Car air fresheners are (still?) so ubiquitous that I want to highlight that a natural, in fact, organic alternative exists, should you need one.
We know what air fresheners in cars are supposed to cover up. These are absolutely not the things you set out to smell on purpose like you would do with a rose. However, anyone who ever left a taxi (or a friend’s car) with a massive headache or a nauseating coughing fit, would rather just have opened a window. Even if it rained; even if it snowed. Snow! A blizzard seems like a welcome alternative when the air you breathe is a fake citrusy or fir-like or spicy olfactory nightmare that makes you feel dizzy and sick.
La première personne que je jetterai en prison sera l’inventeur des sapins parfumés qui pourrissent l’intérieur des taxis à travers le monde.”
The first person I’d throw in prison would be the inventor of the scented firs that ruin the interior of taxis all over the world.”
–Frédéric Malle in STYLIST Magazine N°21 10 October 2013
Listen to the man, people. Listen to the man.
Granted, purest essential oils can lead to allergies. That’s a thing to remember. Essential oils do have effects – and side effects too. But something tells me that allergy sufferers don’t use conventional air fresheners anyway.
Certified with Demeter and Natrue, the Baldini Guardian Angels by Taoasis look like a purple figure sitting in the lotus position. Three sets, €6.40 each, are available, each of them including a cardstock figure and a 5 ml bottle of essential oil blend: Feelkraft (lime and lemongras), Feelwärme (blood orange and vanilla <3) and Feelwald (swiss pine and cypress), respectively something like feel the power or the strength, feel the warmth and feel the forest.
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