When it comes to home decor, I am continually in awe of people who can look at a space and picture what it needs to be stylish. How do they just seem to know what pieces and colors will work well together?
Even though I know my home doesn't resemble a designer showroom (which wouldn't be possible with two young kids anyway), I still like to try to create a warm and inviting space for family and friends, as well as for us.
An important aspect of that? The smell. In my mind, decor can only do so much if the odor isn't pleasant.
Fortunately, thanks to Glade and their new Glade Expressions Collection, their scents can leave your house looking good as well as smelling good all in one with the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist.
Glade's popular and award-winning home fragrances have long been known to help you transform any room of your home, bringing you the perfect expression for any mood or occasion. Their latest addition, the new Glade Expressions Collection, features an incomparable fragrance experience in two contemporary designs – a fragrance mist and an oil diffuser – that have been developed to appeal to today's modern consumer.
When each of these products arrived, I was impressed right away with the clean lines and contemporary styling even before they were out of the packaging.
The Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist is a simple, yet appreciated product to use in nearly any room. By giving it a squeeze, the light mist is released and I like how it quickly dissipates into the air, yet the long-lasting aroma of freshness lingers for quite a while afterward.
Available in four different scents (Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Pineapple & Mangosteen, Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice, and Lavender & Juniper Berry), the Fragrance Mist Starter Kit is good for the environment (as well as your wallet) by then offering the option of unscrewing the base and inserting an affordable refill.
I love the Cotton & Italian Mandarin and just how fresh, clean and not-overpowering it smells, but I'd also like to try the other fragrances as well. With a retail price of $4.49 for the Starter and $3.49 for the refill, this is one product where the sleek, stylish design and low price make it an easy addition to any decor.
For a continued release of fragrance with an elegant look, I found that the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser (available in the cream color I received or a bamboo wood) took around 15 seconds to have it set up and ready to go.
By placing the oil bottle in the base and inserting the diffuser card on top (press down until it clicks), the result is a decoratively paneled, artistic way to add a light fragrance and a modern, upscale appearance.
The Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser retails for $8.49 and is available in the Pineapple & Mangosteen, Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice, and Lavender & Juniper Berry scents. The refills (each one lasts for 30 days) cost $5.49 and can be easily changed out when needed.
The Lavender & Juniper Berry has proven to be just the right mix of sweetness and flowers and I have enjoyed having the fragrance in the background of my home in its stylish display. Plus, by being able to have the continual release of the scent in the air without any electricity, flames or anything possibly hazardous to my children has been a welcome addition!
Formally introduced by Glade and entertainment journalist Giuliana Rancic during an event in New York City, the Glade Expressions Collection is a whole new way to experience home fragrance, with true-to-life scents and unique designs. The four on-trend fragrances combine classic scents with an exotic twist and the chic, trendy designs help make any room inviting.
As well as having your home smell and look good for every day, Giuliana Rancic also had a few tips for hosting an Academy Awards viewing party this upcoming February 26th:
- Start early! Have guests arrive before the show starts to catch a first glimpse of celebrities on the red carpet in their luxurious fashions.
- Limit the guest list and only extend the invitation to your favorite die-hard celeb-buffs and movie-goer friends. Limiting the guest list will keep the conversation intimate and the evening fun and lighthearted.
- Provide a comfortable environment and transform the ambiance in your home into the warmest and welcoming place possible. This, of course, is where the new Glade Expressions Collection comes in and allows you to fill the air with a fragrance that reflects your own personal taste.
- Find your perfect pairing. Bring out food and keep the appetizers and drinks flowing for your guests. Ahead of time, make red velvet cupcakes paired with pink champagne to keep the theme festive and classy.
- Add fun and games. Get a list of all the nominees and place your votes for winners! A little healthy competition can make the night fun and engaging.
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