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Which wallflower scent do you believe lasts longest?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
doxielvr
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I guess my answer depends on what exactly you are asking.

As far as how long the Wallflower bulbs last, I have several scents around the house and they all last about the same, around 4-6 weeks (not quite the 6-8 weeks as listed on site).

As far as strongest scents that endure, I've had good luck with Vanilla Coconut and Cinnamon & Clove Buds. A good floral one for me has been Cherry Blossom, and a good fruity one has been Black Raspberry Vanilla.

One of the biggest problems with home fragrancing from any source like plug-ins and reed diffusers is that our noses become accustomed to the scents and no longer detect them. This "may" be overcome with the more powerful scents, or it may not be. I've had the best luck averting this "scent-familiarity" issue by using a particular Wallflower scent in each of our bathrooms. That way each one smells different. It is the more commonly frequented areas of the house that are a problem, even though I try to "boost" things up by using Scentports. Sometimes I wonder if they work at all, but after returning from a recent conference, I realized the house did indeed smell really good! Even with litter boxes! The odor-neutralizing Wallflowers are great for taking care of that issue.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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How long does the actual difuser unit itself last?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
by
nikki1
 - grafton
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I have purchased the Wallflowers nightlight diffuser, and it says the LED night light should last 5 years. I wouldn't think it'd say that if the diffuser wasn't expected to last 5 years. So I'm guessing the "expected" life expectancy of the Wallflower diffuser is 5 years.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 2
Mine have lasted at least three years. (I have only been using them for three years). I have only had one problem with one diffuser I had, which I took back to the store and they let me exchange it with no problem.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
Lisabisa
 - Chicago
answer 3
I have had some of my diffusers for over 2 years and they still work great... after a while though the tops need to be cleaned with a damp sponge as they retain some oil residue, but they are still in perfect working condition!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
SMC220
 - SWFL
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I would like to know if the plug in diffuser can be used for 220 volts outlet. I need reply ASAP as my sis in law will be buying it for me.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
xmen
 - philippines
on Home & Candles
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Wallflowers are meant to be used in an 120 volt outlet.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
heartsBBW
answer 2
The two types of plug-in diffusers sold by BBW are Wallflowers and Scentports. Both are made for 120V outlets only. You cannot plug them into 220V outlets. Sorry.

Your only option is using a power converter/adaptor. If you don't have one, you would have to weigh the costs of getting one in comparison to how much you desire to use plug-in diffusers. I don't know how expensive it is to buy a convertor/adaptor. But the boxes for Wallflowers and Scentports clearly state "use only a functional 120V outlet."

I certainly don't mean to change your mind about getting a diffuser unit or units, but in addition to great scent selections in plug-ins, BBW sells many other great products with the same great scents that don't require an outlet. There are candles and reed oil diffusers, along with tealight-based home fragrance oil warmers. There are so many great home fragrance oils available. And the concentrated room sprays are also great for a quick shot of your favorite scent and each container lasts awhile. I don't know how difficult it is to send these items overseas and through customs, but I just thought I'd share these other great products with you in case you weren't aware of them. If you have a favorite scent (or several) in the plug-ins, chances are those scents are available in other types of products, too. Best of luck with whatever you choose!
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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Can I use the scentports and electric oil warmer in 240V outlet?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
farah
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
No.

These electrical fragrancing units are designed to be used ONLY with functional 120V outlets.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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any lead-free wicks in candles?
I don't want soot staining walls or ceilings.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
eloc
on Home & Candles
4 answers
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answer 1
All of the candles are made with lead free wicks and vegetable wax!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
wmugirl
answer 2
All of the slatkin candles have lead-free wicks.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
chelsea karen
answer 3
All the candles sold by BBW use lead-free wicks.

Although you probably know this, any wick can leave some soot behind if it is not trimmed properly and frequently. There are wick trimmers well-suited just for this purpose, but a pair of long scissors can do the job decently. Keep the wick trimmed to approximately 1/4 inch. Avoiding draft effect on the flame will also decrease the chance of soot deposit. Hope this helps.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 4
All of the wicks are lead-free. They are natural cotton wicks.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
lotiongoddess
 - Atlanta, Georgia
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my wallflower plugin holders get crystals on the inside of the flower what is it? It's not dust. Is it ok to wash the holders by hand?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
kimba123
 - michigan
on Home & Candles
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I am not sure what the crystals are from but I, too, on occasion have seen them form around the top of a diffuser. I suspect that some sort of chemical reaction occurs as the fragrance oil warms and becomes volatile, and either a sugar-based or salt-based crystalline network forms. These crystal flakes can easily be dusted away from the top. The insides of your Wallflower diffuser units will need to be cleaned from time to time, as normal usage will lead to some accumulation of old oil and sometimes some areas of burned oil.

I've seen others write about using a q-tip moistened with warm water or a little bit of rubbing alcohol to clean the inner core of the diffuser unit (to remove buildup of old brown oil residue and any oil that has leaked) Just make sure you've allowed the unit to cool before doing this. When using alcohol, rinse the inside of the unit with a clean, moistened q-tip first, then allow everying to air dry before plugging it back in.

