the scent worked great in my car, which often smells like wet dog and feet. So it’s a great car scent to keep your car smelling fresh.