When you ask about washing the diffusers by hand, I picture you holding them under a faucet. The diffusers should never be placed under running water or submerged, given that they are electrical appliances.

I hope this helps. While I'm not exactly sure what the crystals are, I've seen them before, and keeping your Wallflowers wiped off and the internal core cleaned out will help extend the life of each diffuser unit. Spot clean your diffusers only.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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Caribbean Salsa vs Tropical Sorbet candles
Does anyone know if the new Caribbean Salsa candle by Slatkin smells similar to last year year's Tropical Sorbet candle?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
elkegirl
 - Maryland
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
Caribbean Salsa is a juicy mangoish type fruit, sweet, ripe and succulent. Tropical Sorbet was not a sweet.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
bbwgirl99
 - mac
answer 2
no it smells more like mango mandiran crossed with orange nectar.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
meghanlea
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DO THEY SELL HAIR SHAMPOO ON LINE ?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
CLAU
 - LAREDO TX
on Home & Candles
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, many kinds actually.

There are many different brands available online. These include:
Bath & Body Works brand
BBW Aromatherapy
CO Bigelow
Jonathan Products
Anthony Logistics for Men
Fekkai
MOP
Phyto
Bath & Body Works Kids (all in one product)
Blossom (for Tweens)

Best way to look these up online is to go up to the top of the webpage where it says "Shop By Brand" and have it show all brands. Then you can go through and select each brand and see which products each line has to offer. You could also do a search for the keyword "shampoo" but you will get lots of hits and they will be totally random, in no order at all. I'd try searching by the brands. In my opinion, Fekkai and CO Bigelow make great hair care products and are more reasonable priced than higher-end products like Jonathan Product, Anthony Logistics for Men, and Phyto. But it all is a matter of perspective, and depends on what your personal hair care needs are.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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Do the Henry Bendel Scentport refills fit into the Slatkin Scentport starter unit?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
NurseBD
 - NJ
on Home & Candles
1 answer
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answer 1
yes, that is the wonderful thing about scentports, you can keep changing them out with signature, Henry Bendel, and Slakin&Co... My personal favorite is Amber. I love the candle and the frag just covers so well and mixes with my wallflowers and other scentports too!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - San Antonio,Texas #10
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What is the best option when you have pets, wallflower, scentport, room sprays or oil fragrances. I have 2 large dogs and a cat. (we know about litter
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
puoadd
 - Maryland
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
I agree with the responder with the cats.The best thing you can do is frag layer. That means:
1. Wallflower/Scentport for overall coverage 24/7 (Wallflower recommendation is Clean Mist, its great to attack odor. Scentport is Fresh Linen.)
2. Fabric Refresher in the Clean Mist or Brilliant Citrus, great for carpets and any serface you cant always wash!
3. Home Frag Oils. It gives a rich coverage of frag. Great during gatherings or just to relax (Aromatherapy's Eucalyptus Spearmint is amazing!"
4. Candels for ambiance and frag
5. Room Sprays. Use this around your door before the guest get there, and it flows out of your home so well and gives an alluring feeling to your home.

Hope this helps
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - San Antonio,Texas #10
answer 2
We have several cats and that means several areas of litterboxes around the home. Scooping frequently works the best in terms of odor control, but let's face it, things don't always get done optimally, do they?

So to help, I've found the Wallflowers odor-neutralizing lines to be helpful. I particularly like the Brilliant Citrus, although any of them are great. The anti-odor sprays are nice when you need an instant burst of air refreshening, for example when company is coming over. And if you are like us, our 4-legged members of the family sleep with us, lounge with us, and generally believe they are human. So the fabric mist (also odor-neutralizing) can help refresh the scent of your fabrics that you can't launder easilty, like couches, petbeds, rugs, bedsheets b/w laundry time, etc. And in general purpose rooms (that are not necessarily pet-dominated rooms), a few sprays of concentrated room spray can make a room smell lovely for yourselves or for company. Same goes for candles if kept out of reach of curious small children, curious feline friends, and are in sturdy areas where a passing dog won't knock them over.

Scentports are great for fragrancing large rooms, and some of the fragrances are strong, but they currently do not neutralizie scents, only mask them. Sometimes that backfires, when it is obvious to visitors that you are trying to "cover up" a bad odor with a stronger one, and it just comes across as a bad mixture. I would stick to using non-odor-neutralizing Wallflowers and/or Scentports in areas where the pets do not frequent, for instance maybe some bathrooms and bedrooms, office/libraries, kitchens, etc. It will depend on where you allow your pets to go and where the "off-limit" areas are.

I certainly understand how we form deep relationships with our four-legged friends, yet it is a constant struggle to keep our house smelling fresh. I don't think you will even make your house smell like it is pet-free, but I do believe that you can accomplish a house where there is a tolerable presence of your animals without your environment smelling of an animal border facility. Hope this helps.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 3
Wallflowers and Scentports offer 24/7 coverage. While room sprays are great for instant refreshment or added concentration. Wallflowers last longer (6-8 weeks) but Scentports are more concentrated but only last around 4 weeks. I have a cat and use 1 wallflower in my bedroom, 1 in my bathroom and 1 in my livingroom and it works just fantastically. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Jenner
 - Van Nuys
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